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Administrative support staff



The local Support Team at DANDRITE serves as the single point of contact for administrative issues for all DANDRITE's staff and students.

The Support Team aims at ensuring a cohesive, efficient and professional administration and research support for employees and students connected to DANDRITE. The Support Team strives for providing the framework needed for every single DANDRITE researcher to reach their full potential.

The local Support Team at DANDRITE depends on the administrative services in the university front offices of both the Faculty of Science & Technology and Faculty of Health, such as the HR and Accounts departments and project managers. Furthermore, the administration has contact persons in AU Communications and the Research Support Unit.

Overview of who DANDRITE's staff and students should contact in the Administration Support Team for specific purposes. Affiliated Researchers have to contact the departmental secretaries for administrative support.
Group picture of the Administration Support Team at DANDRITE (September 2019). From left to right: Emma Kathrine Sommer, Maria Thykjær Jensen, Karen Bech-Pedersen, Aisha Rafique, Susanne S. Sjøgaard, Kathrine Hennings
MBG: 3130, 201
Skou: 1116, 348 + 1116, 350
1182: 1182, 111

Further support for employees at Dept. Biomedicine

The local secretariat at Dept. Biomedicine supports DANDRTIE's staff and students with daily practical assistance such as keys, registration of holiday and leave (for staff employed at Dept. Biomedicine), and can also help with room bookings. They are also helpful with advice and guidance in other practical matters.

Further support for employees at Dept. Molecular Biology & Genetics

The local secretariat at Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics supports DANDRTIE's staff and students with daily practical assistance such as keys, registration of holiday and leave (for staff employed at Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics), and can also help with room bookings. They are also helpful with advice and guidance in other practical matters.

Project Managers

The daily management of DANDRITE's economy projects is done as a collaboration between project managers Lene Høgenhof Kristensen, Sebastian Berg Petersen, and DANDRITE Adm. Officer Maria Thykær Jensen. Lene Høgenhof Kristensen supports staff at DANDRITE employed at Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Sebastian Berg Petersen supports staff at DANDRITE employed at Dept. Biomedicine. 

Contact person at AU HE HR and AU NAT HR

Contact persons at AU Purchase Office

Contact persons at AU Research Funding Support Unit

Contact persons at AU's Graduate Schools


DANDRITE Support Team


Maria Thykær Jensen

Maria Thykær Jensen is Chief Administrative Officer at DANDRITE
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Karen Bech-Pedersen

Communications assistant at DANDRITE and Personal assistant for DANDRITE Director Poul Nissen.
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Kathrine Hennings

Kathrine Hennings is Research Group Coordinator and Communications Assistant at DANDRITE

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Susanne Schousboe Sjøgaard

Center Administrator for PROMEMO and Personal assistant for Core Group Leader Anders Nykjær.
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Katrine Østerlund Rasmussen

Research Group Coordinator at DANDRITE and Personal assistant for Core Group Leader Anders Nykjær.
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Aisha Rafique

Communications and Scientific Research Coordinator at DANDRITE
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Emma Kathrine Sommer

Student assistant in the administration at DANDRITE
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Nordic EMBL Partnership


Annabel Darby

Nordic EMBL Partnership Communications Officer
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Aisha Rafique

Communications and Scientific Research Coordinator at DANDRITE
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