About the department


At the Department of Biomedicine we conduct research in human biology and diseases and educate students within the fields. The Department also provides formalized consultancy assignments on matters of pharmacotherapy.

The Department was formed in 2011 by the merger of six biomedical departments - Department of Anatomy, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Department of Human Genetics, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Pharmacology.


Biomedicine bridges the divide between natural science and clinical medicine, and the results are used to improve diagnosis, counselling and treatment of patients. The research covers a wide range of research areas and the Department heads og participates in a series of research centres.


The Department has overall responsibility for the Bachelor’s degree programme in medicine and also contributes to the Bachelor’s degree programme in molecular medicine, odontology, the Master's degree programme in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry.

The academic staff of the Department is involved in several graduate training programmes and organizes and teaches at a large number of PhD courses. The Department also organizes A courses for future specialists.

More information about the Department's educational activities.

Public Sector Consultancy

The Department provides formalized consultancy assignments for a number of public authorities on matters of pharmacotherapy in the Central and North Denmark Regions and participates in medicines committees.


The Department employs some 450 people. We are physically located in six different buildings on the AU campus where modern laboratory facilities with associated support, core and animal facilities provide the framework for our research.

We are in the process of expanding the facilities and are having constructed a large new Biomedicine building, scheduled to be ready in 2018. The total construction project consists of 8,300 square meters of laboratory buildings, 4,000 square meters of underground construction and modernization of the existing 14,400 square meters.