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13. March 2018

Volcanic swamps on Iceland are a microbiological war zone

Researchers have discovered an anti CRISPR-protein for the first time in the constant battle between microorganisms in boiling hot pools on Iceland. Professor Xu Peng and her colleague Ditlev Brodersen from the Center for Bacterial Stress Response and Persistence (BASP) at the University of Copenhagen have collaborated with researchers the U.S and found that boiling […]

12. March 2018

New research from CGG: Vampire bats, genetics and microbes

Researchers from the Center for GeoGenetics have studied vampire bats with a hologenomic approach, looking at the relationship between the animal’s genes and microbiota. This holistic approach is part of a new era in genetic research. New research from the DNRF’s Center for GeoGenetics (CGG) studies vampire bats and tries to identify the relationship between […]

9. March 2018

Vaccine awakens the immune system and is likely to protect against more diseases

Researchers have recently published a new study that shows how vaccinations against tuberculosis also provide protection against other diseases, such as yellow fever. New research shows how the immune system, through the use of living viruses, can be trained to protect us against diseases other than the one for which the vaccine is originally designed. […]

6. March 2018

The Elite Research Prizes 2018 honor basic research

Two researchers associated with the Danish National Research Foundation were among the recipients of this year’s five Elite Research Prizes, all of which were awarded to researchers who conduct excellent basic research. The director of the DNRF welcomed the recognition of the importance of basic research as did one of this year’s prize recipients, Professor […]

6. March 2018

Opening Ceremony for CeMiSt – Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites

February 27 was a clear but frosty day at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), when the opening of the new Center of Excellence CeMiSt was celebrated with speeches and a reception. (From left: Chair of the DNRF, Liselotte Højgaard, head of department, Bjarke Bak Christensen, head of center at CeMiSt, Lone Gram, director of […]

28. February 2018

DNRF head of center receives 15 million DKK from the Lundbeck Foundation for his research on memory

Brain scientist and head of center at the DNRF’s Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO), Anders Nykjær, has just received a grant of 15 million DKK over the next five years from the Lundbeck Foundation. The new project aims to understand the mechanisms underlying the role of the receptor sortilin in regulating memory and our […]

26. February 2018

CMC discovers flawed theory behind widely used materials

DNRF head of center Bo Brummerstedt Iversen is one of the authors of a new paper in Nature Materials which shows that parts of the theory behind van der Waals materials do not match reality. Therefore, the theory must be reconsidered before researchers can fully understand the materials, which may be of great importance in […]

14. February 2018

Research Barometer 2017: Danish researchers are among the world’s elite

The director of the Danish National Research Foundation welcomes the news from this year’s research barometer, which shows that Danish researchers belong to the world’s elite. In early February, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science published Research Barometer 2017, which annually takes the temperature of Danish research from an international perspective. The report […]

6. February 2018

Jørgen Kjems from CellPAT receives this year’s Novo Nordisk Prize

The head of a DNRF center, Jørgen Kjems, will be this year’s recipient of the Novo Nordisk Prize for his innovative research on cellular communication. Since November 2017, Jørgen Kjems has headed the DNRF’s Center for Cellular Signal Patterns (CellPAT) at Aarhus University. For years, his name has been synonymous with innovative research into RNA and […]

5. February 2018

Head of center Rubina Raja will tour the US as Kershaw Lecturer

The Archaeological Institute of America has appointed Rubina Raja, head of center and professor of classical archaeology, as the Kershaw Lecturer 2018/2019. As part of the appointment, she will make a lecture tour in the US, presenting the research that originates from the center. The new year began with great recognition for Rubina Raja, professor […]