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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 […]

1. February 2018

PERSIMUNE investigates how patients with septic shock reacts to induced hypotermia

In a comprehensive study, researchers from the DNRF center PERSIMUNE, together with colleagues, have investigated whether induced hypothermia has an effect on organ failure and mortality among patients with septic shock. Can a reduction in patients’ core temperature to 32-34 degrees Celsius (hypothermia) reduce organ dysfunction and mortality in respirator-dependent patients with septic shock? This […]

31. January 2018

Top researcher and former head of DNRF center returns to Denmark and DTU

Jens Kehlet Nørskov is a former Center of Excellence director at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and internationally recognized for his research within catalysis and sustainable energy. Now, after more than seven years at Stanford University, in the US, Nørskov returns to his roots as head of a major energy research initiative at DTU. […]

30. January 2018

Head of center is behind new approach to fundamental particle physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics and Head of the DNRF center CP3-Origins, Francesco Sannino, together with colleagues, has developed a new theoretical approach to fundamental particle physics. The theory opens up new possibilities and perspectives that other researchers can use in their work. Read more about the new approach here 

29. January 2018

A new super tool for genetic analysis has arrived at a DNRF center

Susanne Mandrup, head of the DNRF center ATLAS, has a new state-of-the-art tool available for her genetic research related to obesity. The new instrument makes it possible to analyze hundreds of genetic samples much faster and cheaper than before. A late Christmas gift recently arrived at the Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) […]

29. January 2018

Head of center is behind new approach to fundamental particle physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics and Head of the DNRF center CP3-Origins, Francesco Sannino, together with colleagues, has developed a new theoretical approach to fundamental particle physics. The theory opens up new possibilities and perspectives that other researchers can use in their work. Professor Francesco Sannino, the head of the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics […]

26. January 2018

Nikolaj Scharff discovers 18 new pelican spider species in Madagascar

Madagascar’s biological diversity thus far has been described only to a limited extent. However, a study done by Nikolaj Scharff from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate and Dr. Hannah Wood from Smithsonian Institution has changed this. Read more about the discovery and the pelican spider’s unusual behavior here

26. January 2018

Can music remedy sleep problems?

In mid-January, Kira Vibe Jespersen defended her Ph.D. thesis at the Center for Music in the Brain. The thesis examined whether music could be a tool for improving sleep quality for people suffering from sleep problems. Read more about Kira Vibe Jespersen’s project and the results here 



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