Professor Eva Hoffman from CCS receives a professorship; Two pieces of research news from UrbNet; Head of center Susanne Mandrup from ATLAS publishes new study in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology; Three Centers of Excellence participate in the Danish Science Festival 2021; Head of center Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard from SAC elected to US National Academy of Sciences, and two researchers from the Centers of Excellence are interviewed by Science Stories. All this in the DNRF’s Other April News in Brief here.
Professor Eva Hoffman from CCS receives a professorship
Professor Eva Hoffmann from the Center of Excellence CCS has been appointed a permanent full professorship in the ICMM. Her title will be professor of molecular genetics. Professor Hoffman’s research investigates the role of the DNA damage response and cell cycle proteins in governing the genetic changes that occur in the germline to generate diversity and maintain genome stability.
Two pieces of research news from UrbNet: New book from UrbNet about urban networks and urbanization, and a new research project from UrbNet offers insight into craftsmanship in the Viking Age
A collaboration between Cambridge University Press and the Center of Excellence UrbNet has led to the book series Urban Archaeological Pasts. The book was written by head of center Rubina Raa, vice head of center Søren M. Sindbæk, and one of UrbNet’s previous guest professors Michael E. Smith. The new book series includes discussions and theories about urban networks and urbanization.
Besides the new book series, UrbNet has published the results of a new research project that explores the Viking Age’s metalwork by analyzing the production chain. The project is a collaboration between the DNRF’s UrbNet, Aarhus Geochemical and Isotope Research (AGiR) at Aarhus University, and the Museum of Southwest Jutland. The study has led to new knowledge about the metalwork crafters’ tools and materials and has been published in the Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.
Head of center Susanne Mandrup from ATLAS publishes study about the body’s transcriptional networks
Professor and head of center Susanne Mandrup from the Center of Excellence ATLAS at the University of Southern Denmark and Research Assistant Professor Alexander Rauch from the Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Southern Denmark have reviewed recent advances in the understanding of the transcriptional networks that drive stromal cell lineage determination and differentiation. A better understanding of the transcriptional networks might lead us to a better understanding of human diseases. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology.
Three Centers of Excellence participate in the Danish Science Festival 2021
The Centers of Excellence PROMEMO at Aarhus University, CEH at the University of Copenhagen, and CNAP at Aalborg University are all participating in the Danish Science Festival 2021. CNAP will, among other things, share a presentation, while the author Rob Dunn from CEH will talk with the chef Claus Meyer. The festival is a week-long annual event in April. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate one of the fundamental elements of research: curiosity. Everyone can participate in the festival, which has planned more than 700 lectures and events all over the country.
Head of center Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard from SAC elected to US National Academy of Sciences
Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard from the Center of Excellence Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC) has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences is a private nonprofit society for selected researchers. Scientists are chosen based on their outstanding contributions to research. Professor Christensen-Dalsgaard was a part of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center from 1994 till 2004, and today he is the head of center of SAC.
Science Stories interviews Professor Marcus Thomas Pius Gilbert from CEH and head of center Liv Hornekær from InterCat
The journal Science Stories has issued a new podcast interviewing Professor Marcus Thomas Pius Gilbert from the DNRF’s Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) at the University of Copenhagen. The podcast takes a closer look at the hologenomics approach, in which organisms are looked at from a holistic perspective, which contributes to a better understanding of how different specifies were created.
Science Stories also issued a new podcast with Professor and head of center Liv Hornekær from the Center of Excellence InterCat at Aarhus University. In the podcast, Professor Hornekær talks about stars, dust, and life in space. She takes a closer look at InterCat’s research about, among other things, the molecules that are needed to create life on a planet, and how they can be observed in space in dust clouds.