Other August News in Brief
Four researchers associated with the DNRF are participating in “Wine and Science” Autumn 2021; Professor Mikael Rask Madsen from iCourts publishes new book; New study from MIB examines the relationship between music, the brain, and the future; and get to know Professor Tine Jess from PREDICT in the podcast “Videnskabsmænd er også kvinder” (“Science Is Also for Women”). All this in the DNRF’s Other August News in Brief here.
Four researchers associated with the DNRF are participating in “Wine and Science” Autumn 2021
“Covid-19 and bioterrorism” – Professor Jens Lundgren from PERSIMUNE
On September 23, 2021, Professor and head of center Jens Lundgren from the DNRF’s PERSIMUNE at Rigshospitalet will give a lecture on this topic, along with Jette Sejer Kjeldgaard, Ph.D., from DTU Food. Professor Lundgren has been at the forefront of testing medicine developed for the treatment of Covid-19. At this lecture, he will talk about these tests and give an update on where the research that’s developing medicine against Covid-19 stands today.
“Window to the Past: Palmyra and Vikings” – Prof. Rubina Raja and Prof. MSO Søren Michael Sindbæk, UrbNet
On October 13, 2021, Professor Rubina Raja from the DNRF’s UrbNet at Aarhus University will talk about excavations, interesting findings, and ancient cities, along with her research colleague from UrbNet Professor MSO Søren Michael Sindbæk. At this talk, they will also dive into what the development of new technologies means in regard to archaeology, as new technology has made it possible to examine ancient cities and societies in much greater detail.
“Music in the Brain” – Professor Peter Vuust from MIB
On October 27, 2021, Professor Peter Vuust from the DNRF center Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University will look closer at some of the questions he asks daily such as: “What happens in the brain when we listen to and perform music?” And “how are humans affected by music?” The lecture will also discuss new theories about how music emerged, the difference between music and language, and much more.
“Hologenomics: The New Black in DNA Research” – four researchers from the DNRF’s CEH
On November 21, 2021, you will be introduced to new perspectives on DNA research when the Center of Excellence Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) at the University of Copenhagen will explore topics such as evolution, evolutionary medicine, animal behavior, and food production from a hologenomic perspective. Four lecturers from the CEH will be there: Associate Professor Sandra Breum Andersen, Ph.D. Fellow Luisa Santos, Morten Tønsberg Limborg, Ph.D., and Professor and head of center Tom Gilbert.
“Greenland Expedition” – Professor and head of center Dorthe Dahl-Jensen from the former DNRF-funded Center for Ice and Climate
On December 1, 2021, Professor and head of center Dorthe Dahl-Jensen at the Center of Excellence Center for Ice and Climate at the University of Copenhagen will talk about expeditions, exploring, and field work in Greenland. The Center for Ice and Climate was supported by a Center of Excellence grant from the DNRF from 2007 to 2017. At this talk, Ivalo Kathrine Birthe Foget Olsvig, a curator at Knud Rasmussens Hus; Professor Bjarne Grønnow, an archeologist; and Dr. Peter Alsen, a senior researcher at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) will give lectures as well.
Professor Mikael Rask Madsen from iCourts publishes new book
Professor and head of center Mikael Rask Madsen from the DNRF’s iCourts has written a new judicial handbook called “De juridiske metoder” in collaboration with Professor Mikkel Jarle Christensen and Associate Professor Jakob v.H. Holthermann from UrbNet as well as Professor Janne Rothmar Herrmann from the JUR Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law. The book breaks with the idea that there exists only one judicial method. Different judicial and forensic methods are discussed in the book, which is meant for students, researchers, and teachers.
New study from MIB examines the relationship between music, the brain, and future
A new study from the Center of Excellence Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University examines how the brain anticipates the future when it listens to music. Through experiments that, among other things, involved volunteers listening to the well-known composer and organist Johann Sebastian Bach, they found a connection between music, the brain, and the future. In the study, Professor Vuust and his research colleagues discovered how music makes people anticipate how the song will end before they finish listening to it. The study has been published in the scientific journal Psychological Science.
Get to know Professor Tine Jess from PREDICT in the podcast “Videnskabsmænd er også kvinder”
A new podcast series from Aalborg University called ”Videnskabsmænd er også kvinder” highlights women in the research world. In the first episode, the listener is introduced to Professor Tine Jess, who leads the new Center of Excellence PREDICT at Aalborg University. Here she talks about why she first said no to working with intestinal diseases, and how she ended up in this field after all. She also talks about why we should try to balance the large gender differences that exist in the research world.