Other December News in Brief
Two research items from IDUN; PROMEMO plans conference about ‘Our fascinating brain’; DAWN finds new method to examine star-forming gas; Three from Rita Felski’s Professorship receive grants from the Carlsberg Foundation; Two research items from CEH; and MIB examines communication between the areas of the brain. All this in the DNRF’s Other December News in Brief here.
Two research items from IDUN:
IDUN is a part of TV2’s Christmas calendar “The comets’ Christmas”
The Center of Excellence IDUN at DTU is part of the scientific mediation research project “Universet Udenom,” which produces TV2’s Christmas calendar “The comets’ Christmas.” Several IDUN researchers are participating in the Christmas calendar, which consists of short films, which are then shared every day. For example, head of center and Professor Anja Boisen is behind door number 12, which is a short film about smartphones.
Two researchers from IDUN receive grants from the Carlsberg Foundation
Post-doc Juliane Fjelrad Christfort and post-doc Nikolaj Kofoed Mandsberg from the center of excellence IDUN at DTU have both received internationalization grants of DKK 700,000 from the Carlsberg Foundation. Christfort received the grant for her project “Novel Microfluidic Platform for Investigation of Virus Biofilm Interactions”; Mandsberg received the grant for his project “Liquid Topography.” The grants will sends them both abroad for their research.
PROMEMO plans conference about “Our fascinating brain”
Mark your calendars. The Center of Excellence Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO) at Aarhus University is arranging the conference “Our fascinating brain” at Aarhus University and the Moesgaard Museum from May 5, 2022, to May 7, 2022. Danish and international brain researchers are going to examine the brain’s many functions, enhancing participants’ knowledge about this complex and fascinating organ. The program on May 5 and May 6 will be held in English; the sessions on May 7 will be held in Danish. The conference is arranged in a collaboration between Aarhus University, Aarhus Commune, and Folkeuniversitet in Aarhus and with support from the Lundbeck Foundation and Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Three from Rita Felski’s Professorship receive grants from the Carlsberg Foundation
Three members of Rita Felski’s Niels Bohr Professorship “Uses of Literature” at the University of Southern Denmark have received grants from the Carlsberg Foundation. Post-doc Mathies Græsborg Aarhus has received one of the Carlsberg Foundation’s internationalization grants for his project “New Work, New Reading.” Associate Professor Moritz Schramm has received a Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowship for his project “Perpetrator Fiction and the Future of the Holocaust.” Associate Professor Camilla Schwartz has received a Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowship for her project “From Tomboy to Killjoy: Affects, Temporalities and Materiality in Narratives of Non-Parenting.” All projects are within the field of literature.
Two research items from CEH:
Three researchers from CEH receive grants from the Carlsberg Foundation
Associate Professor Morten Tørnsberg Limborg, post-doc Ida Hartvig, and Associate Professor Antton Alberdi from the Center of Excellence Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) at the University of Copenhagen have received grants from the Carlsberg Foundation that total DKK 6.5 million. Associate Professor Limborg and Associate Professor Alberdi have both received Young Researcher Fellowships, while post-doc Hartvig has receive a Reintegration Fellowship Grant. The grants will support two new research projects and will help researchers improve the data generation on the existing project “The Earth Hologenome Initiative.”
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters creates a portrait of Professor Tom Gilbert from CEH
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters has created a new YouTube film in which the academy talks with Professor Tom Gilbert from the Center of Excellence CEH at the University of Copenhagen about wolves’ and dogs’ evolution throughout the years. The dog was one of the first animals that our ancestors successfully domesticated. How dogs went from living in an aggressive pack of wolves to being pets is discussed by Professor Gilbert in the film. The film also takes a look at Professor Gilbert’s story; the viewer will get to know how he ended up in this particular field and what research project he is working on now.
DAWN finds new method to examine star-forming gas
The Center of Excellence Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at DTU and KU has found a new method to examine star-forming gas in the early universe. Researchers, combining observations of exploding stars with observations of galaxies, have been able to estimate the amount of gas that is otherwise invisible. The study has been published in the scientific journal The Astrophysical Journal.
MIB examines communication between areas of the brain
A new study from the Center of Excellence Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University has shed new light on the rapid communication between the areas of the brain when people memorize a musical piece. Their results show that several areas of the brain are involved in the process and that rapid communication between a large network of these areas is needed to memorize a musical piece. The study has been published in the scientific journal NeuroImage.