Other June News in Brief

30. June 2020

Students from CCS assist in a study about pregnant women; three of the DNRF’s ten new heads of centers in Kraks Blue Book; Assistant Professor Thomas Heebøll-Holm from CML is in charge of a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of History; Niels Bohr Professor Morten Bennedsen is one of the experts behind an examination of COVID-19 help programs; head of center Jørgen Kjems in 24 Questions for the Professor, and a Ph.D. student from CeMiSt is behind a scientific article in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. All this in the DNRF Other June News in Brief here.

 

Students from CCS help pregnant women with COVID-19 study

Two students from the Center of Excellence CCS at the University of Copenhagen are helping Professor Henriette Svarrer Nielsen from Hvidovre Hospital to examine the effects of COVID-19 transmission with pregnant women and their fetuses. The two students from CCS are Joaquim Ollé Lopez and Andreas Ingham, each part of their group unit at the center: Lopez is in Professor Eva Hoffmann’s group and Ingham is in Associate Professor Lopez-Contreras’ group. Both Lopez and Ingman are master’s degree students at CCS. They handled samples from more than a thousand pregnant Danish women who are part of Professor Nielsen’s study. Professor Hoffmann is also in charge of the study.

Watch the video about the study from the University of Copenhagen here

Read more about the study at dr.dk (in Danish) here

 

Three of the DNRF’s ten new heads of centers are admitted to Kraks Blue Book

Three female professors and three of the DNRF’s ten new heads of centers from the foundation’s latest round of Centers of Excellence have been admitted to Kraks Blue Book (Kraks Blå Bog). The three heads of centers are Professor Nathalie Wahl from the Center for Geometry and Topology at the University of Copenhagen; Professor Liv Hornekær from the Center for Interstellar Catalysis (InterCat), which will soon open at Aarhus University; and Professor Tine Jess from the Center for Molecular Prediction of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PREDICT), which will be established at the Statens Serum Institut (SSI). The three professors are among 20 research profiles that were admitted to Kraks Blue Book this year.

Read more about the three professors and Kraks Blue Book (in Danish) here

 

Associate Professor from CML behind new study in the Scandinavian Journal of History

The great plundering of the Viking Age was largely characterized by a form of piracy, the practice of which was to kill the men and take the women as slaves. Even after the introduction of Christianity into Denmark in the late tenth century, this kind of piracy and slave trade continued for several centuries. But in the twelfth century, there was a growing ideological and economic pressure to abandon this kind of warfare, which in combination with some historical events led to the cessation of the Danish Viking Age looting and slave trade in the thirteenth century. In a new scientific article, Associate Professor Thomas Heebøll-Holm from the DNRF’s Center for Medieval Literature (CML) at the University of Southern Denmark explores the decay of Viking Age piracy. The study was recently published in the Scandinavian Journal of History.

Read the paper from CML in the Scandinavian Journal of History here

You can find more information about the study in a press release from CML here

 

Morten Bennedsen is part of an examination of COVID-19 aid packages

Professor Morten Bennedsen, who is supported by one of the DNRF’s Niels Bohr Professorships, has, in collaboration with researchers from Denmark and the United States, examined the effect of the government’s aid packages under COVID-19. In the study, the research team collected data from 10,645 Danish companies across all industries with between three and 20,000 employees. Using questionnaires, researchers have analyzed the nearly 11,000 companies’ responses to and key figures for costs, liquidity, and employment. In total, the survey covers about a quarter of the private labor market in Denmark.

Read more about the examination from Bennedsen in a press release from the University of Copenhagen (in Danish) here

 

Professor Jørgen Kjems in 24 Questions for the Professor

Science journalist Lone Frank has invited Professor Jørgen Kjems, who is the head of center at the Center of Excellence CellPat at Aarhus University, to talk about molecular medicine in the broadcast called “Immune System on Test Tubes.” In the interview, Professor Kjems explains his current research work on the development of so-called artificial antibodies in the fight against COVID-19.

Listen to the interview with Professor Kjems (in Danish) here

 

A Ph.D. student from CeMiSt is in charge of a new paper in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Karen Dittmann, a Ph.D. student at the Center of Excellence CeMiSt at the Technical University of Denmark, is in charge of a new study in which she, in collaboration with research colleagues from the center, investigated microbiomes from fish larvae and their food organisms. More specifically, Dittmann and the rest of the research team examined how a particular marine bacterial inhibitor, called Phaeobacter, affects the composition of these microbiomes and microbial communities. The study was recently published in the scientific journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

You can read the scientific article by CeMiSt in Applied and Environmental Microbiology here