1. April 2019

Other March News in Brief

Kirsten Marie Jensen received an honorary award for one of the world’s most talented female scientists

Kirsten Marie Jensen, former Ph.D. student at the DNRF’s Center of Excellence CMC, has recently been honored with the International Rising Talent award. The award is given to 15 talented young  female scientists, presented by L’Oréal and UNESCO.

Read more about Kirsten Marie Jensen and the award at University of Copenhagen here


New study from MIB in PlosOne

In a new study published in the scientific journal PlosOne and under management by head of center Peter Vuust from the DNRF’s Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University, a research team from MIB and Canada has examined how complexity in rhythms and chords influence our desire to move and dance. The results show that the feeling of “groove” – here understood as one’s desire to move to music –depends on how complex the music is.

Read the scientific article in PlosOne here


The Danish Science Festival: Article from IDUN on Forskerzonen

On the occasion of the Danish Science Festival 2019, researcher Line Hagner Nielsen, from the Center of Excellence IDUN, the Technical University of Denmark, has written an article at Forskerzonen about the center’s research in the development of microscopic containers that can contain vaccines and medicaments. The purpose of microscopic containers is to make it possible for people in the future to take their medicine, such as insulin, as pills instead of as injections. With pills, vaccines will become much more accessible both in Denmark and in Third World countries because doctors and nurses no longer must do the injection. Line Hagner Nielsen is part of the Danish Science Festival and thus also part of the arrangement whereby one can book a researcher to give a lecture.

Read Line Hagner Nielsen’s article at Forskerzonen here (in Danish)


Column from Morten Bennedsen in Politiken

In a debate column in Politiken at the beginning of March, Professor Morten Bennedsen, who holds one of the DNRF’s Niels Bohr Professorships, outlines a study from December that shows how transparency in wage statistics increases equality in wages between men and women. According to Professor Bennedsen, the research results from the study can be useful tools in the fight for gender-based equality in wages in the future.

Read the post in Politiken here (in Danish)

You can find more information about the study in a news article from the DNRF here

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