Other November News in Brief

01. December 2021

ATLAS finds circadian rhythm in the liver; Two research news items from DynaMo; Four DAWN researchers are among the world’s most frequently cited; Two pieces of research news  from Rita Felski’s Niels Bohr Professorship; and Associate Professor Antton Alberdi in a CEH podcast. All this in the DNRF’s Other November News in Brief here. 

ATLAS finds circadian rhythm in liver

A new study by Associate Professor Lars Grøntved, from the Center of Excellence Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) at the University of Southern Denmark, has examined whether eating at specific times affects the liver. The study tested the theory on mice: the mice with access to food at all hours got diabetes, while the ones that only ate during their active hours stayed healthy despite eating the same amount of calories. This means that the liver has a circadian rhythm that is controlled by, among other things, the stress hormone cortisol. The study has been published in the scientific journal Cell Reports.

Read the scientific article from ATLAS in the Cell Reports here

Read more about the ATLAS study at the University of Southern Denmark here

Two research news items from DynaMo:

Professor Barbara Halkier from DynaMo participates in Science Stories’ podcast

At the beginning of this month, Professor Barbara Halkier, from the Center of Excellence Center for Dynamic Molecular Interactions (DynaMo) at the University of Copenhagen, was interviewed by science reporter Jens Degett for a podcast in Science Stories. In the podcast, Professor Halkier talks about the center’s research on plants’ defense and signaling substances. She also discussed future potential crops.

You can read and listen to the podcast at Science Stories here

DynaMo discovers important information about plant membranes

Researchers from the Center of Excellence Dynamic Molecular Interactions (DynaMo) at the University of Copenhagen have examined herbivore feeding behavior. The researchers concluded that the so-called plant membrane transporters are crucial for accumulating defense compounds in young leaves.  The new study has been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

You can read the scientific article from DynaMo in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences here

Read more about the DynaMo study at KU here 

Four DAWN researchers are among the world’s most frequently cited

Every year the web analytics company Clarivate identifies the world’s most influential researchers by finding the most-often cited researchers in the last decade in 21 different scientific fields. In the field of Space Science, Clarivate has chosen four researchers from the Center of Excellence Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at DTU and KU: Assistant Professor Kate Whitaker, Associate Professor Pascal Oesch, Associate Professor Gabriel Brammer, and International Associate Fabian Walter.

Read more about the list at DAWN here 

Two pieces of research news from Rita Felski’s Niels Bohr Professorship:

Ph.D. thesis defense about migration literature 

On November 11, 2021, Sophy Kohler from Rita Felski’s Niels Bohr Professorship “Uses of Literature” at the University of Southern Denmark defended her Ph.D. thesis “Reading for Relation: Forms of Attachment in Contemporary Migration Literature.” The defense was open to all, and among the participants were Professor Rita Felski, who acted as an advisor, and Professor Søren Frank from the Department for the Study of Culture at SDU. After the  defense was completed, there was a reception at the University of Southern Denmark.

Read more about Sophy Kohler’s Ph.D. thesis defense here

Peter Simonsen and Mathies Græsborg receive literary award

Professor Peter Simonsen and post-doc Mathies Græsborg from Professor Rita Felski’s DNRF Niels Bohr Professorship “Uses of Literature” at the University of Southern Denmark have been awarded the L.S. Dembo Prize. The prize is awarded to the best scientific article  published in the journal Contemporary Literature. The two researchers received the prize based on their article “Theater of the Precariat: Staging Precarity in Alexander Zeldin’s Love,” which takes a closer look at contemporary British theater and its relationship to precarity.

You can read the article “Theater of the Precariat: Staging Precarity in Alexander Zeldin’s Love” here

Associate Professor Antton Alberdi in CEH podcast 

The Center of Excellence CEH at the University of Copenhagen has issued a new episode in its newly created podcast series. In this episode, Associate Professor Antton Alberdi from CEH talks about what it takes to write an application for a project, and what his latest project is about. Gut microbiomes, biological tests, and teamwork as a work method are also discussed in this episode. The podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube here.

You can listen to the CEH podcast here