Other September News in Brief

30. September 2020

Two ERC Starting Grants go to researchers affiliated with the DNRF; researchers from CHEAC lead a study published in Nature Materials; researchers from CEH publish a perspective paper in iScience, and Peter Laursen from DAWN has written a post about galaxy formation in Forskerzonen. All this in Other September News in Brief here.

Two ERC Starting Grants go to researchers affiliated with the DNRF

Two young, talented researchers with connections to the DNRF are among the recipients of an ERC Starting Grant 2021. The two researchers are Assistant Professor Kathrin Rousk from the Center of Excellence CENPERM at the University of Copenhagen, and Assistant Professor Leonardo Midolo from the Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) at the Niels Bohr Institute. The coveted Starting Grants from the ERC run for up to five years, giving researchers the opportunity to set up their own research group and thereby a unique chance to dive further into their research projects.

Read more about the ERC Starting Grant for Kathrin Rousk in a press release from the University of Copenhagen here

More information about the ERC Starting Grant for Leonardo Midolo can be found in a press release from the Niels Bohr Institute here

Researchers from CHEAC are leading a study in Nature Materials

A research team from one of the DNRF’s newest Centers of Excellence, the Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysis (CHEAC) at the University of Copenhagen, is leading the development of a catalyst based on hydrogen. Unlike before, the new catalyst from CHEAC is not as dependent on the expensive element platinum as has been the case so far. Instead, the CO2-neutral gas hydrogen is converted into electricity, which could have a major impact on the electric cars of the future. The study was carried out in collaboration with a number of other researchers from Denmark, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland and has been published in the scientific journal Nature Materials.

Read the scientific article from CHEAC in Nature Materials here

More information about the study can be found in a press release from the University of Copenhagen here

 

Researchers from CEH publish a perspective paper in iScience

Ph.D. student Lasse Nyholm Jessen and research colleagues from the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) at the University of Copenhagen are behind a perspective paper on the so-called holo-omics; the paper has been published in the open-access journal iScience. The new approach incorporates complex data to loosen the interaction between the two and includes research disciplines within biomedicine, biotechnology, agricultural and aquaculture sciences, nature conservation, and basic ecological and evolutionary research.

You can read the perspective paper from CEH in iScience here

More information about the publication from CEH can be found in a press release from the center here

 

Peter Laursen from DAWN in the Research Zone

Science disseminator Peter Laursen from the Center of Excellence DAWN at the Niels Bohr Institute has once again taken the reader on an incredible journey through the formation of the universe’s galaxies in his latest post in the Research Zone (Forskerzonen, ed.) on Videnskab.dk. In the post, Laursen explains step by step how galaxy formation takes place, right from the beginning’s collapse, to a subsequent hierarchical build-up and finally to the last phase, where so-called spiral arms are formed. Read along and learn more about one of the most marvelous and complex systems in the universe.

You can read the post from Peter Laursen (in Danish) here

In 2018, Peter Laursen won the award for best dissemination at Forskerzonen, which the DNRF wrote an article about here