Fra venstre: bestyrelsesformand i Carlsbergfondet Flemming Besenbacher, uddannelses- og forskningsminister Jesper Petersen, professor Dorthe Berntsen, HKH Kronprinsessen, professor Eske Willerslev og præsident i Videnskabernes Selskab Marie Louise Nosch.
9. September 2021

Two researchers with a connection to the DNRF receive the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2021

Professor Dorthe Berntsen from the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE) at Aarhus University and Professor Eske Willerslev from the Center for GeoGenetics (CGG)…

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Billede af DG's publikation "Nysgerrighed beriger samfundet" i trykt format.
1. September 2021

DNRF publication highlights research’s usefulness to society from a new perspective

Does society benefit when its country’s smartest citizens spend many years, and often a lot of money, going down new roads in search of understanding…

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Kranie fra et det forhistoriske næsehorn (stephanorhinus) fra Dmanisi. Foto: Mirian Kiladze, Georgian National Museum.
26. September 2019

New method bursts time frame: Genetic information extracted from a 1.77-million-year-old tooth from ancient rhino

The analysis of a fossil tooth from a 1.77-million-year-old rhino has launched a new molecular method that, for the first time, examines fossil species that…

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Hills and vineyards in the Orb River Valley. Roquebrun, Hérault, France.
1. July 2019

Other June News in Brief

Susanne Mandrup in charge of a new large study on fat cells published in Nature Genetics Professor Susanne Mandrup, head of the DNRF center ATLAS…

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The image shows the two ancient milk teeth that were found in the Yana-camp.
12. June 2019

31,000-year-old milk teeth reveal unknown ancient people from Siberia

The discovery of 31,000-year-old milk teeth from two children found in northeastern Siberia reveal an unknown population that lived in the area long before previously…

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Parasite larvae are released (small white dots) into the water from the freshwater snail.
7. May 2019

CMEC and Center for GeoGenetics are part of developing a method to fight snail fever

A method developed by researchers from the University of Copenhagen can track the feared snail fever parasites in water samples, a new study in PNAS…

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Aerial view of a melting glacier in Greenland.
26. April 2019

PNAS study: Greenland’s ice sheet loses six times more mass today than in the 1980s

Post-doc Anders A. Bjørk, from the DNRF’s Center for GeoGenetics, is part of an international research project that has measured how much of Greenland’s ice…

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An image showing the location of the second possible impact crater in relation to the location of the Hiawatha meteorite crater that was discovered at the end of 2018.
15. February 2019

A possible second large meteorite crater found under the ice in Greenland

In a new study published in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, Professor Kurt H. Kjær from the DNRF’s Center for GeoGenetics, together with American…

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A picture of this year's Villum Young Investigators at the award ceremony at the Royal Library, Copenhagen.
7. February 2019

Seven talented researchers with a connection to the DNRF are among this year’s Villum Young Investigators

Out of 21 researchers selected as this year’s Villum Young Investigators are seven researchers with a connection to the DNRF. The Villum Young Investigators program…

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5. February 2019

Carlsberg Foundation’s Semper Ardens grants go to six researchers affiliated with the DNRF

Two heads of center, two Niels Bohr Professors, a former head of center, and a group leader from a DNRF center have been granted six…

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8. November 2018

DNA analysis of world’s oldest natural mummy unlocks secrets of Ice Age tribes in the Americas

A legal battle over a 10,600 year old ancient skeleton – called the ‘Spirit Cave Mummy’ – has ended after advanced DNA sequencing found it…

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15. September 2018

Eske Willerslev receives Semper Ardens grant to do research on ancient rice genes

DNRF head of center Eske Willerslev, from the Center for GeoGenetics at Copenhagen University and Cambridge University, has received a Semper Ardens grant from the Carlsberg Foundation for a project…

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12. July 2018

Ancient pygmy genes traced in Southeast Asia’s genetic landscape

The head of the DNRF Center for GeoGenetics, Eske Willerslev, is leading an international research team that has mapped genetic immigration in Southeast Asia. The…

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9. July 2018

Head of Center Eske Willerslev and Professor Thomas Werge have been granted DKK 60 million from the Lundbeck Foundation to study the evolution of brain diseases

The head of the DNRF’s Center for GeoGenetics Eske Willerslev and Professor Thomas Werge have received DKK 60 million from the Lundbeck Foundation to fund…

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24. May 2018

Horse domestication and hepatitis: Three articles from Eske Willerslev in Nature and Science

Head of center Eske Willerslev, from the Center for GeoGenetics, has published three scientific articles on the same day in the prestigious journals Nature and…

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