DFF grants awarded to Science and Technology

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has awarded Research Project 1 and 2 grants to a total of 22 research projects at Science and Technology (ST).

2017.05.09 | Christina Troelsen

The 22 research projects have been awarded grants amounting to DKK 78 million altogether by the Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF).

DFF allocated a total of DKK 633 million to 200 projects. The research projects must help launch ground-breaking research throughout Denmark that is important for society and business. See which researchers and research projects have been awarded a grant at ST below.

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences:

DFF Research Project 1:

  • Bo Barker Jørgensen, Department of Bioscience. Project: The cryptic sulfur cycle of marine sediments: Grant: DKK 2.5 million
  • Claus Oxvig, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Project: Mechanisms of a unique proteinase inhibitor. Grant: DKK 2.6 million
  • Dmitri Fedorov, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Project: Nuclear cluster formation and decay, and cold atomic systems in spatial dimensions between one and three. Grant: DKK 0.5 million
  • Birgit Schiøtt, Department of Chemistry. Project: Towards a structural model of the synaptic membrane – lipids and the serotonin transporter. Grant: DKK 2.6 million
  • Henrik Helligsø Jensen, Department of Chemistry. Project: Cutting Corners in Oligosaccharide Synthesis – Let’s use LacNAc directly. Grant: DKK 2.6 million
  • Jan A. Piotrowski, Department of Geoscience. Project: Enigmatic glacial land systems: Deciphering ice-marginal processes of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet (EGSys). Grant: DKK 1.8 million
  • Lars Bojer Madsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Project: Attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy in molecules. Grant: DKK 2.6 million
  • Michael Møller Hansen, Department of Bioscience. Project: Methylation in European eel genomes: its role in adaptation and speciation. Grant: DKK 2.6 million
  • Nikolaj Thomas Zinner, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Project: Dynamics of strongly interacting one-dimensional quantum systems. Grant: DKK 2.5 million

DFF Research Project 2:

  • Kurt Vesterager Gothelf, Department of Chemistry/iNANO. Project: Single Molecule Conjugated Polymers and Graphene Nanoribbons. Grant: DKK 5.2 million
  • Marit-Solveig L.S. Seidenkrantz, Department of Geoscience. Project: Sea-ice variability around Greenland (G-ICE). Grant: DKK 5.5 million
  • Peter Remsen Ogilby, Department of Chemistry. Project: Controlled Production of Singlet Oxygen in Single Mammalian Cells. Grant: DKK 5.9 million
  • Peyman Afshani, Department of Computer Science. Project: Modern Challenges in Geometric Data Structures. Grant: DKK 5.8 million
  • Poul Nissen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Project: Regulation of plasma-membrane calcium pumps – from single molecules to structures. Grant: DKK 5.9 million
  • Tobias Wang, Department of Bioscience. Project: The evolution of the divided heart: A Reptilian view on a key event in vertebrate evolution. Grant: DKK 5.5 million

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences:

DFF Research Project 1:

  • Sadegh Nabavi, DANDRITE. Project: Mapping the Neural Circuit for an Innate Fear Behaviour. Grant: DKK 2.6 million

DFF Research Project 2:

  • Rune Hartmann, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Project: The role of IFN-λ in development and treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Grant: DKK 5.3 million

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences:

DFF Research Project 1:

  • Jørgen Skibsted, Department of Chemistry. Project: The Role of Aluminum in Calcium Silicate Hydrate Phases of Hydrated Portland Cement Blends. Grant: DKK 2.5 million
  • Magnus Kjærgaard, AIAS, MBG and iNANO. Project: Antibody engineering facilitated by avidity. Grant: DKK 2.6 million
  • Menglin Chen, Department of Engineering. Project: 3D Nano-biointerfaces Capture Circulating Tumor Cells for Metastasis Prognosis and Modelling. Grant: DKK 2.6 million
  • Troels Skrydstrup, Department of Chemistry. Project: The Invention of New Catalytic Processes for the Conversion of Lignin to High Value Chemicals. Grant: DKK 2.5 million

DFF Research Project 2:

  • Ira Assent, Department of Computer Science. Project: Data Science on the Desktop. Grant: DKK 5.9 million

 

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