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Millions of DKK for non-earmarked research

The Independent Research Fund Denmark has allocated funding to 27 researchers at Science and Technology.

2018.05.17 | Rasmus Rørbæk

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The Independent Research Fund Denmark has awarded funding to a total of 239 research projects which, each in its own way, will help launch groundbreaking research in universities and research units across Denmark within all the main scientific areas. As many as 51 AU researchers have received a total of just over DKK 163 million in this year’s allocation of funding, and 27 of these recipients are from ST, who have each received between DKK 2.3 and 5.9 million.

The Independent Research Fund Denmark has announced that research funds totalling DKK 5.2 billion have been applied for by 1,584 research projects. Of these projects, the Independent Research Fund Denmark has assessed 239 projects to be of particularly high international quality, based on a new and groundbreaking idea.

Recipients at ST have projects within "Nature and Universe", "Health and Disease" and "Technology and Production". These are three of the main areas within which the Independent Research Fund Denmark awards this type of funding.

The topics of the projects range from seeking new understanding of the spectacular death of stars to finding solutions for how climate change can make it possible to grow crops in the Arctic region – and everything in between.

Recipients within Nature and Universe

Dorte Krause-Jensen,
“CARbon sequestration by Greenland’s MArine forests in a warming Arctic (CARMA)”,
Department of Bioscience

Henrik Stapelfeldt,
“Femtosecond time-resolved imaging of bimolecular reactions”,
Department of Chemistry

Georg Bruun,
“Quantum Simulation of Quasiparticles”,
Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Maximillian David Stritzinger,
"A novel study of stripped-envelope supernovae",
Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Bo Brummerstedt Iversen,
“Anharmonicity and bonding in crystalline materials (ABCMAT)”,
Department of Chemistry.

Jesper Buus Nielsen,
“Better Theory for Better Practice in MPC (BETHE)”,
Department of Computer Science.

Torben Heick Jensen,
“A role for the Nab2p protein in maintaining cellular mRNA levels”
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Toke Høye,
“Biotic interactions tracked by computer vision (BITCue)”,
Department of Bioscience

Peter Funch,
“Evolutionary and ecological success of sponges - the world's simplest animals”,
Department of Bioscience

Charles Edward Lescher,
“Experimental simulations of deep melting of mantle heterogeneities in the plate tectonic cycle”,
Department of Geoscience.

Jan Skov Pedersen,
“Formation of pathogenic and functional amyloids: Influence of membrane-mimicking interfaces”,
Department of Chemistry.

Hans Otto Uldall Fynbo,
“From Helium to Carbon and Oxygen”,
Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen,
“Ion channels put to work: Structural studies of alternating access in selectivity filters”,
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics as well as Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.

Jacob Schach Møller,
”Mathematical Aspects of Ultraviolet Renormalization”,
Department of Mathematics

Henrik Birkedal,
“Multimodal 3D X-ray imaging of bone nano- and micro-structure”,
Department of Chemistry.

Birgitta Ruth Knudsen,
“Regulation of G-quadruplex DNA Formation in Human Gene Promoters”,
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Marcus Tobias Weidner,
“The surface chemistry of snake slithering”,
Department of Chemistry.

Nina Lock,
“Tailoring of organo-functionalized MoS2 for photocatalytic H2 production”,
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center.

Marianne Glasius,
“The influence of temperature on multiphase reactivity and growth of atmospheric aerosols”,
Department of Chemistry.

Recipients within Health and Disease

Ulf Andersson Vang Ørum,
“Dual function of the histone lysine demethylase KDM5A in gene expression and RNA-binding and its potential for therapeutic application”,
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Anni Hangaard Andersen,
“Transcription coupled- and global repair of a protein bound DNA damage – Novel strategies for improvement of topoisomerase based cancer chemotherapy”,
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Torben Heick Jensen,
“Regulation of stem cell biology by nuclear RNA decay systems”,
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Recipients within Technology and Production

Lis Wollesen de Jonge,
“Glacial flour as new, climate-positive technology for sustainable agriculture in Greenland: "NewLand",
Department of Agroecology

Brigitte Maria Städler,
“Chaperon-Assisted Delivery of Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase for the Oral Treatment of Phenylketonuria”,
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center.

Hans Brix,
“Exploiting Electroactive Bacteria for Wastewater Treatment in Fixed-bed Electroactive Biofilm Reactors”,
Department of Bioscience

Peter Balling,
“High-precision radio-therapy dose evaluation in three dimensions based on optically-stimulated luminescence (PreciDose3D)”,
Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Carl Peter Leslie Schultz,
”Intelligent Software, Healing Environments: An AI-based system for health and safety constraint checking in large public buildings”,
Department of Engineering.

Martin Holmstrup,
”Production of high quality fish feed from enchytraeid biomass”,
Department of Bioscience.

By clicking on this link, you can see all the projects from AU that have received funding this year. Use the search tool at the top right corner of the page to find specific projects or areas and read more about the individual projects.


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