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Carlsberg Foundation awards DKK 24.7 million to basic research at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Carlsberg Foundation has awarded almost DKK 98 million to basic research at Aarhus University. The humanities and social sciences have been particularly recognised. DKK 24.7 million has been awarded to 25 researchers at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

This coverage is based on a press release from the Carlsberg Foundation.

All grants are awarded on the basis of a thorough academic assessment of a total of 589 applications the foundation received by the application deadline in October. The applications stem from the researchers’ own scientific ideas and project proposals that range from research on agricultural developments in the 1600s to the impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems.

Funding for researchers at NAT is distributed as follows:

(Click on the names for a more detailed description of each project on the Carlsberg Foundation's website)

  • Lanhui Wang, Department of Biology, DKK 850,000, International Fellowship at Lund University: PhenoStability-Phenological Diversity of Plants Promotes the Stability of Global Forest Productivity.
  • Brian K. Sorrell, Department of Biology, DKK 668,858, Research infrastructure: High Resolution Automated Greenhouse Gas Analysers for Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Kai Finster, Department of Biology, DKK 386,000, Research infrastructure: Studying the response of microbial aerosols under changing in-situ-like atmospheric conditions using an advanced environmental chamber.
  • Kai Finster, Department of Biology, DKK 100,500, Research infrastructure: An Andor Kymera spectrometer for studying triboelectric chemistry.
  • Frank Grundahl, Department of Physics and Astronomy, DKK 1,174,723, Research infrastructure: Upgrading the SONG instruments.
  • Kristian Knakkergaard Nielsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, DKK 850,000, Internationalisation Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics: Dynamics of Doped Quantum Magnets. Quantum simulation experiments gives new insights into the physics of doped quantum magnets, linked to high-temperature superconductivity. We plan to incorporate these into new powerful theoretical methodologies. 
  • Marit-Solveig L.S. Seidenkrantz, Department of Geoscience, DKK 203,701, Research infrastructure: GEMAX: a sediment corer for fully reproducible and interdisciplinary sampling and analyses.
  • Christoffer Karoff, Department of Geoscience, DKK 1,233,734, Research infrastructure: A satellite for monitoring climate changes in and around Greenland.
  • Daniel Otzen, iNANO, DKK 254,752, Research infrastructure: Fluorescence spectrometer for versatile biophysical analyses.
  • Mette Galsgaard Malle, iNANO, DKK 1,095,654, International Fellowship at Harvard, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering: A DNA-based mechanical loop for molecular geometric footprint magnification allows ultra-sensitive detection.
  • Mogens Christensen, Department of Chemistry, DKK 980,000, Research infrastructure: Detector for Electron Backscattering Diffraction.
  • Jan Skov Pedersen, Department of Chemistry, DKK 492,480, Research infrastructure: Upgrade of Gallium Metal Jet X-ray Source for Small-angle X-ray Scattering.
  • Anja-Verena Mudring, Department of Chemistry, DKK 1,653,934, Research infrastructure: Research grade spectrofluorometer for enabling the next generation of energy efficient, environmentally benign lighting.
  • Merete Bilde, Department of Chemistry, DKK 3,571,604, Research infrastructure: What is in the air?
  • Kurt Vesterager Gothelf, Department of Chemistry, DKK 1,266,113, Research infrastructure: Mass spectrometer for analysis of protein and oligonucleotide conjugates.
  • Magnus Kjærgaard, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 1,234,240, Research infrastructure: Instrument for characterization of biomolecular phase transitions.
  • Poul Nissen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 1,329,070, Research infrastructure: Mass photometry for structural studies of complex biomolecular assemblies.
  • Peter Klemmed Bjørk, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 820,000, Internationalisation Fellowship at New York University School of Medicine: Structure of full-length FLS2 and BAK1 dimer complex by cryogenic electron microscopy.
  • Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 234,910, Research infrastructure: Understanding the molecular basis of bacterial survival.
  • Rune Hartmann, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 153,767, Research infrastructure: Does ubiquitination of cGLR2 play a key role in establishing an antiviral response in Drosophila melanogaster?
  • Torben Heick Jensen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 300,930, Research infrastructure: Single molecule RNA:Protein interaction dynamics.
  • Christian Kroun Damgaard, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 353,942, Research infrastructure: CRISPR dCas13 tools to study circular RNA-protein interactions in living human cells.
  • Kasper Røjkjær Andersen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 4,999,929, Young Researcher Fellowship: Cryo-EM investigation of LysM receptors and calcium decoders governing plant-microbe interactions.
  • Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DKK 209,500, Research infrastructure: The+A2:H58 role of RNA modifications in liquid-liquid phase separation.
  • Peter Ebert Andersen, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, DKK 278,000, Research infrastructure: A system for molecular characterization of intragenomic conflicts.