44 million for original research ideas and initiatives by iNANO affiliated researchers
Independent Research Fund Denmark has granted DKK 44 million in total for 12 iNANO affiliated researchers. This funding will support research within drug targeting, magnetogenetics, improved batteries for storage of energy from renewable energy sources, improved immunotherapy, strong reversible adhesives, improved solar cells, studies in the complicated interactions between DNA and proteins, and much much more.
At Aarhus University, a total of 64 applications for funding have been granted DKK 230 million by Independent Research Fund Denmark. 12 of the applications have been submitted by iNANO affiliated researchers who will receive DKK 44 million for their research projects. This is a great achievement.
The primary purpose of Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) is to support and promote the most original ideas and initiatives in Danish research. In connection to the recent call in October 2018 iNANO affiliated researchers have been very successful in obtaining funding from the academic research councils, Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences, and last but not least, Technology and Production.
Congratulations to all of the recipients!
Below you can see the list of recipients, the title of the funded research projects, and the amount the researchers have been granted.
- Associate Professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen. Activity: Cryo-EM analysis of RNA-protein complexes using RNA origami scaffolds. Amount: DKK 2,879,364.00
- Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal. Activity: Stability and unfolding of G-rich DNA roadblocks. Amount: DKK 2,879,502.00
- Associate Professor Mingdong Dong. Activity: Magnetic Genetic Rods for Directing Cellular Response (M‐RoD). Amount: DKK 6,048,082.00
- Professor Jørgen Kjems. Activity: Circular RNA as potential biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases. Amount: DKK 2,878,279.00
Technology and Production
- Associate Professor Brian Julsgaard. Activity: Germanium-Tin Nanostructures for Solar cells (GeTiNaS). Amount: DKK 2,878,765.00
- Professor Jan Skov Pedersen. Activity: Green surfactants in detergent formulation: Interactions and synergies between surfactants and enzymes. Amount: DKK 2,794,186.00
- Associate Professor Jeppe Vang Lauritsen. Activity: Heterogeneous Catalyst for Higher Alcohol Synthesis from Renewable Sources. Amount: DKK 2,878,956.00
- Associate Professor Ken Howard. Activity: Multifunctional antibody-albumin immunotherapeutics with extended circulation and long-lasting effects. Amount: DKK 2,879,993.00
- Professor Kim Daasbjerg. Activity: Reversible Adhesives of Unprecedented Strength for Materials Reuse. Amount: DKK 2,879,968.00
- Professor Daniel Otzen. Activity: Some like it cold: industrially relevant low-temperature enzymes. Amount: DKK 2,879,921.00
- Associate Professor Alexander Zelikin. Activity: Antibody-drug conjugates with an on-demand drug release. Amount: DKK 5,904,318.00
- Professor Torben Jensen. Activity: SOlid-State Magnesium Batteries – SOS-MagBat. Amount: DKK 6,187,576.00
For more information about the specific projects, please follow the hyperlinks in the text above for contact information.