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Grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences – May 2013

The result of The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences’ main Call of 2013, is hereby announced. Collectively, between the instruments DFF-Research Projects 1 and 2, 47 grants have been awarded.

By the deadline of 29 October 2013 the Council had received 197 applications for DFF-Research Project 1 and 88 applications for DFF-Research Project 2. The total amount applied for was approximately 928 mio. DKK.

Please find below the list of applications that the Council, on its meeting the 27-29 May 2013, decided to support with either a full or limited grant. A few applications are on a waiting list. The applicants will receive information concerning this by e-mail, and the applications will be re-processed in November 2013 at latest.

Please be advised that the Council cannot be held responsible for printing errors and reserves the right to adjust the granted amounts listed. Changes to the granted amount may, for instance, be adjusted if overlapping grants are awarded from other funding sources, or if the overhead rate has been inaccurately applied. Specific requirements may also be attached to individual grants. 

Grant letters and rejection letters

Grant letters and rejection letters will be sent out during the summer 2013. All correspondence will be sent to the e-mail address included on the electronic application form. On the basis of the conditions and evaluation criteria set out in the Call, the letters of rejection will contain a brief explanation pointing out the main academic reasons, why the grant has not been awarded.


Project Title: Atomic resolution insight on the principles of ligand recognition by integrin receptor aMb2
Grant Recipient: Gregers Rom Andersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,591,322 DKK


Project Title: Ultrafast switching of material properties: From dielectric to metallic in a few femtoseconds (USMAP)
Grant Recipient: Peter Balling
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,588,262 DKK


Project Title: Modification of virus anti-host defense mechanisms
Grant Recipient: Graham John Belsham
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,324,033 DKK


Project Title: Adipose Mdm2 as a novel modulator of glucose and energy homeostasis associated with obesity and metabolic related disorders
Grant Recipient: Blagoy Blagoev
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,587,680 DKK


Project Title: Changing methane emissions over the Holocene
Grant Recipient: Thomas Blunier
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,568,082 DKK


Project Title: Understanding mechanical responses of molecular solids by nanoindentation
Grant Recipient: Andrew David Bond
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,584,800 DKK


Project Title: Evolution of the vertebrate middle ear
Grant Recipient: Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 1,044,701 DKK


Project Title: Biosynthesis of heparan sulphate, an essential carbohydrate
Grant Recipient: John Robert Couchman
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 1,916,640 DKK


Project Title: Social niche construction and evolutionary implications for animal behaviour
Grant Recipient: Torben Dabelsteen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,586,855 DKK


Project Title: Towards the Design of Novel Hybrid Carbon Allotropes in Precisely Arranged 3D Architectures Using DNA Technology
Grant Recipient: Kim Daasbjerg
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,588,003 DKK


Project Title: Role of selected protein kinases in protecting cardiomyoblasts from oxidative stress
Grant Recipient: Barbara Guerra
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,493,936 DKK


Project Title: Measuring the invisible - Probing neutrino physics with precision cosmology
Grant Recipient: Steen Hannestad
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,429,810 DKK


Project Title: Recognition of viral infections at a molecular level: How the OAS proteins senses intruding viruses and inhibit their replication.
Grant Recipient: Rune Hartmann
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,333,599 DKK


Project Title: A novel system to analyse a site-specific DNA replication blockade
Grant Recipient: Ian David Hickson
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,579,040 DKK


Project Title: Muscle glucose transport signaling downstream of AMPK and p38 MAPK – focus on Rab GTPases and actin
Grant Recipient: Thomas Elbenhardt Jensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 1,412,640 DKK


Project Title: Manipulating small objects with light and heat
Grant Recipient: Søren Rud Keiding
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,561,707 DKK


Project Title: Integrability and duality
Grant Recipient: Charlotte Fløe Kristjansen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,410,407 DKK


Project Title: Investigating the influence of sialic acid modification of surface proteins on intracellular signalling
Grant Recipient: Martin Røssel Larsen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,470,176 DKK


Project Title: Comparative & functional genomics of plant innate immunity
Grant Recipient: John Williams Mundy
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,510,899 DKK


Project Title: Improving absolute chronologies for climate change archives by accurate measurements of natural radioactivity in sediments
Grant Recipient: Andrew Sean Murray
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 808,800 DKK


Project Title: The Mathematics of Dressed Particles
Grant Recipient: Jacob Schach Møller
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,589,264 DKK


Project Title: Complementarity and entanglement detection in photon experiments
Grant Recipient: Klaus Mølmer
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,199,550 DKK


Project Title: New horizons in particle and condensed matter physics from black holes
Grant Recipient: Niels Anne Jacob Obers
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,586,771 DKK


Project Title: The island biogeography of food webs
Grant Recipient: Jens Mogens Olesen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 734,400 DKK


Project Title: Muscle derived IL-6 in exercise-induced metabolic regulation and adaptations
Grant Recipient: Henriette Pilegaard
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,555,945 DKK


Project Title: Particle shape as proxy of subglacial processes (PSPSP)
Grant Recipient: Jan A. Piotrowski
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 1,095,120 DKK


Project Title: Evolutionary processes of the X chromosome in primates
Grant Recipient: Mikkel Heide Schierup
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,591,346 DKK


Project Title: Functional analyses of archaeal Cas/Cmr modules and their integration and cooperation in antiviral defense
Grant Recipient: Qunxin She
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,578,716 DKK


Project Title: Sea ice ecosystems: Ecological effects of a thinning snow cover
Grant Recipient: Brian Keith Sorrell
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,518,867 DKK


Project Title: Linking the optical properties of DOM to its characteristics and origins. (LOCO)
Grant Recipient: Colin Andrew Stedmon
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,551,943 DKK


Project Title: A new class of bacterial regulatory RNA: Function and molecular mechanism
Grant Recipient: Sine Lo Svenningsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,590,440 DKK


Project Title: Nanogap luminescence as a new tool for studying molecular electronics and fluorescence enhancement
Grant Recipient: Tom Vosch
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,308,550 DKK


Project Title: Calmodulin and the ryanodine receptors: a challenging model system for the interplay of structural plasticity and protein-protein interactions
Grant Recipient: Reinhard Wimmer
Place of Employment: Aalborg University
Awarded Amount: 2,591,140 DKK


Project Title: Model Reduction for Systems of Interaction Species
Grant Recipient: Carsten Wiuf
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,464,668 DKK


Project Title: Thermo‐chemical structure and evolution of the continental lithosphere: the hen‐and‐egg problem
Grant Recipient: Irina Artemieva
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 6,475,419 DKK


Project Title: Evolution of Chemical Defence in Butterflies and Moths
Grant Recipient: Søren Bak
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 6,478,533 DKK


Project Title: Molecular analysis of P-type ATPases from single vesicle to single molecule level
Grant Recipient: Thomas Günther-Pomorski
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 5,990,400 DKK


Project Title: Evolutionary potential and contemporary evolution in a changing Arctic environment: Arctic charr and three-spine stickleback in Greenland
Grant Recipient: Michael Møller Hansen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 6,477,874 DKK


Project Title: Human RNA decay systems: Gene expression regulation and beyond
Grant Recipient: Torben Heick Jensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 6,480,000 DKK


Project Title: Theory of quantum plasmonics
Grant Recipient: Niels Asger Mortensen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 4,147,429 DKK


Project Title: Development of an “amyloid-meter” using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization MRI for investigation of plaque formation in relation to Dementia, Diabetes II, and functional amyloids
Grant Recipient: Niels Christian Nielsen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 6,406,963 DKK


Project Title: Supercomputer and GPU Simulations of Sun-Earth Plasma Physics
Grant Recipient: Per-Åke Nordlund
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 5,548,419 DKK


Project Title: High-flux Small-angle X-ray Scattering Instrument for Time-resolved Studies of Protein-Detergent Systems
Grant Recipient: Jan Skov Pedersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 5,480,977 DKK


Project Title: Partitioning forest ecosystem respiration by application of novel isotope laser spectroscopy
Grant Recipient: Kim Pilegaard
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 5,719,988 DKK


Project Title: Social Interactions in Microbial Communities - SIMICOM
Grant Recipient: Søren Johannes Sørensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 5,711,904 DKK


Project Title: AlgoDisc - Discrete mathematics, algorithms and data structures
Grant Recipient: Carsten Thomassen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 6,480,000 DKK


Project Title: Mechanisms involved in bacterial biofilm formation and antibiotic tolerance development.
Grant Recipient: Tim Tolker Nielsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 5,256,000 DKK

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