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DFF-Research Project Grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research| Natural Sciences, June 2014

The Danish Council for Independent Research| Natural Sciences awards 52 DFF-Research Project Grants to researchers in Denmark to the sum of approximately DKK 163 million. The grant recipients are listed below.

The grants are awarded within the framework of the Danish Council for Independent Research’s E2013 and F2014 call, with the aim of providing researchers in Denmark the best possible conditions for producing outstanding research results at a high international level. 

Grant letters will be forwarded to the recipients as soon as possible. Rejection letters will include a brief text, explaining the main academic reasons for the project not obtaining a grant. 

Please be advised that the Council cannot be held responsible for printing errors and reserves the right to make adjustments. A very limited number of applicants have been admitted to a waiting list and they will be contacted directly.

DFF - Research Project 1 


Project Title: Applied Probability
Grant Recipient: Søren Asmussen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2,452,120.


Project Title: The effect of sexual selection on alternative male mating strategies
Grant Recipient: Trine Bilde
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2,587,621


Project Title: Molecular photonics at Polymer - DNA interfaces
Grant Recipient: Victoria Birkedal
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.591,148


Project Title: Effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the basic reproductive biology in molluscs
Grant Recipient: Poul Bjerregaard
Place of Employment: University of Soutern Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 1.296,000


Project Title: Integrating Plant Ecophysiology and Genetics with Plant-Insect Interactions in Response to Global Change
Grant Recipient: Hans Brix
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2,590,707


Project Title: Two-dimensional dipolar quantum gases
Grant Recipient: Georg Morten Bruun
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.468,327


Project Title: Self-assembled nanostructures - stochiometry on the nanoscale.
Grant Recipient: Jørn Bolstad Christensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2.586,900


Project Title: Regulatory mechanisms of nanovesicle secretion
Grant Recipient: Robert Andrew Fenton
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.541,654


Project Title: Earth's Decaying Dipole
Grant Recipient: Christopher Charles Finlay
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 1.561,455


Project Title: How secret is a secret?
Grant Recipient: Hans Olav Geil
Place of Employment: Aalborg University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.538,720


Project Title: Regulation of genome integrity by protein quality control
Grant Recipient: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 1.900,004


Project Title: A probabilistic framework for simultaneous analysis of genomic data within and between species
Grant Recipient: Asger Hobolth
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.588,265


Project Title: Evolutionary responses of soil invertebrates to global warming
Grant Recipient: Martin Holmstrup
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.475,534


Project Title: Photocatalysis under Interstellar Conditions
Grant Recipient: Liv Haahr Hornekær
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.590,727


Project Title: Chemoselective, auxilliary-mediated glycosylation
Grant Recipient: Knud Jørgen Jensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2.016,220


Project Title: Synchronization of Oscillators and Traveling Waves in Flies and Embryos
Grant Recipient: Mogens Høgh Jensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2.394,016


Project Title: Glacial-Interglacial Carbondioxide Variability: the Equatorial Hypothesis (EQUYP)
Grant Recipient: Markus Jochum
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2.338,966


Project Title: Characterization of native and nonnative protein oligomers
Grant Recipient: Thomas Jørgen Dyreborg Jørgensen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 2.547,792


Project Title: Identification and analysis of key factors of the trade-off between growth and metabolic flexibility in microorganisms
Grant Recipient: Christoph Kaleta
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 2.325,600


Project Title: Large random matrices with heavy tails and dependence
Grant Recipient: Thomas Mikosch
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 1.902,451


Project Title: Proof-of-concept - Plant mitochondria as a model for human ageing (PlantMan)
Grant Recipient: Ian Max Møller
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.573,712


Project Title: Aquaporin-5 in epithelial cell migration and adhesion
Grant Recipient: Lene Niemann Nejsum
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.588,993


Project Title: Intracellular accumulation of soluble substrates in bacteria – a novel storage strategy in dynamic environments
Grant Recipient: Per Halkjær Nielsen
Place of Employment: Aalborg University
Granted Amount DKK: 1,797,271


Project Title: The Electronic Structure of Biological and Synthetic Iron-Sulfur Clusters
Grant Recipient: Jeppe Olsen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 1,787,322


Project Title: Two novel proteinase inhibitors: Structural and biochemical analyses
Grant Recipient: Claus Oxvig
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2.586,879


Project Title: Eletrostatically controlled self-assembly of block copolymers
Grant Recipient: Jan Skov Pedersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2,588,172


Project Title: Biochemistry, cell biology and physiology of mTORC2
Grant Recipient: Erik Arne Richter
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2.527,200


Project Title: Water processing and bio-mechanical characterization of filter-feeding jellyfish
Grant Recipient: Hans Ulrik Riisgård
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 336,960


Project Title: Uptake of volatile organic compounds by arctic soil
Grant Recipient: Riikka Tiivi Mariisa Rinnan
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2,584,634


Project Title: Modeling the Dopamine Transporter – Dopamine, Inhibitor and Cholesterol Binding and their Influence on Dynamics
Grant Recipient: Birgit Schiøtt
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2,492,080


Project Title: The Fate of the Organellar Genomes in Parasitic Plants
Grant Recipient: Ole Seberg
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2,591,312


Project Title: Synthesis of Nitrogen-Based Heterocycles with Gold Catalysis
Grant Recipient: Troels Skrydstrup
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Granted Amount DKK: 2,590,816


Project Title: Old and cold: Biology of the Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus.
Grant Recipient: John Fleng Steffensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Granted Amount DKK: 2,566,638


Project Title: An anaerobic sink for methane in freshwater systems
Grant Recipient: Bo Thamdrup
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 2,571,120


Project Title: Vertebrate hearing in air and under water
Grant Recipient: Magnus Wahlberg
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 2,562,912


Project Title: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Nature-inspired Algorithms
Grant Recipient: Carsten Witt
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Granted Amount DKK: 2,415,252

DFF - Research Project 2


Project Title: Oligosaccharide transport in probiotic bacteria of the gut microbiota
Grant Recipient: Maher Abou Hachem
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount DKK: 5,905,330


Project Title: Understanding and predicting non-linear change in the permeability of Greenland firn
Grant Recipient: Jason Eric Box
Place of Employment: The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland - GEUS
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,220,593


Project Title: Quark-Gluon Plasma at the Top Energy of the Large Hadron Collider.
Grant Recipient: Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,464,994


Project Title: Improved Impedance Tomography via Hybrid Data
Grant Recipient: Per Christian Hansen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,478,754


Project Title: Phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary adaptations in fluctuating and unpredictable environments: adding ecological relevance to the experimental study of life history traits
Grant Recipient: Volker Loeschcke
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,312,550


Project Title: Atomistic mechanisms for ultrafast energy transfer
Grant Recipient: Martin Meedom Nielsen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,459,653


Project Title: Small molecules of metabolism and ATP responses in living cells
Grant Recipient: Ivana Novak
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,067,924


Project Title: Force mapping during cancer cell division and invasion
Grant Recipient: Lene Broeng Oddershede
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,064,476


Project Title: ArcheoSHELL: mollusk shells as new genetic archives from the past
Grant Recipient: Ludovic Orlando
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount DKK: 5,218,917


Project Title: Identification of the transported substrate of P5 ATPases: enigmatic orphan pumps
Grant Recipient: Michael Broberg Palmgren
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount DKK: 5,038,633


Project Title: Dynamic topography around the North Atlantic – Acquisition and interpretation of seismological data
Grant Recipient: Hans Thybo
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,480,000


Project Title: Improving Supermassive Black Hole as Cosmic Probes
Grant Recipient: Marianne Vestergaard
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,471,238


Project Title: Cardiorespiratory responses to altered metabolism during Feast and Famine: From Molecule to Organism
Grant Recipient: Tobias Wang
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount DKK: 6,276,338

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