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DFF-Research Project Grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences, May 2015

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences awards 47 DFF-Research Project Grants to researchers in Denmark to the sum of approximately DKK 164 million. The grant recipients are listed below.

The grants are awarded within the framework of the Danish Council for Independent Research’s E2014 and F2015 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: Potentiation of RIG-I signaling by the OASL protein: How does OASL aid RIG-I in initiating an immune response?
Grant Recipient: Rune Hartmann
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,528,225


Project Title: Characterization of actin-cytoskeleton regulators required for plasma membrane repair
Grant Recipient: Jesper Nylandsted
Place of Employment: The Danish Cancer Society
Awarded Amount: 1,794,832


Project Title: Transepithelial water transport and the role of aquaporins in fishes: Diversity, molecular physiology and regulation
Grant Recipient: Steffen Søndergaard Madsen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,590,858


Project Title: Life at Low Oxygen
Grant Recipient: Donald Eugene Canfield
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,459,520


Project Title: Development of a Scalable Force Field
Grant Recipient: Frank Jensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000


Project Title: Mathematical Analysis and Quantum Transport
Grant Recipient: Arne Jensen
Place of Employment: Aalborg University
Awarded Amount: 2,263,680


Project Title: Surf Zone Turbulence and Sand Transport
Grant Recipient: Troels Kristian Aagaard
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,591,438


Project Title: Microenvironmental effects on the color of ionic light-absorbers
Grant Recipient: Steen Brøndsted Nielsen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,589,422


Project Title: Dark Matter: From Particles to Stars
Grant Recipient: Christoforos Kouvaris
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,580,480


Project Title: Transgenerational inheritance of plant resistance
Grant Recipient: Meike Burow
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,591,256


Project Title: Is the ribosome a target for adaptive mutations?
Grant Recipient: Søren Molin
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,145,240


Project Title: Sensitivity of glacier dynamics and ice sheet mass change to long-term external forcing – DYNAMIC
Grant Recipient: Shfaqat Abbas Khan
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,268,000


Project Title: High-resolution neutron protein crystallography studies on the ionotropic glutamate receptor GluA2
Grant Recipient: Jette Sandholm Kastrup
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,587,975


Project Title: FAM20 kinases – specificities and roles in biomineralization
Grant Recipient: Esben Skipper Sørensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,589,385


Project Title: Structural basis for proteolytic activation of complement
Grant Recipient: Gregers Rom Andersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,591,283


Project Title: Electronic properties of two-dimentional materials
Grant Recipient: Morten Willatzen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,429,451


Project Title: Computational Methods for Analyses of Adaptation and Introgression in Human Populations
Grant Recipient: Rasmus Nielsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,429,709


Project Title: MAGNETIC NANOCOMPOSITES
Grant Recipient: Mogens Christensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,589,345


Project Title: Neuroendocrine Control of Developmental Timing of Sexual Maturation
Grant Recipient: Kim Furbo Rewitz
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,503,584


Project Title: Efficient representation of high-dimensional signals
Grant Recipient: Ole Christensen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,566,004


Project Title: Greener Oxidation Reactions (GreenOR)
Grant Recipient: Christine Joy McKenzie
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,587,680


Project Title: How the kinetochore generates a "wait anaphase" signal
Grant Recipient: Jakob Nilsson
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 1,931,777


Project Title: Quantum information processing with hybrid systems
Grant Recipient: Anders Søndberg Sørensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,589,808


Project Title: Evolution and Mechanisms of Genetic Recombination
Grant Recipient: Kasper Munch Terkelsen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,401,223


Project Title: Lateral gene transfer and the evolution of polyketide synthase gene clusters in filamentous fungi
Grant Recipient: Rasmus John Normand Frandsen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,564,073


Project Title: Studying and modeling the field record of chemical flux from subducted sediments into mantle rocks in exhumed ultra-high-pressure mélanges
Grant Recipient: Thorsten Joachim Nagel
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 739,948


Project Title: Automatic Support for Proving Confluence Modulo Equivalence for Constraint Handling Rules
Grant Recipient: Henning Christiansen
Place of Employment: Roskilde University
Awarded Amount: 2,315,925


Project Title: Cardiac Calcium Signal Decoding by Calmodulin
Grant Recipient: Michael Toft Overgaard
Place of Employment: Aalborg University
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000


Project Title: Few-body Quantum Physics with Ultracold Atoms
Grant Recipient: Jan Joachim Arlt
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,591,091


Project Title: The role of soft interactions in complex media
Grant Recipient: Duncan S. Sutherland
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000


Project Title: Molecular pathways of cellular stress responses and their alteration in aging
Grant Recipient: Jiri Bartek
Place of Employment: The Danish Cancer Society
Awarded Amount: 1,800,000


Project Title: Global identification and characterization of in vivo binding sites for the major splicing regulatory HNRNP A/B proteins in human disease genes.
Grant Recipient: Brage Storstein Andresen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 2,584,800


Project Title: ARCFUNC - Functional biogeography of Arctic plant diversity: trajectories in space and time
Grant Recipient: Signe Normand
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 2,591,660

DFF-Research Project 2:


Project Title: Use of redox-sensitive isotope tracers in marine and continental rock records to trace paleoenvironmental and climatic changes during the Late Neoproterozoic-Cambrian transition
Grant Recipient: Robert Ernst Frei
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 6,108,482 DKK


Project Title: Constant Final Yield of Plant Communities
Grant Recipient: Jacob Weiner
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 4,128,706 DKK


Project Title: Molecular adaptations in oxygen transport and metabolism
Grant Recipient: Angela Fago
Place of Employment: University of Aarhus
Awarded Amount: 6,022,464 DKK


Project Title: Plancherel theorems and representation theory
Grant Recipient: Bent Ørsted
Place of Employment: University of Aarhus
Awarded Amount: 5,832,688 DKK


Project Title: Temporal cross-talk of post-translational modifications in cellular signalling networks.
Grant Recipient: Ole Nørregaard Jensen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: 6,479,999 DKK


Project Title: Disappearance of the N=8 magic number
Grant Recipient: Karsten Vestbo Riisager
Place of Employment: University of Aarhus
Awarded Amount: 4,330,257 DKK


Project Title: Diverse CRISPR adaptive immune systems of Sulfolobus: Molecular mechanisms and application to studying novel archaeal virus-host interactions
Grant Recipient: Qunxin She
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 6,193,071 DKK


Project Title: Conditional Interactions in Cellular Hubs
Grant Recipient: Birthe B. Kragelund
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 6,186,329 DKK


Project Title: Approximate Reasoning for Stochastic Markovian Systems
Grant Recipient: Iulian Radu Mardare
Place of Employment: University of Aalborg
Awarded Amount: 5,573,494 DKK


Project Title: Chill tolerance in insects: Integrating physiology with behaviour and ecology
Grant Recipient: Johannes Overgaard
Place of Employment: University of Aarhus
Awarded Amount: 5,277,716 DKK


Project Title: Decoherence in semiconductor cavity quantum electrodynamics
Grant Recipient: Jesper Mørk
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 6,405,317 DKK


Project Title: Biogenesis and function of circular RNA
Grant Recipient: Jørgen Kjems
Place of Employment: University of Aarhus
Awarded Amount: 6,152,918 DKK


Project Title: Gene expression, photophysiology and nutrient dynamics in marine protists with acquired phototrophy
Grant Recipient: Per Juel Hansen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 5,633,909 DKK


Project Title: The electronic Structure of Single Molecule Magnets based on Lanthanides
Grant Recipient: Jeppe Olsen
Place of Employment: University of Aarhus
Awarded Amount: 6,469,232 DKK

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