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2016.11.30 | Research news, AndersNykjær

Two grants awarded to Anders Nykjaer

Anders Nykjaer was granted DKK 750.000 by the Novo Nordisk Foundation for the project entitled “SorCS1 – boosting energy expenditure in obesity”. He also received a grant from the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Association (Scleroseforeningen) for the project entitled: ”Functional characterisation of the multiple sclerosis risk gene SORCS3."

2016.11.25 | Research news

Marco Capogna granted 2 million DKK by AUFF NOVA to study novel neuron types in the mammalian brain

Marco Capogna will receive the grant over a 3 year period for a project dedicated to discover novel cellular mechanisms linking anxiety and emotion with sleep deprivation. The project aims to test the hypothesis that nitric oxide-expressing GABAergic neurons are key cellular element in this process.

2016.11.24 | Research news, SadeghNabavi

Sadegh Nabavi granted 2 million DKK by AUFF NOVA to study fear

Sadegh Nabavi will receive the grant over a 3 year period for a project dedicated to map the brain circuit for an innate fear. The innate fear studied is in rodents for predator. Ultimately, the goal is to know what's the difference between a learned fear and innate fear at the circuit and synaptic levels.

2016.11.23 | Awards, PoulNissen

Poul Nissen awarded the Research Prize from Director Ib Henriksen Foundation

Poul Nissen has been awarded the prestigious Director Ib Henriksen Foundation Research Prize for his outstanding efforts in structural biology. In the center PUMPkin he has determined the structure of a number of essential ion pumps. The importance of these pumps in the heart and in neurological diseases has also been central to Poul Nissen's…

2016.11.23 | People

New student assistant at DANDRITE

Tatiana Adamiec started as a student assistant in Anne von Philipsborn's group per 15 November 2016. She is a student at Aarhus University, where she is studying Global Nutrition and Health on her first year. Tatiana will be based building 1171, room 335.

2016.11.15 | Knowledge exchange, DudaKvitsiani

Duda Kvitsiani interviewed for videnskab.dk: A 'tickling rats' study

According to a new study in Science, rats that are tickled exhibit the same behavior as humans. The same study also revealed that tickling can be detected in the brain. According to Duda Kvitsiani, the results are important for understanding what tickling means socially.

2016.11.11 | Research news, PoulHenningJensen, MarkDenham

Poul Henning Jensen and Mark Denham received the Danish Parkinsons association Grant

Mark Denham got a grant for the project "Combining stem cells and novel bioactive scaffolds to develop new Parkinson Disease therapies" while Poul Henning Jensens project is called "Can caffeine treatment rescue alfa-synuclein aggregation dependent disease spreading and neuron loss? Investigating a novel neuroprotective principle in…

2016.11.02 | Research news

Duda Kvitsiani and Balázs Hangya got the DARE grant!

The project is entitled: “Electrophysiological recordings and manipulation of single neurons in behaving animals” and it is granted the DANDRITE Associate Research Program (DARE) grant with application deadline August 29th, 2016. The project will furthermore be made in close collaboration with Zoltan Somogyvari's lab.

2016.11.02 | Knowledge exchange

DANDRITE in the medias: What is basic research?

The danish media videnskab.dk have produced an article discussing what basic and applied research (grundforskning) actually means. DANDRITES Director, Poul Nissen, was interviewed for the article.