By Alicia Lundby | The rhythmic contraction of our heart is controlled by electrical impulses that travels throughout the cardiac muscle. The signal is generated by the sinus node, which can be thought of as the natural pacemaker of our heart. The question is, what it is that makes the sinus node unique, enabling it to generate a repetitive firing of electrical signals thereby ensuring the foundation for the rhythmic cardiac contraction? How is dysregulation of the molecular build-up of the sinus node linked to cardiac disorders?
By Klemens Kappel | Science is one of liberal democracy’s essential institutions, along with public deliberation, majority voting, rule of law, freedom of speech, and the independent press. But what is the distinctive role of science in liberal democracy? Surprisingly, this is a somewhat neglected question.
The Carlsberg Foundation’s Postdoc Fellowships
By Aske Laursen Brock | Over two centuries the English and Dutch companies (EIC and VOC respectively) established far-flung empires with thousands of employees globally. Though women rarely worked directly for the companies, they were important nodes in the networks that shaped corporations. The project, Women and the company: Female agency in global trading companies, 1600-1800, revisits women’s multiple roles and aims to present a more inclusive image of early global capitalism and labour.
The Carlsberg Foundation’s Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowships | 20/08/2019
By Sune Olander | Repeated abrupt climate changes dominated the last glacial period in the North Atlantic region. When cold conditions prevailed in Greenland, Antarctica slowly warmed, but the mechanisms behind this warming was not understood until our research combined insights from state-of-the-art climate models and ice-core research.
The Carlsberg Foundation’s Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships | 21/06/2019
By Danita Catherine Burke | In 2014 the fallout of the Crimea conflict between Russia and Ukraine seeped into Arctic cooperation and threatened the foundation of diplomacy within the Arctic Council. This project explored the role of daily practices and the forum’s club format in order to explain how the Arctic Council maintains its unity and status.
The Carlsberg Foundation's 'Semper Ardens' Fellowships within the Humanities and Social Sciences | 09/04/2019
By Louise Nyholm Kallestrup | The study is built around the thesis that witchcraft was constructed by means of a range of media in which gender, emotions and experience acted as important drivers, and in which Christian IV’s notion of what constituted a ‘good’ Lutheran king were centre stage. At this interface, the persecution of those suspected of witchcraft was not simply possible, but unavoidable.
The Carlsberg Foundation’s Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowships | 08/04/2019
By Rasmus Glenthøj | Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan. This is certainly true of the Second Schleswig War. All political parties in Denmark washed their hands and blamed their political opponent or foreign powers. The aim of this project is to explore the political narratives that they created and how they have affected Danish politics, historiography, art, and national identity in the last 150 years.
Semper Ardens Fellowship | 27/02/2019
By Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard | Not all citizens are equally engaged in politics, and only few citizens pursue a political career. Differences in social resources partially explains why. But psychological dispositions seem equally important. Voters’ personality traits are associated with differences in political trust and engagement, and the typical politician is much more outgoing and assertive than the average voter.
HM Queen Margrethe II’s Distinguished Postdoc Fellow | 11/05/2018
By Stefan Pajung | The subject of Anglo-Danish portraiture has previously received little attention from researchers and so the aim of the project was to expand our knowledge on the nature and degree of artistic interaction between the two nations from the Renaissance and the 20th century in the field of portraiture.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 14/05/2018
By Lars H. Andersen & Henrik B. Pedersen | Through several grants from the Carlsberg Foundation, it has been possible to establish a unique world-class facility for research on molecular ions with radiation from the Danish synchrotron ASTRID2. The facility is now operational and will start to deliver results in a broad spectrum of research fields, ranging from fundamental questions in atomic physics, to energy flow in biological molecules and processes of importance in climate science. In the future, the facility will also become available for international users.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 23/04/2018
By Hans Basbøll | The great Danish linguists presented here have reflected intensely on the change and diversification of language, and their works have had consequences for the principles of Danish orthography, for what we mean by Danish, and for how we (also internationally) understand the relationship between different languages and different stages of a language.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 06/04/2018
By Niels Bjerre-Poulsen | This article outlines a new research project concerning the American system of presidential libraries and their role in the creation of presidential legacies. It also discusses, in more general terms, some of the ways in which memories and commemorations of past presidents are being constructed, institutionalised – and sometimes weaponised.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 06/03/2018
By Anders Johannes Hansen | This research project aims to characterise the gut microbiome of the dog and closely related wild-living species, the grey wolf and the red fox to investigate if the composition of the microbiome could be linked to domestication.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 05/02/2018
By Lars A. Buchhave | One of the greatest questions in the history of mankind is whether life exists elsewhere in the Universe. Astonishingly, a clear path towards resolving this question has recently emerged. Recent advances field of exoplanets have revealed an astounding prevalence of Earth-like planets, allowing us to discover and characterise temperate Earth-like exoplanets around the closest and thus brightest stars.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 29/01/2018
By Jan J. Enghild | As the human population continues to grow, an increase of the global food production while simultaneously shrinking the agriculture’s environmental footprint is desirable. The goal of Jan J. Enghild's Propotato-project is to convert the current side-stream of potato starch production into a high-value protein product useful for human nutrition. The Carlsberg Foundation has supported the project with essential research infrastructure.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 19/01/2018
By Søren Handberg | The Kalydon Archaeological Project aims to investigate the history of the ancient Greek city of Kalydon in Aitolia in western Greece through archaeological fieldwork. Danish archaeological work in the city began back in the 1920s, and since 2011 the Carlsberg Foundation has supported the continuation of the joint Danish-Greek explorations of the city.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 17/01/2018
By Christian Janfelt | The Carlsberg Foundation Research Infrastructure Grant has contributed to establishing mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) as a research field in Denmark. The MSI instrumentation has been – and continues to be – used in research projects within pharmacology, drug delivery and plant biology. MSI contributes with highly detailed information about the spatial distribution of compounds, which cannot be obtained by conventional techniques such as liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
Andet forskningsprojekt | 13/12/2017
By Birger Lindberg Møller | To carry out the project, key expertise within bioinformatics was established at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory by new recruitments. Gene sequencing and bioinformatics enable monitoring of the genetic changes introduced in the barley genome as a result of random mutations that may have resulted in the recruitment of new functions or loss of functions. The project has contributed to such an improved barley genome sequence as recently published in Nature.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 21/09/2017
By Rikke Louise Meyer | This project aims to understand how the conformation of human proteins like fibrinogen and fibronectin affects the way bacteria interact with them. This knowledge is the basis of design and development of new implant materials that direct protein conformations to prevent bacterial attachment but promote tissue integration.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 05/09/2017
By Kasper Møller Hansen & Rune Stubager | The Danish national election in 2015 was the temporary culmination of a new emerging political landscape on at least three dimensions: a political, a social and a geographical.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 31/08/2017
By Donald Eugene Canfield | Rocks contain clues to Earth’s history. In this research project we focus on rocks that were once seafloor and its chemical fossils that reflect life, climate and ecology in sea and air as the methods for extracting, purifying and measuring these chemical fossils have improved the last few decades with new technique. This allows us to interpret more of what atmospheric oxygen, algal blooms or lie was about as far back as one, two or even three billion years back.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 07/07/2017
By Kim Ryholt | More than five millennia ago, a dual set of inventions would transform society radically and mark the first transition from prehistory into the historical era; the development of the hieroglyphic script alongside the use of ink and papyrus in Egypt and the development of the cuneiform script and writing tablets of clay in Mesopotamia.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 23/06/2017
Af Per Kristian Madsen | I februar 1933 udkom første bind af værket ”Danmarks Kirker”, og siden er der trykt i alt godt 42.000 sider. Carlsbergfondet sikrede det indledende redaktionsarbejde ved en bevilling for årene 1928-30, og siden har bevillinger fra Carlsbergfondet og andre bekostet udgivelserne. Store dele af landet er udkommet, og for tiden arbejder i alt fem redaktioner med at beskrive kirker i de gamle Ringkøbing, Vejle, Odense og Svendborg amter.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 19/01/2017
By Morten Bo Madsen | The possibility of life on Mars has always attracted scientific interest. It is now clear that vast amounts of water in the form of ice are present on Mars today. The crucial unresolved question is of course whether seemingly favorable conditions actually did result in the rise of life?
Andet forskningsprojekt | 03/01/17
By Ib Friis | There are about one thousand species of woody plants that occur naturally on the Horn of Africa, including trees and large shrubs, and they have many functions in the highly varied ecosystem on the Horn, including soil conservation and the prevention of flooding during tropical rainstorms.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 14/09/2016
By Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen | In this project a team of historians of science has for the first time produced a coherent historical narrative about science in Denmark from the 10th to the 20th century. The aim of the project was to produce new historical knowledge about scientific research carried out by Danish scientists or international scientists working at Danish institutions.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 03/06/2016
By Poul Pedersen | Danish scholars have worked on a number of different projects in the ancient city of Halikarnassos, present-day Bodrum in Turkey since 1966. The work has been carried out with the permission of the Turkish General Directorate of Monuments and Museums and in close collaboration with Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
By Anders Schomacker | The aim of this project was to conduct geological fieldwork on northeast Svalbard in order to collect lake sediment cores that might reveal the glacial and environmental history over the last c. 10,000 years of this part of the Arctic.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 02/05/2016
By Rubina Raja | The award-winning Danish archaeologist, Rubina Raja, is head of the research project the Palmyra Portrait Project, where more than 2,500 funerary sculptures from the Roman period are being investigated.
By Bjørn Lovén | Land and Underwater Archaeological Excavations of Ancient Athens’ Naval Bases in the Piraeus.
By Peter Munk | Danish Eel Expedition Investigates the Spawning Areas of the Mysterious Eel.
By Peter Thisted Dinesen | Can social cohesion—the social ties that weave citizens together—be maintained in the face of an increasingly ethnically diverse populace? With continued immigration, this question is more relevant than ever.
By Matthias Heymann | For the first time an international team of researchers has investigated the scope of research activities in Greenland during the Cold War.
By Torben René Jensen | The smallest element, hydrogen, can be the key to the implementation of a CO2-free society. Hydrogen can readily be prepared from renewable sun, wind, or water energy by electrolytic water splitting.
Andet forskningsprojekt | 28/08/2018
By Cecilie Brøns | Research of ancient polychromy continues to establish a more comprehensive and detailed knowledge of how the ancient world was coloured and why.
Af Charlotte Appel og Ning de Coninck-Smith | Sammen med ti kolleger har de to forskere undersøgt den Danske skoles historie igennem de sidste 500 år. Resultatet er fembindsværket, Dansk Skolehistorie: Hverdag, vilkår og visioner gennem 500 år.
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