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Six Sapere Aude research leaders from Science and Technology

This week, the Independent Research Fund Denmark awarded a total of DKK 208 million to 35 excellent Sapere Aude research leaders. And six of these extraordinarily talented young researchers are from Science and Technology.

2019.11.20 | Tina Fruelund

Selin Kara (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Selin Kara (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Søren Ulstrup (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Søren Ulstrup (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Jonas Elm (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Jonas Elm (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Kasper Green Larsen (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Kasper Green Larsen (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Peter Refsing Andersen (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Peter Refsing Andersen (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Artan Sheshmani (Photo: Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Independent Research Fund Denmark Sapere Aude research leaders grants enable early career researchers with original ideas and strong leadership skills to strengthen and develop their research ideas. All the young researchers have achieved exceptional research results within their field and have demonstrated that they are able to lead a research project at international level.

Read more about the six researchers from Science and Technology below.

Selin Kara
Associate Professor Selin Kara from the Department of Engineering receives DKK 6.2 million for her research project entitled ' Photobiocatalytic oxyfunctionalization in continuous flow (PHOTOX-f) '.

Søren Ulstrup
Assistant Professor Søren Ulstrup from the Department of Physics and Astronomy receives DKK 6.2 million for his research project entitled 'In operando nanoscale spectromicroscopy of two-dimensional heterostructures'.

Jonas Elm
Postdoc Jonas Elm from the Department of Chemistry receives DKK 6.2 million for his research project entitled 'Formation and Growth of Atmospheric Molecular Clusters'.

Kasper Green Larsen
Associate Professor Kasper Green Larsen from the Department of Computer Science receives DKK 6.2 million for his research project entitled 'Data Structure Techniques in Cryptography and Machine Learning '.

Peter Refsing Andersen
Assistant Professor Peter Refsing Andersen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics receives DKK 6.2 million for his research project entitled 'Molecular mechanisms of genetic conflicts'.

Artan Sheshmani
Associate Professor Artan Sheshmani from the Department of Mathematics receives DKK 6.2 million for his research project entitled 'Embedded surfaces, dualities, and quantum number theory'.

A total of 11 skilled researchers from Aarhus University have received Sapere Aude grants:

Postdoc Jonas Elm, Department of Chemistry
Ph.d. Anne Mette Nyvad, School of Communication and Culture
Adjunkt Kathrin Weyer, Department of Biomedicine - read news article
Lektor Ole Schmeltz Søgaard, Department of Clinical Medicine - read news article 
Lektor Kasper Green Larsen, Department of Computer Science - read news article
Adjunkt Peter Refsing Andersen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - read news article 
Lektor Artan Sheshmani, Department of Mathematics
Lektor Selin Kara, Selin Kara, Department of Engineering - read news article
Adjunkt Søren Egedal Degn, Department of Biomedicine - read news article
Adjunkt Søren Ulstrup, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Trine Kellberg Nielsen, Universität zu Köln

The new research leaders can now lead their own teams and conduct research at a high international level. See the list of all the 35 new research directors on the DFF website here.

The Independent Research Fund Denmark has awarded the Sapere Aude grants since 2010, so far funding 258 young research leaders, several of whom have started a career as managers of larger centre grants.

Prior to a Sapere Aude grant, the candidates have been through two rounds of assessments by the Foundation's academic research council and individual peer review by international experts, before being selected for an interdisciplinary interview.

Read the press release from the Independent Research Fund Denmark

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