Lecture: Pushing the Envelope - Exploring the frontiers of high-risk research through interdisciplinary synergy
In this lecture, we will focus on a few complex scientific challenges that are tackled through interdisciplinary high-risk research. You will hear inspirational talks from some of the successful researchers supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme, and who are contributing to changing the boundaries of our knowledge and science.Read more
To push the envelope means to surpass normal limits or attempt something viewed as radical or risky and comes from the aeronautical use of envelope referring to performance limits that cannot be exceeded safely. Some of the most complex scientific challenges can only be addressed by pushing the envelope through interdisciplinary efforts. Through the Synergy Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation is awarding high-risk grants to projects that explores untested, high-risk/high-gain ideas that might not be fruitful. However, when successful they change the boundaries of our knowledge about the world.
Join us for an afternoon highlighting some of the research with the highest risk profiles that the Novo Nordisk Foundation supports.
We have the honor of presenting Coen P.H. Elemans, who studies songbirds and whales to develop computational and biomechanical models for voice control and speech acquisition with the aim of improving treatment for people with voice disorders.
We also have the honor of presenting Hanne Ingmer who were recently given an Interdisciplinary Synergy Grant to investigate how to prevent invasive microbial infections by hijacking bacterial communication.
Last but not least, Tejs Vegge has embarked on an exploratory project towards rapid and accurate computational predictions of chemical reaction networks. These can be used to devise the design of new sustainable materials, such as materials for organic redox flow batteries.
Tuborg Havnevej 19 2900 Hellerup
Professor, Sound Communication Group, Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Interdisciplinary Synergy Grant Holder
Professor, Food safety and zoonosis, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Interdisciplinary Synergy Grant Holder
Professor, DTU Energy, Technical University of Denmark
Exploratory Interdisciplinary Synergy Grant Holder
Networking with drinks and snacks for physical participants
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster Lectures is a series of open lectures for all researchers and others interested in bioscience, biotechnology and health. Every 4 weeks, on Thursday evenings, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.
This will be a hybrid lecture with the possibility of attending both virtually and physically. Please note that we have a limited capacity for how many we allow to participate physically, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Yes. We take oral questions from physical audience and written questions from virtual participants.
You are very welcome to join the ‘Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster’s Linkedin and/or Facebook group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more.
If you arrive by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road. Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.
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No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation. You will find a tag with your name on it when you arrive.