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Lecture: Arts and Natural Sciences

Did you know that since 1979, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has supported research in art, art history and the interdisciplinary crossroads between art and science? We recognise the important role that art plays in society, bringing new perspectives and helping to challenge existing dogmas. This includes the potential to encourage scientific curiosity and stimulating research within the natural and technical sciences. Please join us for an evening of art and science, as we explore some of these perspectives with three exciting researchers representing different ways of working with art and art history on questions of technology and digitalisation. Find new perspectives on the material footprint of our digital society with artist, PhD Honey Biba Beckerlee, who explores the complex correlations between raw materials, humans and technology in sculptures made of silicon waste and woven copper threads. Follow Assistant Professor, Tanya Ravn Ag ,in exploring how the algorithm has been manifested in Danish art since the proliferation of digital technology in the 1990s, as both tool and culture, to understand current and future algorithmically driven dispositions in digital art, from the NFT to XR and AI. And rethink well-known histories and materialities of space research with artist, PhD Nanna Debois Buhl, who uses photography, programming, and weaving to explore the role of women and other groups omitted in the traditional histories of the technological development.

Lecture: Arts and Natural Sciences
Lecture: Arts and Natural Sciences

Lecture: Molecular Frontiers of Ageing

Towards improved understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms Ageing is a major risk factor for diseases such as cardiometabolic disorders, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders, and as the human population ages, the burden of age-related diseases increases. Understanding the molecular intricacies of ageing informs disease prevention, personalized medicine, and strategies for healthier aging – all of which has significant social and economic implications. Recently, scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding the molecular mechanisms of ageing, which involve a complex interplay between genetic mutations and cellular processes such as mitochondrial function. Yet, there is still much to uncover. At the Science Cluster Lecture “Molecular Frontiers of Ageing” on May 2, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has invited 3 speakers working on some of the basic molecular and cellular processes, known to play an important role in the cellular ageing process. They will share recent data and engage in a discussion on the major challenges and emerging directions within this fascinating research field.

Lecture: Molecular Frontiers of Ageing
Lecture: Molecular Frontiers of Ageing

Lecture: Linking Metabolism and Brain Disorders

A growing body of evidence links cardiometabolic disease to brain disorders, both psychiatric and neurological disease. Novo Nordisk Foundation and The Lundbeck Foundation have invited three outstanding speakers representing the diverse research areas within the metabolism-brain axis – from understanding the mechanisms to piloting adjuvant nutritional therapies.

Lecture: Linking Metabolism and Brain Disorders
Lecture: Linking Metabolism and Brain Disorders

Lecture: Bringing ideas to life and research to market

In this lecture, BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) focus on the journey from academia to start-up company in the life-science field. In April 2023, BII reached an impressive milestone with DKK 3 billion (EUR 412 million) raised by BioInnovation Institute portfolio companies to date. It is often a winding road to success for an entrepreneur. At BII, the start-ups receive help to take the first steps to embark on an entrepreneurial journey filled with ups and downs.

Lecture: Bringing ideas to life and research to market
Lecture: Bringing ideas to life and research to market

Lecture: New Genomic Techniques in Plants

New genomic techniques (NGT), including those based on CRISPR, represent a potentially efficient tool for rapidly developing more climate resistant and sustainable crops and contributing to the green transition of our agri-food system. This lecture will give some insights into NGTs, perspectives on the potential of NGTs for development of new adapted plants, and ethical considerations on their use, or not doing so.

Lecture: New Genomic Techniques in Plants
Lecture: New Genomic Techniques in Plants

Lecture: Pushing the Envelope

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.

Lecture: Pushing the Envelope
Lecture: Pushing the Envelope

Lecture: Obesity Management in 2023

Obesity has reached catastrophic proportions globally, with over a billion people suffering from the condition, which not only affects their physical health but also their mental well-being and quality of life. Despite numerous public health initiatives and weight-loss programs, the problem only seems to be worsening, with a high rate of long-term failure. In this lecture, we will explore the latest research and advancements in obesity management and the role of technology, nutrition, and physical activity in promoting healthy weight.

Lecture: Obesity Management in 2023
Lecture: Obesity Management in 2023

Lecture: CO2 as a resource

Mitigating climate change will require decarbonisation of many sectors, including the energy sector, but does also necessitate chemicals and materials currently produced from fossil resources to be produced from renewable resources. With recent advancements in CO2 capture technologies, it will be possible to reduce overall CO2 emissions by underground storage. The lecture will present the research taking place at two NNF Centers within CO2 capture and conversion based on chemical and biological processes.

Lecture: CO2 as a resource
Lecture: CO2 as a resource

Lecture: Quantum Computers & Simulators

Many research and industry applications are currently contemplating how to achieve an advantage from using quantum computers and quantum simulators. Through exploitation and control of quantum systems, quantum computing has the potential to solve complex problems exponentially faster, and with significantly less energy consumption, than with classical computing. The lecture will give an overview of the significant progress that has been made with the development of quantum simulators as well as noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers.

Lecture: Quantum Computers & Simulators
Lecture: Quantum Computers & Simulators

Lecture: The Changing Global Disease Burden

The pattern and burden of disease is changing across all regions of the world. Understanding the drivers of this epidemiological transition is essential in informing preventive strategies, the investments in health systems and in establishing the most relevant research agenda for the future. Developing policies and interventions addressing this double burden of disease represents a huge potential for impact and an opportunity to improve the lives for the majority of the population on the planet.

Lecture: The Changing Global Disease Burden
Lecture: The Changing Global Disease Burden

Lecture: Energy Management for Metabolic Homeostasis

The key roles for metabolic master switch AMPK and the NAD+ biosynthesis system. Energy sensing systems are present in all cells of our body. They are important for transducing information on the energetic status of the cell to downstream effector pathways to ensure appropriate adaptation in response to metabolic stress. These energy sensing systems are intricately regulated by various signaling molecules in the form of nutrients and nucleotides.

Lecture: Energy Management for Metabolic Homeostasis
Lecture: Energy Management for Metabolic Homeostasis

Lecture: The Future of Plant Protection

Protecting our crops from insects and diseases is paramount, if we are to feed the still increasing population of the world, while at the same time saving land for nature and biodiversity to flourish. In this talk, Nina will focus on the targeted biological molecules: proteins, peptides and double stranded RNAs and how they work. Which opportunities and challenges that lie ahead developing such approaches, and what the main barriers are for implementation.

Lecture: The Future of Plant Protection
Lecture: The Future of Plant Protection

Lecture: Epidemic Preparedness

How has the COVID-19 pandemic revolutionized vaccine science? The COVID-19 pandemic has placed vaccine science in the limelight and acutely demonstrated how vaccines can save lives and societies. The rapid advances in vaccine science spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic were built on a solid foundation of infectious disease research and provide promise for better ways of fighting new and existing infectious diseases.

Lecture: Epidemic Preparedness
Lecture: Epidemic Preparedness

Lecture: Open Innovation in Science

Can openness counter the decreasing efficiency of the life science innovation system? Join us when Niclas Nilsson and Marie Louise Conradsen discuss the challenges of the current model for translating academic research into innovation – and why an open approach to IPR and university-industry collaboration might be the way forward.

Lecture: Open Innovation in Science
Lecture: Open Innovation in Science

Lecture: Healthy Weight Initiative

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is developing a new national initiative to promote healthy weight among children and adolescents as well as their families. The aim is to reduce the number of children and adolescents in Denmark with overweight. The ambition with the new initiative is to establish a national center for the promotion of healthy weight through collaborative research, innovation and the development of evidence-based interventions and preventive efforts that focus specifically on children and their families. At the lecture, we will share the vision for the centre and some of the initial activities.

Lecture: Healthy Weight Initiative
Lecture: Healthy Weight Initiative

Lecture: Defining Disease with Big Data

Disease have historically been defined from their clinical presentation including symptoms and objective findings. Along with the ongoing biotechnical revolution and its inherent possibilities to characterize individual people at the most basal cellular and molecular level with respect to their entire genome, transcriptome, proteome, epigenome, microbiome, metabolome, lipidome etc., our insights into distinct disease etiologies as well as category defining and predictive biomarkers is rapidly increasing.

Lecture: Defining Disease with Big Data
Lecture: Defining Disease with Big Data

Lecture: The Next Biology Revolution

The development of Quantum computers might pose a quantum leap forward in the truest sense of the wording. A technology with the potential to change the aptitude of bioscience entirely, EU has denoted it “a key sector of technological development in the 21st century”, and companies and states race to take the lead in the progress towards its development and application. So what is Quantum Computing?

Lecture: The Next Biology Revolution
Lecture: The Next Biology Revolution

Lecture: Alleviating Poverty

The global increase of protracted crises and displacement challenge social and economic empowerment, both for displaced and host populations. Adopting new approaches, with the potential to advance the humanitarian-development nexus, is called for. Developed in Bangladesh, the Graduation Approach is receiving increased attention as a method that effectively fosters long-term inclusion and self-reliance. Can this model be translated to meet the challenges in Jordan, host to a large number of Syrian refugees and confronted with a high poverty rate?

Lecture: Alleviating Poverty
Lecture: Alleviating Poverty

Lecture: The AMR Challenge

The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasing world-wide and faster in some areas than others. The main concern is the failure to treat serious infections with antibiotics, the more resistance the fewer available drugs. In this lecture, Tilmann will give examples of Omics- and CRISPR-based approaches to identify, study and produce new bacterial bioactive compounds with potential to be future antibiotic drugs and how these approaches can also help us to understand the origin of several genes leading to antimicrobial resistance in clinical pathogens.

Lecture: The AMR Challenge
Lecture: The AMR Challenge

Lecture: Enzymes at Work

This month, we have the honor of presenting Guillermo Montoya and Jakob Nilsson from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research who will present their findings and provide insight in to different approaches to determining basic principles in proteins.

Lecture: Enzymes at Work
Lecture: Enzymes at Work

Lecture: Biology Beyond Earth

For this lecture, we had the honor of presenting a collaboration project between Chemistry, Astrophysics and Biology, with the aim of setting new frontiers in understanding the limits for the existence of life. The project has received the Novo Nordisk Foundation synergy grant and in this lecture, two of the grantholders will talk about how they initiated the project and give their view on some of the central questions: Are there life on planets orbiting other stars? How much? And which kind?

Lecture: Biology Beyond Earth
Lecture: Biology Beyond Earth

Lecture: World Diabetes Foundation

We have the pleasure of presenting three speakers from the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) – an independent, non-profit foundation based in Bagsværd, Denmark, and founded by Novo Nordisk A/S in 2002. The WDF is working to alleviate human suffering related to diabetes and its complications among those least able to withstand the burden of the disease, by being one one of the few funding mechanisms dedicated to preventing and treating diabetes in developing countries.

Lecture: World Diabetes Foundation
Lecture: World Diabetes Foundation

Lecture: Microbial Communities

Live from Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup in Denmark on 25 June 2020. Note that there is a problem with the audio until 00:04:30. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Per Halkjær Nielsen, Head of Center for Microbial Communities at Aalborg University – Revealing structure and function of Microbial Dark Mater in global wastewater treatment and resource recovery systems Mads Albertsen, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University – The next frontier of DNA analysis of microbial communities

Lecture: Microbial Communities
Lecture: Microbial Communities

Introduction to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

Introduction to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster
Introduction to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster Lectures

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster Lectures is a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. 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.

Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster Lectures
Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster Lectures

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: Gonzalo Tueros

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: Gonzalo Tueros
Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: Gonzalo Tueros

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme 2021

https://cphbiosciencephd.org/

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme 2021
Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme 2021

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: Hanna Sedlackova

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: Hanna Sedlackova
Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: Hanna Sedlackova

What is it like to live and work in Denmark?

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

What is it like to live and work in Denmark?
What is it like to live and work in Denmark?

How is the academic level of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme?

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

How is the academic level of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme?
How is the academic level of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme?

What makes the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme different?

What makes the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme different?
What makes the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme different?

How is life as an international PhD student in Denmark?

How is life as an international PhD student in Denmark?
How is life as an international PhD student in Denmark?