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Committee on Interdisciplinary Research

Committee on Interdisciplinary Research

The Committee implements the Board of the Foundation’s grant decision to award visiting postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford Bio-X, and the grants for the Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme and the Explorative Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme, that supports novel, cross-disciplinary, high-risk/high-gain research initiatives.

The Board has established an annual grant budget of DKK 133 million for the support of up to two Visiting Scholar Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X, Palo Alto, California (DKK 8 million), and up to five Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme grants, each of up to DKK 15 million and up to ten Explorative Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme grants, each of up to DKK 5 million.

The Committee members are appointed by the Board in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

The current members of the Committee are listed below.

The committee's 9 members

Sine Lo Svenningsen
Chairman
Associate professor, Section for Biomolecular Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Member since 2019
Ralf Metzler
Member
Professor, Theoretical Physics, Institute for Physics & Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany
Member since 2019
Asger Mortensen
Member
Professor, SDU NanoOptics, Southern University of Denmark, Denmark
Member since 2019
Maija Tenkanen
Member
Professor, Vice-Dean in Research, Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Helsinki, Finland
Member since 2020
Rachel O'Reilly
Member
Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, England
Member since 2021
Robert Russell
Member
Professor, Faculty of Bioscience, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Member since 2021
Thomas Schön
Member
Professor, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Member since 2021
Max Nieuwdorp
Member
Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Member since 2022
Amparo Acker-Palmer
Member
Professor, Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Goethe University, Germany
Member since 2022