Overview of the News

DanORC presented at FI Conference


On September 3 2008 the Danish Council for Strategic Research hosted the conference 'Strategic Reserach - perspectives for Health, Food and Welfare' at Christiansborg. Center leader Thorkild IA Sørensen presented DanORC and 10 other projects - funded by the Council or the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries - were presented followed by lively debates. See Thorkild IA Sørensens presentation and the programme.

DanORC associates with the Danish Graduate School of Public Health Science


DanORC has established a co-operation with the Danish Graduate School in Public Health Science (GRASPH). This gives DanORC PhD students - who are enroled at the health faculties of the University of Copenhagen, the University of Southern Denmark and Aarhus University - acces to the schools programme and membership. See further here.


Quarterly centre meetings in 2009


Due to the large interest in knowledge-sharing and discussions on previous center meetings - as well as the practical problems connected with a two-day meeting for those coming from Funen and Jutland - the DanORC management has decided on quarterly one-day center meetings starting in 2009. The center meetings for 2009 are: January 26, April 20, September 7 and December 14.

New board member - Henrik Dalbøge


Henrik Dalbøge, Executive Vicepresident for the Health and Nutrition Division at Chr. Hansen A/S, has replaced Peter Olesen as Chr. Hansens representative in the DanORC board of directors. Henrik Dalbøge has a long and distinquished career in biotech reasearch and buisness development and has been in charge of the Health and Nutrition Division at Chr. Hansen A/S since 2006.

DanORC associates with the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism


DanORC has now been formally associated with the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism, located in Odense. The cooperation enables DanORC funded PhD students to join the school and attend its courses. A more detailed description can be seen here.

Progress & Participants - a film on the European Diogenes Project


The EC funded project Diogenes (Diet, Obesity & Genes) has produced a film about its study progress on the best diet for prevention of weight regain. Full results of the project will be presented in 2009 at the Diogenes satellite meeting (May 5-6) as part of ECO 2009 in Amsterdam. View the film here.

New obesity blog on obesity classification


Arya M. Sharma, Professor of Medicine at University of Alberta/ Canada, has within the last few months called a new obesity blog into existence. In his latest post he advocates for a new standards for classifying obesity. See the blog post here.

DanORC presented on conference on research funding


On March 27 Center Leader Thorkild IA Sørensen presented DanORC on an Informationconference on funding 2008 in Odense, hosted by the Programme Commision on Health, Food and Welfare under the Danish Council for Strategic Research. The conference elaborated on the challenges and gains on strategic research and Thorkild IA Sørensen contributed with the presentation 'Strategic Research Center - experiences of a Grantholder'. See programme and presentation.

FORSK2015 - contribution by DanORC centre leader


In 2007 the Danish Council for Strategic Research launched FORSK2015, an initiative to explore the research needs of the Danish society in coming years. In December 2007 the first report 31 strategisk forskningstemaer was published. Center leader of DanORC Thorkild IA Sørensen's contribution was one of the 366 considerations included in the explorative proces.

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