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  • Merit, Metrics, and research Management


    While an increasing number of students in the Life Sciences are female, women continue to be strongly underrepresented among the faculty, especially in leading positions. The reasons for this wide gender gap are complex and hotly debated. With the Women in Science symposium series we aim to distinguish facts from fiction in this debate and to identify possible solutions to the problem. »

  • Large grant to research in bacteria survival strategy


    Etienne Maisonneuve, post doc at Center for Bacterial Stress Response and Persistence, University of Copenhagen, receives approx. 1.5 million euro from the European Research Council for the project “STRINGENCY”, investigating bacterial survival strategy. »

  • Garden management in ancient subsistence farmers


    Ant fungus farming arose soon after the dinosaurs went extinct, but the farmers struggled with poorly domesticated crops that prioritized their own reproduction rather than being eaten. A new study by University of Copenhagen biologists explains why this conflict was unavoidable and took the ants 30 million years to resolve. »

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