July 29-August 2, 2019 (PhD summer course): I co-organized our yearly inernational summer course in population and medical genetics (see popgen.dk/popgen19) with students from many parts of the world. The course was full as usual and went well.
June 15, 2019 (New postdoc in the group): Cindy Santander joined my lab as a postdoc. She will be working on our ERC project about selection driven by epidemics. Welcome Cindy – I am looking very much forward to working with you 🙂
June 14, 2019 (PhD student graduated): I am very proud to announce that Ryan successfully defended his thesis . Many thanks to John Novembre, Thomas Bataillon and Tom Gilbert for taking time to assess the thesis!
May 5, 2019 (Paper published): Paper published in GigaScience. Congrats to Kristian Hanghøj who is the first author on the paper. You can find the paper here: https://academic.oup.com/gigascience/article/8/5/giz034/5481763
March 31 2019 (Invited talk): I was invited to give a talk at the EMBO|EMBL Symposium “Reconstructing to human past – using ancient and modern genomics” in Heidelberg. The symposium was really great – thanks a lot for the invitation!
February, 2019 (Paper accepted): Paper accepted in Genetic Epidemiology. Congrats to Line Skotte and Emil jørsboe who are joint first authors on it! 🙂 You can find the preprint for the paper here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/014001v4
January, 2019 (Paper published): Paper published in Molecular Ecology. Congrats to Ryan Waples who is the first author! 🙂 You can find the paper here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mec.14954
November, 2018 (Postdoc position open in the lab): Thanks to the ERC grant I recently got awarded I have a postdoc position open in my lab. For details please see the ad here: goo.gl/ea1V45. Please feel free to write if you have any questions about the position!
November, 2018 (New paper in Nature Communications): Ryan Waples, my PhD student, and I just got a paper published in Nature Communications. The study was led by Ele Zeggini from Helmholtz Zentrum München and was a great collaboration with her lab. Here is a link to the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07070-8.
October, 2018 (New paper accepted): Ryan Waples, my PhD student, just got a paper accepted in Molecular Ecology : ) Congrats Ryan!
August, 2018 (Grant received): I am very proud to announce that I have been awarded an ERC starting grant!
January, 23 2018 (Grant received): I am proud to announce that I have been awarded a Villum Young Investigator Grant! Many thanks to the Villum Foundation for the grant and an amazing award ceremony!
January 8, 2018 (New paper in Nature Genetics): I am joint first author on a new paper that just got published in Nature Genetics: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-017-0022-7. The paper shows the presence of a loss-of-function mutation in the gene ADCY3 in Greenland which increases risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. It is published along side two other papers that also shed light on the role of ADCY3 in obesity (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-017-0020-9 and https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-017-0023-6).
November 22, 2017 (Talk at Vin&Videnskab): I was invited to give a talk as a part of the public seminar series called Vin&Videnskab (Wine&Science) organized by The Natural History Museum of Denmark. I was invited together with 5 other members from Det Unge Akademi (The Young Academy). The event had the title Fremtidens Frontforskere (The future front scientists) and it was sold out within an hour! So to be honest I was a bit nervous…However it was a great night with an amazing audience : ) And it was fun and very interesting to hear the other five talks. Many thanks to Mogens Trolle for inviting us and for organising the event.
November 4, 2017 (Co-organizer of public meeting in Nuuk): I helped organize a meeting for the citizens of Nuuk (and live-streamed on youtube so people in other parts of Greenland could also follow the meeting). The purpose of the meeting was to inform about some of the results that our research about the Greenlandic population has lead to so far and give people a chance to ask questions and discuss the results. Thanks to everyone who showed up!
November 3, 2017 (Talk at Grønlandsmedicinsk Selskab in Nuuk): I was invited to give a talk in Nuuk organized by Grønlandsmedicinsk Selskab. The talk took place in the new amazing buildings of Greenland Institute for Natural Resources. Thanks a lot for the invitation!
September 17-20, 2017 (Co-organizer of probgen17): I helped Thomas Bataillon and Mikkel Schierup organize the scientific program for the conference Probgen17 at Moesgaard Museum/Aarhus University, for details see http://conferences.au.dk/probgen17/. Thanks to all the participants for making it a great meeting!
June 27, 2017 (paper F1000Prime Recommended): Our paper on genetic load in Greenlandic Inuit that was published in Genetics in February has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field. For details click here:
February 1, 2017 (new paper in Genetics): I am co-corresponding author on a new paper on genetic load in Greenlandic Inuit that was just published in Genetics: http://www.genetics.org/content/205/2/787. It was also mentioned by Genetics in their issue highlights: http://www.genetics.org/content/205/2/NP. Congrats to Casper who is the first author of the paper. And thanks to all collaborators for a great collaboration!
September 21, 2016 (new paper in Nature): I performed some of the analyses in this project about Aboriginal Australia that was just published in Nature: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature18299.html. Congrats to Anna (the first author on the paper) and all the other authors for finally getting this paper out!
September 12-14, 2016 (talk and chair): I gave an invited talk and was invited chair at a session at the meeting Probabilistic Modeling in Genetics (PROBGEN16) held at The Department of Statistics, University of Oxford (https://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/events/probgen16). Thanks to the meeting organizers for a great meeting!
June 24, 2016 (new paper in PLoS Genetics): I am joint last author on a new paper about how fatty acid composition among Greenlanders. The paper got published in PLoS Genetics: http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pgen.1006119
May 31, 2016 (award): I received the L’Oreal-UNESCO FWIS award, which is each year awarded to 3 women researchers in Denmark selected by a committee mainly consisting of members from The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Lettres: http://www.royalacademy.dk/da/Nyheder/FWIN-2016
April 28, 2016 (academy membership): I got selected to be a member of The Young Academy, an independent unit of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (for more info see here).
April 15, 2016 (new student in the lab): Ryan Waples just started as a PhD student in my lab. Welcome Ryan! : )
January 27, 2016 (paper F1000Prime Recommended): Our paper about how the Inuit ancestors of the Greenlanders have adapted genetically to life in the Arctic has been recommended in F1000Prime as being exceptional. For details click here:
December 12, 2015 (new paper in Molecular Ecology): I am joint first author on a new paper about hybridization between savanna and forest elephants in Africa. The paper got published in Molecular Ecology: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/mec.13472/abstract
September 18, 2015 (new paper in Science): I am joint first author on a new paper about how the Inuit ancestors of the Greenlanders have adapted genetically to life in the Arctic. The paper got published in Science: https://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6254/1343.abstract
August 30, 2015 (new paper in Bioinformatics): Our method for estimating pairwise relatedness from NGS data was finally published (the software tool has been available for quite a while). YAY! The paper which I’ve written with Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen is freely available to everyone here: http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/09/11/bioinformatics.btv509.long
July 21, 2015 (new paper in Science): I performed quite a few analyses for this project about the peopling of the Americas that was just published in Science: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6250/aab3884. Congrats to Maanasa (the first first author on the paper) and all the other authors for finally getting this paper out!
July 13, 2015 (talk): I gave a 25 minute featured talk at SMBE.
June 18, 2015 (new paper in Nature): I made a small contribution to this really cool paper in Nature by Morten Rasmussen et al about the ancestry of the Kennewick Man: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v523/n7561/full/nature14625.html
June 12, 2015 (talk): I was invited to give a talk at Genetic Epidemiology in homogeneous populations symposium 2015 in Nantes: http://www.gehops2015.univ-nantes.fr/
April 24, 2015 (award): I was awarded a Young Investigator Award from the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes: http://www.oslodiabetes.no/2015/04/27/successful-meeting-of-the-scandinavian-society-for-the-study-of-diabetes-in-oslo-april-24-26/
February 1, 2015 (new job): I am now officially an assistant professor at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen! : )
January 8, 2015 (new paper in AJHG): I am first author on this new paper about the demographic history of the Greenlandic population that was just published in AJHG: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002929714004789