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 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