SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2019-20
Matthew is British and will be studying for a MMus in Composition at either the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen or the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus commencing in August 2019 until July 2021. He achieved a First Class Honours degree in Music Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is a composer working across media but predominantly in the field of contemporary classical music. He views Denmark as arguably the most exciting European exponent of inter-disciplinary music and studying for a Masters there will allow him to develop his practical compositional skills and craft to the highest professional standards, whilst also undertaking rigorous training in other musical areas such as history, analysis, theory and musicianship.
Julie is Danish and is studying for an MA in Screenwriting in England at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, Bucks from January 2019 to January 2021. Julie did not take a first degree but did a film diploma course at the Copenhagen Film & Photo School in 2015. She has been working as a childcare assistant to save money for her education, while also babysitting 10-20 hours a week and looking after her mother. She has a dream of being able to move people with her writing: ‘to be able to bring stories to life that can heal, create positive change and hopefully make at least one person feel less alone in the world.’
Kristoffer is Danish and is studying for a PhD in Immunology at Cambridge University from January 2017 to January 2021. He has a MSc and BSc in Molecular Biomedicine from Copenhagen University. Through his research he aims to uncover and characterise novel mechanisms of action of T cells, the primary cells of the immune system. His work has already provided data that allows a new way of studying T cells with several potential new targets for cancer therapy and treatment of autoimmune diseases.
Katrina is Danish but was born in England to an English father and Danish mother, so has dual nationality. She is studying for a PhD in Fisheries Ecology at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, where she previously did an MSC in Engineering Aquatic Science and Technology. She attained a First Class Honours BSc degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Plymouth University. She has a passion for the marine environment and believes that unsustainable fishing poses a threat to its health. Her research aims to measure the effect of three bottom-contacting fishing gears that are commonly used by British and Danish fishing fleets in order to understand how fisheries interact with ecosytems to inform and improve fisheries management.
Mina is Danish and will be studying for a Masters in Performance, Violin, at the Royal College of Music, London between September 2019 and July 2021. She is currently studying for a Masters degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen. She has been a member of the Danish Youth Ensemble since 2013 and, among other performances, has played with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and been on tour this year with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra. She feels lucky to have found two great violin professors in what she considers Europe’s best music school to help her become the musician she strives to be, with the aim of becoming a professional orchestra musician.
Theodor is Danish and is studying for a PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Cambridge University between October 2018 to October 2021. He gained a Master of Research (MRes) from Cambridge last year and a BSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen and University of California, Berkeley. During his first year at university in Copenhagen he joined a research project at the Centre for Quantum Devices which led to his being awarded a Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Harvard University in 2015. The work carried out there led to him winning Danish Ideas 2016 and DKK 250,000 for a technology-innovation programme with NASA and Google in California. He then moved to Berkeley to complete the final year of his first degree. He is enthralled by scientific research in applied physics and nanotechnology and intrigued how inventions in these fields have come to shape contemporary life. Whether in academia or industry, he wants to work for the realisation of silicon-based quantum computing.
Lasse is Danish and will be studying for an MPhil in Basic and Transitional Neuroscience at Cambridge University between October 2019 and October 2020. He will graduate from Aarhus University this summer with a BSc in Molecular Medicine. He won First Prize in the Young Scientists Denmark science fair in 2015, as well as 2nd Place in MOSTRATEC 2015 in Brazil and 3rd Place at CASTIC 2015 in Hong Kong. He finds the human brain extremely intriguing, especially how memories are stored and recalled and how neurological diseases can change behaviour, particularly Alzheimer’s and other dementias. He hopes to continue his studies in neuroscience in the future in order to lead interdisciplinary research to help patients with neurological diseases.
Ashleigh is British and is studying for an MSc in Biology at the University of Copenhagen from September 2018 to June 2020. She has a BSc with First Class Honours in Genetics with Industrial Experience from the University of Manchester. As part of her first degree she gained an Erasmus traineeship at Copenhagen University working as a research assistant. She enjoyed the experience so much that she extended her traineeship by 2 months before returning to the UK to complete her studies. She was so impressed with the international community and high quality of research in Copenhagen that she applied for the MSc there. She has focused on plant science and hopes that her studies will allow a better understanding of how plants can be modified to fare better under climate change.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2018-19
Tammes Bernstein is a Danish filmmaker who has won a highly-contested place to study Directing Fiction, one of the MA programmes at the UK’s National Film and Television School. Tammes has previously studied the craft of filmmaking at the Copenhagen Film and Photo School. His graduation film, Jazz, has been featured at several international film festivals, including Be Epic! London International Film Festival 2017, where it won three awards. Tammes has also made a second short film, Rock Stars, as well as music videos for Danish bands. Previously, he has worked as an Art Director in Paris, and has had a role in programming the Copenhagen Short Film Festival.
Liane Dupont is a Danish scientist undertaking a PhD in Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Cambridge, supported by the Wellcome Trust. She already holds a BSc in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen, during which she spent a year as an exchange student at University College London, and a Master of Research from the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research. Liane’s research focuses on one of the major global health threats: HIV. By investigating the mechanisms of a particular protein, Vpr, she hopes to understand the early stages of HIV infection and contribute to the development of novel therapeutics. As a scientist, Liane is described by her referees as “outstanding” and “a star”. Ultimately, Liane aims to return to Denmark to pursue an academic career in the field of infection research.