Meet Paul Franks…
… Professor of Diabetes Research and sportsman, who raised money for diabetes research by competing in the Copenhagen Ironman* triathlon race a while ago.
Meet Paul Franks…
Linde Lindkvist is on the way to becoming Sweden’s first Doctor of Philosophy in Human Rights Studies. He is the first to reach this goal within the subject, which combines law, history and philosophy.
“This is an intense time, I am trying to isolate myself in order to finish.”
Death in the form of a skeleton with a scythe is a familiar figure of dread, but death and dying do not have to be frightening.
“Death does not have to be marked by fear; it can just as often be characterised by calm and quiet. There can be a lot of joy even during the last days of a person’s life!”
Skissernas Museum (the Museum of the Artistic Process and Public Art) is sending three monumental paintings by Sonia Delaunay, each measuring 3 x 7 metres, to Paris for an exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
He is our least known celebrity – a man of power who took the initiative for Lund University and was literally ‘prepared for both’. The 17th century bishop Peder Winstrup is an exciting historical person – and corpse – that will now be studied in a major interdisciplinary project.
In a tumour, cancer cells grow and multiply in an uncontrolled manner. However, the cancer cells also need help from other, normal cells for the tumour to develop. This network of ‘helper cells’ is the focus of Kristian Pietras’ research.
What jobs will we do in the future? And who will work? Research shows that half of today’s jobs will not be necessary in 20 years’ time. Questions about unemployment and the future job market have been discussed at several different university events in recent months, most recently at Debatt i Lund.
“Are my gut bacteria the reason why I’m fat?” was the title of a talk held by Frida Fåk, and it is also one of her research topics: the link between the bacterial flora in the intestines and a person’s weight and health. In her spare time, she likes to draw and paint, and would like to see that hobby become her job.
Meet Carina Jensen, coordinator of LU350, Lund University’s 350th anniversary, which will be celebrated from December 2016 to January 2018.
For the first time, a Swedish municipality has placed large amounts of sand on its beaches as a way of combating coastal erosion. This would probably never have happened if it wasn’t for Hans Hanson, Professor of Water Resources Engineering at LTH, who has been “nagging the municipal leaders and the Government for the past 25 years”.