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Medical student awarded royal travel grant

Sophie Brinck-Jensen, Master’s degree student of medicine, receives the HM Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant at Aarhus University's annual celebration. She will use the travel grant to participate in an international conference or congress in connection with her PhD.

Sophie Brinck-Jensen has been described as goal-orientated and competitive – both inside and outside the laboratory.
In addition to her research project and degree programme, the 28 year-old medical student has also been a member of the PhD association’s board, arranged the PhD Day 2016, and published three articles in internationally recognised journals. As well as winning a silver medal in triathlon in the Danish national championships. In the Ironman event.

She will now also receive the Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant, which will be awarded at Aarhus University’s annual celebration.

"I will use the money on an international conference or congress connected to my PhD. It will be a huge opportunity for me if I can present my work internationally at a recognised conference or congress," she says. 

Demonstrates great academic and social energy

Sophie Brinck-Jensen’s primary research interests are genetics and infectious diseases, and she has completed a research year at Aarhus University Hospital’s Department of Infectious Diseases.

"I am passionate about the combination of research and clinical work. My research was previously concentrated on patients with chronic hepatitis B viral infections, but I have now changed its focus to patients with serious paralysis following polio virus and infection," she says.

In the grounds for the award, Sophie Brinck-Jensen’s great academic and social energy is highlighted. For example her mentoring of a number of Bachelor’s degree students and the fact that she demonstrates extensive academic knowledge, the ability to work independently and the desire to support and guide students.

"The grant is, if anything, the biggest pat on the back I have received. Not just from my supervisor who recommended me, but also from the university. In reality, the recognition I receive for my work is very much what drives me. It helps to reinforce my belief that the work I put into my studies and my leisure activities really means something for others, and not just for myself," says Sophie Brinck-Jensen.

Further information

Sophie Brinck-Jensen
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and
Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases
Direct: (+45) 7845 2846