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Two grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants two researchers from Science and Technology each DKK 10 million for research projects within biotechnology and biomedicine.

2019.05.10 | Christina Troelsen

Poul Nissen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Poto: Lisbeth Heilesen/AU.

Thomas Poulsen, Department of Chemistry. Photo: PURE/AU

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has just awarded a multi-million amount under their new research leader programme. Two researchers from Science and Technology are among the recipients:

Poul Nissen, professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Poul Nissen  receives DKK 10 million as Distinguished Investigator under the scientificfocus area "Bioscience and basic biomedical research" His research project Structure and mechanism of Key Pathways in Metabolic Control  will study the insulin receptor with the aim of developing better treatment of e.g. type 2 diabetes, where the natural regulation through the insulin receptor is not working properly. Read more

Thomas Poulsen, associate professor at the Department of Chemistry

Thomas Poulsen receives approximately DKK 10 million as Ascending Investigator under the scientific focus area "Biotechnology-based synthesis and production research". His research project Unorthodox protein reactive electrophiles for biotechnology focuses broadly on the development and application of new types of chemically reactive groups that are compatible with use in biological systems and which can enable construction of novel types of bioconjugates. Read more

Novo Nordisk Foundation awards a total of 413 million DKK to 44 research leaders at different career stages in Denmark and the rest of the Nordic region. Read the press release from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

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