Young Researchers Receive Attractive Grants from the Danish Diabetes Academy – University of Copenhagen

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06 December 2018

Young Researchers Receive Attractive Grants from the Danish Diabetes Academy

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Eleven young, talented researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen have received PhD and postdoc scholarships of DKK 1.1-1.2 million from the Danish Diabetes Academy.


The Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) have distributed scholarships to young research talents, eleven of whom come from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The grants are of DKK 1.1 and 1.2 million, respectively, and will be used to complete PhD and postdoc projects.

‘I am happy to hear that so many talented, young researchers from SUND have received a scholarship from the Danish Diabetes Academy. It shows how strong our research environments and talent pool are,’ says Dean Ulla Wewer from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

The young researchers will make their mark on the research landscape, both at national and international level. So says Professor Allan Flyvbjerg, Chairman of the Board at the DDA, CEO of the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen and Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

‘Our international adjudicators say that they have never seen as extremely competent a field and as strong a competition,’ he says in a press release from the DDA.

At the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences eight researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) and one from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, who is also affiliated with the Department of Biology at Science, have received a scholarship. Two researchers are to be enrolled as PhD-students at the faculty.

Three researchers receive a two-year postdoc scholarship, and eight receive a PhD scholarship. The research areas of their projects range from genetic regulation of weight gain through the brown fat in the body to metabolism and beta cells.

This time the DDA have distributed a total of DKK 30 million to 22 researchers who will be using the money to conduct PhD and postdoc projects. In addition, four visiting professors have received funding. Below is a list of the SUND researchers who have received funding from the DDA:

Two-year postdoc scholarship of DKK 1.2 million
German D. Carrasquilla, CBMR.
Kaja Plucinska, CBMR.
Seyed Mojtaba Ghiasi, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Department of Biology.

DDA co-funded PhD scholarship of DKK 1.1 million
Anna Korsgaard Berg, Department of Paediatrics, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, to be enrolled as PhD-student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Anne Lundager Madsen, CBMR.
Anna S. Hassing, CBMR.
Hermina Jakupovic, CBMR.
Jens Lund, CBMR.
Mark Preben Lyngbæk, Centre for Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet, , to be enrolled as PhD-student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Mads Thue Fejerskov Damgaard, CBMR.
Mette Ludwig, CBMR.