30 Health Researchers Receive Funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark
In total, researchers from 13 departments and centres at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen receive close to DKK 110 million in funding. The money will be spent on research projects on anything from antibiotics to psoriasis.
215 research projects all over the country receive risk funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark in connection with the largest annual award.
This year the fund awards a total of just over three quarters of a billion Danish kroner in research funding of which a third goes to 67 researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Of these, 30 researchers at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences receive almost DKK 110 million in total.
The 30 SUND researchers come from 13 of the faculty’s centres and departments. Each project receives between DKK 2.2 and 6.2 million.
The Independent Research Fund Denmark is a public fund awarding approx. DKK 1.2 billion a year for dawning research conducted in Denmark. The research projects must help launch ground-breaking research at universities, hospitals and in associations and institutes all over the country doing research within all scientific areas.
The boxes below offer an overview of the grants:
Professor Thomas Rolf Mandrup-Poulsen
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into mitochondrial defects in diabetes patients in the project ’Mechanisms underlying stress-induced defective mitophagy in beta-cell failure and apoptosis’.
Assistant Professor Thomas Andrew Jepps
Receives DKK 2.31 million for research into hypertension in the project ’How do microtubules regulate vascular tone?’.
Professor Mette Marie Rosenkilde
Receives DKK 3.70 million for research into metabolic disorders in the project ’The role of GPR183 in metabolism and low grade inflammation’.
Associate Professor Pontus Emanuel Gourdon
Receives DKK 6.10 million for research into cell membranes’ ion channels in the project ’Human ion-channels: Cryo-EM triggered membrane protein structural biology’.
Professor Cord Brakebusch
Receives DKK 2.77 million for research into psoriasis in the project ’Regulation of N-WASP in N-WASP dependent epigenetic control of skin inflammation’.
Associate Professor Kim Theilgaard-Mönch
Receives DKK 2.86 million for research into drugs for leukaemia in the project ’Novel Antibody-Drug Conjugate Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia’.
Associate Professor Morten Frödin
Receives DKK 2.87 million for research into liver fibrosis in the project ’RSK and MSK protein kineses: drivers and drug targets in liver fibrosis’.
Professor Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas
Receives DKK 6.19 million for research into the interaction between the brain cells, gut and pancreas in the project ’Brain-gut-pancreas immune axis regulating function of FoxA1+Tregulatory cells to prevent multi-organ inflammation’.
Associate Professor Claus Storgaard Sørensen
Receives DKK 6.19 million for research into radiation therapy resistance in the project ’Exploiting the Caspase-activated DNase to advance radiation therapy’.
Associate Professor Zachary Philip Gerhart-Hines
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into brown fat in the project ’Unlocking the Therapeutic Power of Brown and Beige Fat through G Protein-Coupled Receptor 3’.
Professor Niels Lind Mailand
Receives DKK 2.87 million for research into the protein ubiquitin in the project ’Defining the cellular role of K27 linkage-specific protein ubiquitylation’.
Professor Simon Holst Bekker-Jensen
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into inflammation in the project ’Map kinase regulation of the Golgi apparatus in Inflammation’.
Associate Professor Christian Janfelt
Receives DKK 2.79 million for research into mass spectrometry in connection with laser treatment of skin cancer in the project ‘Development of new technologies for chemotherapeutic and mass spectrometry guided laser treatment of skin cancer’.
Professor Camilla Foged
Receives DKK 6.19 million for research into vaccines in the project ‘Microfluidics-assisted design of next-generation mRNA vaccines – a novel tool for fighting cancers and challenging infectious diseases’.
Professor Martin Malmsten
Receives DKK 2.59 million for research into nanoparticles as a potential antibiotic in the project ’Designed mesoporpous nanoparticles for lipid membrane disruption and antimicrobial effects’.
Professor Jan Gorodkin
Receives DKK 6.19 million for research into CRISPR in the project ‘CRISPRcomp: Computational modeling and assessment of CRISPR off-targets’.
Professor MSO Lone Brøndsted
Receives DKK 6.06 million for research into resistant bacteria in the project ’Tailocins: Novel custom-made antimicrobials targeting Gram-negative bacteria’.
Professor Elsebeth Lynge
Receives DKK 2.26 million for research into the effect of screening for breast cancer in the project ’Screening: A still needed tool in the combat of breast cancer?’.
Clinical Research Associate Professor Jens-Christian Holm
Receives DKK 4.43 million for research into overweight in children in the project ’Holbæk Obesity Treatment (HOT): HOT method versus standard care treatment in children with obesity in primary care clinics in Denmark. A randomized multi trial’.
Associate Professor Maja Arendt
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into brain tumours in dogs in the project ’Utility of liquid biopsies for classification of brain neoplasia in canines’.
Professor with Special Responsibilities Bente Flensborg Frølund
Receives DKK 2.87 million for research into diagnosing of neurological diseases in the project ’PET imaging of a brain-relevant kinase as biomarker of disease states’.
Associate Professor Stephan Alexander Pless
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into drugs for arrhythmia in the project ’Paving the way towards personalized treatment of cardiac arrhythmias’.
Associate Professor Jean-Francois Marie Perrier
Receives DKK 2.70 million for research into sclerosis treatment in the project ’Anti-tremor effect of endocannabinoids released in the spinal cord’.
Associate Professor Jens C. Rekling
Receives DKK 2.82 million for research into breathing rhythm and sleep apnoea in the project ’What is the network structure of the core neural circuit controlling breathing?’.
Associate Professor Birgitte Rahbek Kornum
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into a possible connection between infections during childhood and narcolepsy in the project ’The effect of viral infections during childhood on hypothalamic neurons’.
Professor Ulrik Gether
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into drug abuse and drug addiction in the project ’The synaptic scaffold protein PICK1: A key regulator of synaptic plasticity and a potential target in drug addiction’.
Professor Ole Kiehn
Receives DKK 6.61 million for research into treatment of spinal cord injuries in the project ’Treatment strategies to restore walking after spinal cord injury: activating ‘start’ or inhibiting ‘stop’ brainstem command neurons’.
Associate Professor Thomas Lavstsen
Receives DKK 2.81 million for research into malaria in the project ’The Myristic Escape of P. falciparum’.
Professor Jens Bukh
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into antiviral drugs in the project ’Study of the barrier to resistance and molecular mechanisms of viral escape from novel broad-spectrum antivirals’.
Professor Tim Tolker-Nielsen
Receives DKK 2.88 million for research into resistant bacteria in the project ’Tn-seq analysis of biofilm-associated antibiotic resistance’.