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05 July 2017

New grants, June 2017

Grants

See which researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences who have received grants the last couple of months.

PhD student Simon Veedfald has in collaboration with Jens Juul Holst’s group received DKK 400,000 from Desirée and Niels Yde’s Foundation and DKK 199,940 from Hørslev Fonden for the project “The effect of neurotensin on appetite, food intake, blood glucose regulation, hormone secretion, and the degradation of neurotensin in vivo”. The grant is primarily given for operating costs including costs for analyses over a two-year period. Since the foundation does not provide funds for overhead/administrations fee, there have been applied for funds for TAP-FU assistance.

Simon Veedfald has also received DKK 56,000 from Tømmerhandler Johannes Foghs Fond and DKK 100,000 from Augustinus Fonden for a project about the hormone ghrelin.

Associate Professor Morten Schak Nielsen has received DKK 180,000 from the Danish Heart Foundation for the project “Cardiac activation by electrical field coupling and its involvement in human pathophysiology”. The foundation does not provide funds for overhead/administrations fee. Instead, Morten applied for and received funds for purchasing of services in CFIM.

Assistant Professor Michal Tomas Marzes has received DKK 75,000 from Poul og Erna Sehested Hansens fond for the project ”How proinsulin peptides become immunogenic”. The grant has been given for operating costs and does not include overhead/administrations fee.

Former PhD student Dmitry Postnoc has received DKK 3.8 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for the project “Optical biopsy: A new tool for early diagnostics of cardiovascular related diseases”. The grant covers a 4-year postdoc fellowship. Dmitry will be employed as a postdoc in Olga Sosnovtsevas’s group on 1 September. The grant includes overhead/administrations fee of 5 %.

Associate Professor Morten Bækgaard Thomsen has received DKK 200,000 from the Danish Heart Foundation for the project “Probing the chloride current in the heart – physiological and pathological roles”. The foundation does not provide funds for overhead/administrations fee.

 

Associate Professor Signe Torekov Sørensen has received DKK 562,000 from the Danish Heart Foundation for the project ”Voltage-gated potassium channels: The link between cardiac and metabolic disease”. The foundation does not provide funds for overhead/administrations fee.