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10 October 2017

New grants, October 2017

Grants

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

Professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen has received DKK 1 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) for the project “Identification of immunometabolic effects related to the G protein-coupled receptor GPR183 and its expression in immune cells and adipocytes”. Thomas receives the grant based on NNF’s call on “Endocrinology and Metabolism – in the Nordic Region”. For a longer period of time, the management team (ILT) has been focusing on external funding and therefore they encouraged researchers to apply for NNF’s call. Overall, BMI submitted six great applications resulting in one grant and a success rate of 17%. The project, for which Thomas has received the money, will be carried out in 2018 and Assistant professor Kristine Niss Arfelt will be associated with the project. The grant includes 5% overhead/administrations fee.

Professor Thomas Jespersen and his research group have received DKK 613,000 from the Danish Heart Foundation for the project “MicroRNA therapy for treatment”. The grant mainly includes funds for postdoc salaries and operating expenses. The grant does not include overhead/administrations fee.