Emerging grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to current and future researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences
One current and two future researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) have succeeded in attracting emerging grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF): Tor Biering-Sørensen, Benjamin AH Jensen and Trisha Grevengoed.
NFF has recently announced the recipients of the 2021 research leader grants within the area of Clinical research, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine (Hallas-Møller). We are happy to announce that current and future BMI researches have succeeded in attracting emerging grants in each of these three research areas.
Tor Biering-Sørensen has received a Clinical Emerging Investigator Grant for the project “The Cardiovascular Multimodality Imaging Trials”. Tor is Resident Physician and Research Director of the Cardiovascular Non-Invasive Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL), Department of Cardiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital and in addition and he is associate professor at BMI.
Benjamin AH Jensen, Postdoc at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, has received an Excellence Emerging Investigator Grant – Endocrinology and Metabolism for the project “Host-Microbe Mutualism in Diet-induced Liver Disease: When Friends Become Foes”. With this grant, Benjamin will establish his own research group as assistant professor at BMI. Benjamin will start at BMI on 1 July 2021 where he will join the research theme Molecular Pharmacology.
Trisha Grevengoed, Assistant Professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, has received a Hallas-Møller Emerging Investigator grant for the project “Fat forward in the fight against heart disease: novel omega-3 lipid metabolites to lower triglycerides and cardiovascular disease risk”. With this grant, Trisha will establish her own research group as assistant professor at BMI. Trisha will start at BMI on 1 January 2022 as part of the research theme Endocrinology and Metabolism.
“It is very positive that we can welcome two new young research leaders at BMI within the next year, who will both arrive to BMI with exciting and relevant projects,” says Head of Department Cathrine Ørskov.
The Novo Nordic Foundation research leader program aims to support the best and the most talented research leaders at all steps of their careers and thus includes ‘Emerging’, ‘Ascending’, and ‘Distinguished’ grants. The grants are approximately DKK 10 million for projects with a duration of five years.
Full list of grant recipients can be seen at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Grant recipient listings