4 March 2020

Katrine Douglas Galsgaard receives EliteForsk Travel Grant


PhD student Katrine Douglas Galsgaard from the Department of Biomedical Sciences has received an EliteForsk Travel Grant from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The coveted grant support her research stay at Yale University.

Recipients of travel grants
(Foto: Søren Kjeldgaard)

Each year, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science awards travel grants to young researchers at the national universities through the prestigious EliteForsk support programme. Katrine Douglas Galsgaard is one of two young researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences how have received a travel scholarship.

The grants are for DKK 200,000 and support stays at foreign research institutions. They were presented by Minister of Higher Education and Science Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary on 28 February 2020.

Volatile Hormones

The other recipient is Katrine Douglas Galsgaard, who is pursuing her PhD at the Department of Biomedical Sciences. She is researching how the hormone glucagon can affect liver metabolism, especially with a view to being able to help people with liver diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver.

Her EliteForsk grant goes to a research stay at Yale University. This will give her unique access to special technology that she can use to investigate glucagon at the molecular level.

‘Hormones such as glucagon are hard to study in the body. They are only present on a volatile basis and typically interact with many other hormones at the same time. Therefore, it is a unique opportunity for me to be able to go to Yale University and use their state-of-the-art facilities and expertise in my research’, says Katrine Douglas Galsgaard.

Read the new article from SUND: Two Coveted Travel Grants for Research Talents

Read more about the travel grants and see all recipients on the EliteForsk website.