1 September 2022

Lærke Smidt Gasbjerg receives the Young Researcher Award from the Bagger-Sørensen Foundation


Postdoc Lærke Smidt Gasbjerg has received the Young Researcher Award from the Bagger-Sørensen Foundation for her research in whether gut hormones can be used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Lærke Gasbjerg

Lærke Smidt Gasbjerg is one of this year's recipients of the Bagger-Sørensen Foundation's Young Researcher Award of DKK 100,000. The award was presented on 30 August 2022.

The foundation has written the following about the recipient: "Lærke Smidt Gasbjerg studies how the body's normal gut hormones - in synthetic form - can be used to treat blood glucose and obesity in people with type 2 diabetes. She has particularly contributed to showing the effect of a new synthetic intestinal hormone, which is currently undergoing clinical testing on people with type 2 diabetes."

The award is handed out each year to a researcher under the age of 40 who works in Denmark with diseases that are in the Foundation’s area of interest.

See press release from the foundation (in Danish)