07 February 2014

Top researcher becomes part of the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Professor Michael Davies who is a pioneer in basic research in proteins with a particular focus on heart diseases has received a Novo Nordisk Foundation Laureate Research Grant of DKK 40 million and will become of the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Together with two other internationally renowned researchers, Professor Michel Davies has received a total of DKK 120 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The grants have made it possible to recruit the three researchers for positions at the University of Copenhagen.

The three professors Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester, Professor Steven A. Goldman, University of Rochester and Professor Michael Davies, University of Sydney are all internationally recognised researchers who will contribute to providing the University with a strong global position within health research.

Michael Davies, who will join the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is a ground breaking researcher in proteins. His research interests lie in the mechanisms of protein modification by reactive species (radicals, two-electron oxidants, glycation reactions), the biological consequences of such reactions, and the development of methods to quantify protein damage in disease.

He also has interests in EPR spectroscopy for the detection of transient radicals, the kinetics of oxidant reactions, extracellular matrix damage and the development of antioxidants.