Morten Bækgaard Thomsen and Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen receive impressive grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation – University of Copenhagen

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15 January 2019

Morten Bækgaard Thomsen and Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen receive impressive grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

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Associate Professor Morten Bækgaard Thomsen and Associate Professor Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen from Department of Biomedical Sciences have received DKK 8 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for a new infrastructure at the Department.

​​Associate Professor Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen and Associate Professor Morten Bækgaard Thomsen have received an infrastructure grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of DKK 8 million. The infrastructure will be a part of BMI's animal facilities at 16.5, and will offer easy and inexpensive access to characterization of cardiac and circulatory physiology in mice and rats. 

The idea behind the project is to raise the genetic revolution to a physiological level and describe the phenotype in for example genetically modified animals. The infrastructure will improve the framework for health scientific research on a national scale.

Blood pressure, ECG, body temperature and physical activity can be recorded from conscious mice and rats in both short and longer periods in the facility.

The grant was awarded as a joint grant for the two research group leaders, who have applied for the grant in a collaboration between BMI's research groups. The facility based on this grant will therefore be accessible for all research groups at the Department, and thereby it will increase the possibility for interdisciplinary collaborations.