30 April 2019

Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen Receives the Boserup Prize

Boserup Prize

This year the medical science award, the Boserup Prize, goes to Postdoc Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen for his innovative contribution to research in metabolism and proteomics. He receives the prize at a ceremony held on 4 May 2019 in Domus Medica.


Each year the Boserup Prize is awarded for an outstanding effort within the medical sciences. This year the prize goes to Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen, Postdoc at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research and the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Resident at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Rigshospitalet.

‘I am extremely honoured to receive the Boserup Prize 2019. It is a great acknowledgement of my research into the body’s hormone systems and especially of my use of modern biotechnology’, says Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen.

He researches metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease, and in this connection he, among other things, studies hormones’ role in the development of these disorders using a method called proteomics, which can be described as the mapping of thousands of proteins in the tissue and blood.

In addition, Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen has great experience supervising master’s and PhD students and he has contributed to the development and application of new massive open online courses (MOOCs) with students from all other the world.

The Boserup Prize is an unsolicited prize of honour of DKK 100,000, which is presented by the board of Overlæge Johan Boserup og Lise Boserups Legat. It is awarded in recognition of an impressive academic effort by a highly promising researcher. Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen will receive the prize at a ceremony on 4 May.