23 October 2020

Two researchers from the Department of Biomedical Sciences have been awarded Ascending Investigators Grants

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This year, the Ascending Investigators Grants from the Lundbeck Foundation have been awarded to 18 researchers. Two of the recipients are Professor Birgitte Holm and Associate Professor Abigail Mackey-Sennels from the Department of Biomedical Sciences

The total grant allocation from the Lundbeck Founcation for the Ascending Investigators category is approx. DKK 90 millioner. Ten of the researchers who have been awarded a grant are from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND), and two of these are from the Department of Biomedical Sciences; Professor Birgitte Holm and Associate Professor Abigail Mackey-Sennels. The 18 researchers each receives about DKK 5 million for research in neuroscience and the human nervous system.


Professor Birgitte Holst receives a research grant worth DKK 4,917,497. Her project seeks to develop a new drug for treatment of anorexia in adolescent psychiatry practices.



Associate Professor Abigail Mackey-Sennels receives a research grant worth DKK 4,988,458. Her project focuses on the degree to which consistent physical exercise throughout life helps maintain muscle mass and function in old age.



Ascending Investigators grants are awarded to established and talented researchers at Danish universities and hospitals. The aim of the grants is to give recipients the opportunity to further advance their research careers and enable them to make meaningful scientific contributions to neuroscience and to the treatment of diseases related to the nervous system.

‘We were delighted to receive so many exciting projects, and we’re very pleased that the Lundbeck Foundation Ascending Investigators grants will enable these talented researchers to develop their projects for the benefit of Danish neuroscience research,’ says Jan Egebjerg, Director of Research at the Lundbeck Foundation.

See recipients of the Ascending Investigators Grants from SUND

See all 18 recipients of the Ascending Investigators Grants at the Lundbeck Foundation website