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Grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences - June 2013

The result of The Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences’ main Call of 2013, is hereby announced. Collectively, between the instruments DFF-Research Projects 1 and 2, 64 grants have been awarded.

The Council received 284 applications for DFF-Research Project 1 and 45 applications for DFF-Research Project 2. The total amount applied for was approximately 750 mio. DKK.

Please find below the list of applications for DFF-Research Projects 1 and 2 that the Council, on its meeting the 3rd - 4th of June 2013, decided to support with either a full or limited grant. For FSS_Pregraduate scholarships follow the link below.

Please be advised that the Council cannot be held responsible for printing errors and reserves the right to adjust the granted amounts listed. Changes to the granted amount may, for instance, be adjusted if overlapping grants are awarded from other funding sources, or if the overhead rate has been inaccurately applied. Specific requirements may also be attached to individual grants.

Grant letters and rejection letters will be sent out during the summer 2013. All correspondence will be sent to the e-mail address included on the electronic application form. On the basis of the conditions and evaluation criteria set out in the Call, the letters of rejection will contain a brief explanation pointing out the main academic reasons, why the grant has not been awarded.


Research projects 1


Grant Recipient: Ali Salanti
Project Title: Targeting proteoglycans on cancer cells using pathogen derived proteins
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology og Microbiology
Awarded Amount: 2,584,800 DKK


Grant Recipient: Allan Randrup Thomsen
Project Title: Generation of an adenovirus-based vaccine against infection with cytomegalovirus
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology
Awarded Amount: 2,505,600 DKK


Grant Recipient: Anders Juul
Project Title: Genetic and environmental factors associated with pubertal timing: A 8-year longitudinal clinical study of 200 healthy danish children (FINAL VERSION)
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Department of Growth and Reproduction
Awarded Amount: 1,800,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Anders Skov Kristensen
Project Title: Studies of protein dynamics to probe the molecular basis for neurotransmission
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
Awarded Amount: 2,196,432 DKK


Grant Recipient: Bente Jespersen
Project Title: CONTEXT - remote ischemic conditioning in renal transplantation, effect on immediate and extended kidney graft function
Place of Employment: Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Renal Medicine
Awarded Amount: 1,854,475 DKK


Grant Recipient: Børge Grønne Nordestgaard
Project Title: Increased levels of endogenous antioxidants and risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and early death
Place of Employment: Herlev University Hospital, Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Awarded Amount: 3,473,687 DKK


Grant Recipient: Carsten Geisler
Project Title: Regulation and function of TXNIP in T lymphocytes
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology og Microbiology
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Carsten Struve
Project Title: Plasmid encoded heat resistance – a novel survival mechanism for nosocomial and food-borne pathogens
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control
Awarded Amount: 2,337,581 DKK


Grant Recipient: Claus Aagaard
Project Title: Characterization of early responding T cells capable of controlling a chronic infection
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut, Department of Infectious Disease Immunology
Awarded Amount: 2,564,971 DKK


Grant Recipient: David Gloriam
Project Title: Discovery of Orphan and Chemokine Receptor Ligands -Keys to Novel Physiological Functions and Therapies
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
Awarded Amount: 1,987,583 DKK


Grant Recipient: Eivind Per thor Straten
Project Title: Adoptive cell transfer (ACT)
Place of Employment: Herlev University Hospital, Center for Cancer ImmunTerapi (CCIT)
Awarded Amount: 1,855,800 DKK


Grant Recipient: Gitte Moos Knudsen
Project Title: The serotonergic transmitter systems involvement in impulsive-aggressive behaviour
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Neurobiology Research Unit
Awarded Amount: 1,771,536 DKK


Grant Recipient: Gregers Wegener
Project Title: A translational study of Toxoplasma gondii in depression: pathological mechanisms and putative intervention strategies
Place of Employment: Aarhus University, Centre for Psychiatric Research
Awarded Amount: 2,583,560 DKK


Grant Recipient: Hartwig Roman Siebner
Project Title: Alterations in the Brain´s Connectome in severe Traumatic Brain Injury (Acronym: ABC-in-TBI)
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance
Awarded Amount: 1,832,126 DKK


Grant Recipient: Heather Allison Boyd
Project Title: Genetics of severe, early-onset pre-eclampsia
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut, Department of Epidemiology Research
Awarded Amount: 2,493,792 DKK


Grant Recipient: Helle Annette Prætorius
Project Title: Pores to self-destruction – prevention of cell damage
Place of Employment: Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine
Awarded Amount: 2,099,520 DKK


Grant Recipient: Henning Beck-Nielsen
Project Title: Identification of gene variants involved in the pathogenesis of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)
Place of Employment: Odense University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology
Awarded Amount: 1,794,971 DKK


Grant Recipient: Holger Brüggemann
Project Title: Genomic and molecular analysis of the human skin microbiota in health and disease: The role of Propionibacterium acnes and its interacting properties with other members of the skin
Place of Employment: Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine
Awarded Amount: 2,449,238 DKK


Grant Recipient: Ian David Hickson
Project Title: Understanding the Mechanistic Basis for Chromosome Fragile Site Breakage and its Implications for Human Disease
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jakob Alfred Møller-Jensen
Project Title: Intracellular UPEC growth and development during recurrent urinary tract infection
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Awarded Amount: 2,577,600 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jennifer Lyn Baker
Project Title: Childhood body size, growth and the risk of adult breast, colorectal, endometrial and prostate cancer and potential mediation through adult metabolic factors and body size
Place of Employment: Frederiksberg Hospital, Institute of Preventive Medicine
Awarded Amount: 1,796,753 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jens Overgaard
Project Title: Biological optimization of radiotherapy of head and neck cancer
Place of Employment: Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology
Awarded Amount: 2,505,600 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jes Dietrich
Project Title: The role of Th1, Th2, and Th17 T cells in inducing and maintaining an intestinal IgA response
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut, Department of Infectious Disease Immunology
Awarded Amount: 2,548,885 DKK


Grant Recipient: Joachim Størling
Project Title: The functional and biological roles of the type 1 diabetes-associated genes TNFAIP3 and SCAP2 in pancreatic beta-cells
Place of Employment: Glostrup Hospital, Glostrup Research Institute
Awarded Amount: 1,565,058 DKK


Grant Recipient: Judith Margarete Gottwein
Project Title: Identification of determinants of resistance of HCV genotype 1-6 to directly acting antivirals with implications for definition of individualized treatment regimens
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Department of Infectious Diseases
Awarded Amount: 1,799,095 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jørgen Frank Wojtaszewski
Project Title: Regulating the homeostatic set point of muscle insulin sensitivity
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Awarded Amount: 2,364,480 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jørgen Skov Jensen
Project Title: Infection and adverse pregnancy outcome
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut, Department of Microbiology & Infection Control
Awarded Amount: 2,374,243 DKK


Grant Recipient: Kim Theilgaard-Mönch
Project Title: A bioinformatics screen for rational targeting of oncogenic pathways in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
Awarded Amount: 2,589,811 DKK


Grant Recipient: Lars Bo Nielsen
Project Title: Role of an apolipoprotein in fat- and energy metabolism
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Louise Torp Dalgaard
Project Title: MICRO-RNA IN MITOCHONDRIA AS MOLECULAR TARGETS IN METABOLISM
Place of Employment: Roskilde University, Department of Science, Systems and Models
Awarded Amount: 2,590,883 DKK


Grant Recipient: Martin R. Larsen
Project Title: Characterization of the signaling mechanisms underlying the release of insulin from beta cells from normal and db / db mice after brief glucose stimulation
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)
Awarded Amount: 2,470,176 DKK


Grant Recipient: Messoud Ashina
Project Title: Novel mechanisms of migraine: genetic and molecular involvement
Place of Employment: Glostrup Hospital, Danish Headache Center
Awarded Amount: 1,854,076 DKK


Grant Recipient: Niels Feentved Ødum
Project Title: Novel TH17 cytokines in skin inflammation and cancer
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Niels Jørgensen
Project Title: The impact of gonadotropin-related genetic polymorphisms on reproductive hormones and testis function
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Department of Growth and Reproduction
Awarded Amount: 1,855,800 DKK


Grant Recipient: Niklas Rye Jørgensen
Project Title: Osteocytes - an excitable bone network
Place of Employment: Glostrup Hospital, Department of Diagnostics
Awarded Amount: 1,850,645 DKK


Grant Recipient: Olaf Bjarne Paulson
Project Title: Database for severe epilepsy- epilepsy surgery and brain imaging
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Neurobiology Research Unit
Awarded Amount: 1,265,977 DKK


Grant Recipient: Oluf Borbye Pedersen
Project Title: The effect of diet on human gut microbiota composition and function: implications for host physiology and disease risk
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Awarded Amount: 2,445,120 DKK


Grant Recipient: Pernille B. Lærkegaard Hansen
Project Title: Role of aldosterone and perivascular histamin-positive cells in vascular function and disease
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark, Institute for Molecular Medicine
Awarded Amount: 1,744,961 DKK


Grant Recipient: Poul Jørgen Jennum
Project Title: Pathophysiology of REM sleep behaviour disorder in narcolepsy – do narcolepsy patients have increased risk of developing Parkinsonism?
Place of Employment: Glostrup Hospital, Danish Centre for Sleep Medicine
Awarded Amount: 1,835,178 DKK


Grant Recipient: Prapaporn Pisitkun
Project Title: Discovery of mechanisms and functions of intracellular nucleic acid sensors in the development of autoimmune lupus disease
Place of Employment: Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine
Awarded Amount: 1,260,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Preben Bo Mortensen
Project Title: Gen-miljø interaktion indenfor skizofreni og bipolar sindslidelse
Place of Employment: Aarhus University, National Centre for Register-based Research
Awarded Amount: 1,591,595 DKK


Grant Recipient: Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas
Project Title: Characterization of an epigenetic factor important for T cell fate decision and its importance in controlling autoimmune diseases
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
Awarded Amount: 2,098,080 DKK


Grant Recipient: Sine Reker Hadrup
Project Title: Mutated sequences as targets for immune-reactivity against cancer – and their potential use in personalized immunotherapy
Place of Employment: Herlev University Hospital, Center for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT)
Awarded Amount: 2,208,674 DKK


Grant Recipient: Sjúrdur Fródi Olsen
Project Title: Vitamin D at two points in pregnancy and risk of pre-eclampsia: A case control study within the Danish National Birth Cohort
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut
Awarded Amount: 1,362,843 DKK


Grant Recipient: Søren Buus
Project Title: Identification of autoimmune T cells in type 1 diabetes (T1D); a pilot project.
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology & Microbiology
Awarded Amount: 2,591,998 DKK


Grant Recipient: Søren Nielsen
Project Title: VLDL1 and VLDL2 triglyceride kinetics in type2 diabetic and healthy humans
Place of Employment: Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
Awarded Amount: 1,177,133 DKK


Grant Recipient: Søren Skov
Project Title: Endosomal regulation of NKG2D-ligands
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology
Awarded Amount: 2,401,119 DKK


Grant Recipient: Thomas Jespersen
Project Title: A new anti-arrhythmic principle; Diastolic potential playing a role in atrial fibrillation
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Thomas Lavstsen
Project Title: A new host-parasite interaction; implications for understanding malaria pathogenesis and genetic predisposition for development of venous thrombosis
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Centre for Medical Parasitology
Awarded Amount: 2,492,912 DKK


Grant Recipient: Thomas Rolf Mandrup-Poulsen
Project Title: Oxidative stress-repressing microRNAs: a mechanism of histone decetylase inhibition-mediated protection against inflammatory beta-cell damage?
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Awarded Amount: 2,517,209 DKK


Grant Recipient: Tine Brink Henriksen
Project Title: Bilirubin and free oxygen radical disease in the preterm newborn
Place of Employment: Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Institute for Clinical Medicine
Awarded Amount: 959,457 DKK


Grant Recipient: Tinna Ventrup Stevnsner
Project Title: ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASES - POTENTIAL ROLES FOR COCKAYNE SYNDROME GROUP B PROTEIN IN MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION
Place of Employment: Aarhus University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Awarded Amount: 2,371,680 DKK


Grant Recipient: Uffe Holmskov
Project Title: The role of FIBCD1 in regulation of allergy and gut inflammation
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Molecular Medicine
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: William Winston Agace
Project Title: The role of Retinoic acid in T cell development
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology
Awarded Amount: 2,582,999 DKK


Grant Recipient: Ylva Hellsten
Project Title: The role of pericytes in skeletal muscle angiogenesis
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Awarded Amount: 1,483,200 DKK


Research projects 2


Grant Recipient: David James Brooks
Project Title: The relationship between β-amyloid and inflammation in Mild Cognitive Impairment studied with PET
Place of Employment: Aarhus University, Institute for Clinical Medicine
Awarded Amount: 5,396,882 DKK


Grant Recipient: Finn Diderichsen
Project Title: Developing a health impact assessment model
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health
Awarded Amount: 3,222,201 DKK


Grant Recipient: Hans Rurik Albert Hultborn
Project Title: THE ROLE OF SEROTONIN IN THE CONTROL OF THE CAV 1.3 CHANNELS IN MOVEMENT – AND THE ROLE OF AADC-CELLS FOLLOWING 5-HT DENERVATION
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmaclogy
Awarded Amount: 2,592,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Henrik Semb
Project Title: Polarity is Destiny (POLARITY)
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem)
Awarded Amount: 3,010,110 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen
Project Title: Early detection of response to treatment in cancer by Hyperpolarized Metabolic MR
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark, Department of Electrical Engineering
Awarded Amount: 3,706,855 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jens Skorstengaard Andersen
Project Title: CILIOPATHIES AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE: THE ROLE OF NOVEL CILIARY PROTEINS IN SIGNALING AND CARDIOGENESIS
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Awarded Amount: 4,368,960 DKK


Grant Recipient: Jiri Bartek
Project Title: Mechanisms and pathology of cellular responses to replication stress
Place of Employment: Danish Cancer Society Research Center
Awarded Amount: 4,350,000 DKK


Grant Recipient: Martin Johannes Lauritzen
Project Title: Astroglial calcium waves as mechanism of focal stroke
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Awarded Amount: 2,845,925 DKK


Grant Recipient: Michael Lisby
Project Title: Novel synthetic genetic strategies for treatment of BRCA2 breast cancer patients
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology
Awarded Amount: 2,7183,10 DKK

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