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Postdoc grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences, September 2014

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences awards 25 postdoc grants to research talents in Denmark to the sum of approximately DKK 46 million. The grant recipients are listed below.

The grants are awarded within the framework of the Danish Council for Independent Research’s E2013 and F2014 call, with the aim of providing younger researchers the best possible conditions for producing outstanding research results at a high international level.

Grant letters will be forwarded to the recipients as soon as possible. Rejection letters will include a brief text, explaining the main academic reasons for the project not obtaining a grant.

Please be advised that the Council cannot be held responsible for printing errors and reserves the right to make adjustments.


Project Title: Preventing the proton-induced initiation of pain
Grant Recipient: Timothy Peter Lynagh
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 1,920,576 DKK


Project Title: Survival and re-admission rates after first hospitalization for heart failure in Denmark and Scotland and their relationship to use of evidence-based drug and device therapy
Grant Recipient: Søren Lund Kristensen
Place of Employment: University of Glasgow
Awarded Amount: 296,885 DKK


Project Title: The role of bacterial toxins in malignant inflammation and colon cancer
Grant Recipient: Thorbjørn Frej Krejsgaard
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,174,400 DKK


Project Title: Adverse Events Following Vaccination in Pregnancy
Grant Recipient: Björn Pasternak
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut
Awarded Amount: 1,498,765 DKK


Project Title: The effects of physical activity on platelet function: Implications for anti-thrombotic treatment strategies
Grant Recipient: Martina Helena Slingsby
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,448,504 DKK


Project Title: Novel methods of assessing human embryo viability
Grant Recipient: Kirstine Kjær Kirkegaard
Place of Employment: Aarhus University Hospital
Awarded Amount: 1,349,183 DKK


Project Title: Are all statins the same and are their effects similar in different tissues?
Grant Recipient: Steen Larsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,807,204 DKK


Project Title: Activated microglia regulate neuronal secretion of ?-synuclein by exophagy through activation of neuronal JNK stress kinase
Grant Recipient: Dan Ploug Christensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,165,760 DKK


Project Title: Folates, PUFAs and vitamin D in pregnancy and child risk of autism spectrum disorder
Grant Recipient: Marin Ström
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut
Awarded Amount: 973,935 DKK


Project Title: Mechanisms of increased susceptibility to activity dependent axonal degeneration in demyelinating Charcot-Marie Tooth mouse models- involvement of Nav1.8 channels
Grant Recipient: Susana Alvarez Herrero
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,534,800 DKK


Project Title: Molecular regulation of the cation-chloride cotransporters NKCC2 and NCC by ubiquitylation
Grant Recipient: Lena Lindtoft Rosenbæk
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,886,731 DKK


Project Title: Kinetics and biased agonism of the u-opioid receptor
Grant Recipient: Thor Seneca Thorsen
Place of Employment: Stanford University
Awarded Amount: 638,000 DKK


Project Title: Uncovering TRP-channels: ion-channels linked to human health and disease
Grant Recipient: Kaituo Wang
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,768,964 DKK


Project Title: aPKC: an important regulator of in pancreas tissue architechture and cell fate specification
Grant Recipient: Anna Elin May Jaensson Gyllebäck
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,242,207 DKK


Project Title: Increased insulin sensitivity following exercise: role of capillary recruitment
Grant Recipient: Kim Anker Sjøberg
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 3,186,432 DKK


Project Title: HOXC Long non-coding RNAs: the white/brown fat switch in humans?
Grant Recipient: Søren Nielsen
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet
Awarded Amount: 1,597,113 DKK


Project Title: Serotonergic and hippocampal changes in the pre- to postpartum transition - a rodent risk model for depression
Grant Recipient: Agnete Overgaard
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet
Awarded Amount: 1,837,883 DKK


Project Title: High density lipoproteins may extract cholesterol directly from atherosclerotic plaques and, thereby reduce the formation of macrophage foam cells.
Grant Recipient: Frederik Wendelboe Lund
Place of Employment: Cornell University
Awarded Amount: 1,162,827 DKK


Project Title: Gut hormones as mediators of weight loss after gastric bypass
Grant Recipient: Kirstine Nyvold Bojsen-Møller
Place of Employment: Hvidovre Hospital
Awarded Amount: 2,288,521 DKK


Project Title: In vivo identification of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque using positron emission tomography
Grant Recipient: Sune Folke Pedersen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 2,164,320 DKK


Project Title: M2-polarized Macrophages and Collagen Degradation in Lung Disease
Grant Recipient: Henrik Jessen Jürgensen
Place of Employment: National Institute of Health, USA
Awarded Amount: 1,155,000 DKK


Project Title: Regulation of cellular networking by site-specific phoshorylation of PSD-95
Grant Recipient: Søren Wittrup Pedersen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 1,793,295 DKK


Project Title: Deciphering Lysosomal Cell Death for Cancer Treatment
Grant Recipient: Bin Liu
Place of Employment: Danish Cancer Society Research Center
Awarded Amount: 1,400,000 DKK


Project Title: Is there a common origin of lymphoid and myeloid cancer?
Grant Recipient: Fazila Asmar
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet
Awarded Amount: 1,264,886 DKK


Project Title: Identifying neurobiological factors that determine the emergence of late long-term potentiation-like plasticity after non-invasive brain stimulation of the human motor cortex
Grant Recipient: Virginia Conde Ruiz
Place of Employment: Hvidovre Hospital
Awarded Amount: 1,733,706 DKK

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