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DFF-Research Project Grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences, June 2016

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences awards 56 DFF-Research Project Grants to researchers in Denmark to the sum of approximately DKK 135 million. The grant recipients are listed below.

The grants are awarded within the framework of the Danish Council for Independent Research’s E2015 and F2016 call, with the aim of providing researchers in Denmark the best possible conditions for producing outstanding research results at a high international level.

Grant and rejection letters will be forwarded as soon as possible.

Please be advised that the Council cannot be held responsible for printing errors and reserves the right to make budgetary adjustments. A very limited number of applicants have been admitted to a waiting list and they will be contacted directly.

 


DFF-Research Project 1

 


Project Title: Localization of causal cis-regulatory SNPs within enhancer regions active in inflammatory bowel disease
Grant Recipient: Albin Gustav Sandelin
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,538,927


Project Title: The role of onco-fetal carbohydrates as key molecules in cancer
Grant Recipient: Ali El-Salanti
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,584,842


Project Title: Functional Properties of the Recombinant and the Native Zinc-Activated Channel
Grant Recipient: Anders Asbjørn Jensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,589,741


Project Title: Human brains to transgenic mouse models: Merging structural changes and molecular pathology in Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
Grant Recipient: Bente Pakkenberg
Place of Employment: Bispebjerg Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,756,098


Project Title: Accelerated Rule Out of Myocardial Infarction, using copeptin and troponin t (AROMI)
Grant Recipient: Christian Juhl Terkelsen
Place of Employment: Central Denmark Region
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,899,105


Project Title: Circular RNAs in myotonic dystrophy
Grant Recipient: Christian Kroun Damgaard
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,800,000


Project Title: Noradrenergic dysfunction and slowing of cortical oscillatory activity in Parkinson´s disease patients with mild cognitive impairment
Grant Recipient: David James Brooks
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,550,162


Project Title: The role of accelerated nucleolar transcription in genome instability and tumorigenesis
Grant Recipient: Dorthe Helena Larsen
Place of Employment: The Danish Cancer Society
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,776,054


Project Title: Single cell genomics for human oocytes
Grant Recipient: Eva Hoffmann
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: In vivo assessment of novel pharmacological interventions in humans: An experimental medicine approach evaluating psilocybin and the serotonin 2A receptor
Grant Recipient: Gitte Moos Knudsen
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,844,021


Project Title: Enhanced astroglial anaplerosis improves brain energy metabolism in Alzheimer's disease
Grant Recipient: Helle Waagepetersen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,588,785


Project Title: Exploring the lipid-dependence of neurotransmitter release
Grant Recipient: Jakob Balslev Sørensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,723,427


Project Title: Regulation of pancreatic endocrine secretion, studied using isolated perfused mouse pancreas
Grant Recipient: Jens Juul Holst
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,184,620


Project Title: CFTR in the Kidney: Disturbed acid/base physiology in patients with cystic fibrosis
Grant Recipient: Jens Leipziger
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,579,616


Project Title: Molecular basis for phospholipid flipping and selectivity by P4-ATPases
Grant Recipient: Jens Peter Andersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,572,560


Project Title: Reproductive health following residential high-level exposure to semivolatile polychlorinated biphenyls in indoor air (Hesperus-Bio)
Grant Recipient: Jens Peter Ellekilde Bonde
Place of Employment: The Capital Region of Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,849,511


Project Title: Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus RNA structure using massive parallel in-cell SHAPE probing.
Grant Recipient: Jeppe Vinther
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,560,266


Project Title: Treatment changes with oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation
Grant Recipient: Jesper Hallas
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,485,440


Project Title: Maternal ill health during pregnancy and childhood neuropsychiatric disorders in the offspring: a cohort study of 8.8 million children in five Nordic countries
Grant Recipient: Jiong Li
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,588,067


Project Title: Identifying patients benefiting from meniscal surgery - development of a prognostic model
Grant Recipient: Jonas Bloch Thorlund
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,874,235


Project Title: The transcriptional basis for pancreatic priming in a novel human ventral foregut culture system
Grant Recipient: Joshua Brickman
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,589,461


Project Title: Mechanistic insights to exercise-induced muscle insulin sensitivity
Grant Recipient: Jørgen F.P. Wojtaszewski
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,589,408


Project Title: Prenatal and early life exposure to paracetamol and risks of overweight in the offspring
Grant Recipient: Jørn Olsen
Place of Employment: Central Denmark Region
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,591,952


Project Title: A novel targeted RNA sequencing approach for identification of aggressive prostate cancer
Grant Recipient: Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Amphipathic helices as novel trafficking motifs in transmembrane proteins
Grant Recipient: Kenneth Lindegaard Madsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,586,656


Project Title: VIA11 Brainmap–Cognitive control in children at high risk for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
Grant Recipient: Kerstin Jessica Plessen
Place of Employment: Mental health services in the Capital Region of Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,829,298


Project Title: Targeting the Source of Relapse in Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Grant Recipient: Kirsten Grønbæk
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,855,800


Project Title: Mechanisms of Familial Clustering of Longevity
Grant Recipient: Kaare Christensen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,567,520


Project Title: Register-Wide Association Study (R-WAS) .
Grant Recipient: Lars Vedel Kessing
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,392,128


Project Title: Integrated functional genomics of physical and cognitive capacity in later life – a study of monozygotic twins
Grant Recipient: Lene Christiansen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,544,480


Project Title: Chemopreventive therapies and contralateral breast cancer
Grant Recipient: Lene Mellemkjær
Place of Employment: The Danish Cancer Society
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,791,823


Project Title: Studies of the BIR repair pathway to unravel its role in tumorigenesis
Grant Recipient: Lotte Bjergbæk
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,465,814


Project Title: GENERATION OF ANTI4-1BB x ANTI-PD-L1 BISPECIFIC IMMUNOSTIMULATORY TRIMERBODIES FOR CANCER THERAPY
Grant Recipient: Luis Alvarez-Vallina
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,542,219


Project Title: Role of endogenous intronic antisense long non-coding RNA for graft function in patients after kidney transplantation
Grant Recipient: Martin Ernst Tepel
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,504,560


Project Title: Treatment-resistant depression- Risk factors and consequences
Grant Recipient: Merete Osler
Place of Employment: Glostrup Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,827,963


Project Title: Antiviral Therapy Targeting Adhesion Receptors (ATTAC)
Grant Recipient: Mette Marie Rosenkilde
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,987,200


Project Title: Long term prognosis in patients with infections of the central nervous system
Grant Recipient: Niels Obel
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,707,835


Project Title: THROMBOINFLAMMATION AND ITS CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Grant Recipient: Peter Garred
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,855,800


Project Title: Mechanisms of carbon nanotube-induced mesothelioma
Grant Recipient: Peter Møller
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,465,814


Project Title: Perceptual distortion – a new approach to better understand chronic facial pain
Grant Recipient: Peter Svensson
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,238,988


Project Title: Epigenetic signature of early-life exposure to the Great Chinese Famine 1959-1961
Grant Recipient: Qihua Tan
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,557,440


Project Title: Prostaglandin E2 receptors as therapeutic targets in chronic kidney diseases
Grant Recipient: Rikke Nørregaard Nielsen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,990,017


Project Title: Mapping and prediction of HLA-DR specificities; a key to efficient and safe vaccination and immunotherapy
Grant Recipient: Søren Buus
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,591,842


Project Title: In vivo characterization of mice lacking a novel immune sensor for foreign DNA
Grant Recipient: Søren Riis Paludan
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Delivery of vaccine antigens on virus like particles
Grant Recipient: Thor Grundtvig Theander
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Antibiotics and childhood obesity
Grant Recipient: Tine Jess
Place of Employment: Statens Serum Institut
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,587,612


Project Title: Homozygous loss-of-function genetic variants and cardio-metabolic traits in Greenlandic Inuit
Grant Recipient: Torben Hansen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,590,560


Project Title: Controlling R-loops to prevent genomic damage
Grant Recipient: Torben Heick Jensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,591,525


Project Title: Novel primary immunodeficiencies associated with susceptibility to herpesvirus infections in the CNS
Grant Recipient: Trine Hyrup Mogensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,487,616


Project Title: Uncovering Genetic Determinants of Metabolically Healthy Obesity
Grant Recipient: Tuomas Oskari Kilpeläinen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,591,444


Project Title: Folding of long telomeric DNA studied by single molecule fluorescence
Grant Recipient: Victoria Birkedal
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 591,512


Project Title: Neuromagnetic investigations of language deficits in Parkinson’s disease patients with deep brain STN stimulation
Grant Recipient: Yury Shtyrov
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,590,570


Project Title: Fractional laser-assisted sustained topical delivery of systemic chemotherapeutics
Grant Recipient: Merete Hædersdal
Place of Employment: Bispebjerg Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,597,745 (funded by the Cross-Council Committee of The Danish Council for Independent Research)


Project Title: CORTICO-COP (CORTICOsteroid reduction in COPD) trial
Grant Recipient: Jens Ulrik Stæhr Jensen
Place of Employment: Gentofte Hospital
Rewarded Amount: DKK 808.304


Project Title: Protective role of ion channel blockers in pulmonary circulatory collapse and oedema
Grant Recipient: Ulf Simonsen
Place of Employment: University of Aarhus 
Rewarded Amount: DKK 2.574.720


DFF-Research Project 2

 


Project Title: DanHeart: Hydralazine-ISDN and Metformin in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Multicenter Study.
Grant Recipient: Henrik Wiggers
Place of Employment: Central Denmark Region
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,574,000


Project Title: Neurovascular biology of capillary control.
Grant Recipient: Martin Johannes Lauritzen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 4,047,647


Project Title: Molecular Regulation of the Distal Convoluted Tubule
Grant Recipient: Robert Andrew Fenton
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 4,106,337


Project Title: Immune genes that control brain functions; impact for neurodegenerative diseases
Grant Recipient: Shohreh Navikas
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 5,294,640


Project Title: Remote ischemic conditioning and vascular endothelial function- what are the mechanisms?
Grant Recipient: Ylva Hellsten
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Amount Awarded: DKK 2,440,800


 Project Title: The role of aldosterone in diabetes-related vascular disease
Grant Recipient: Stefan Peter Mortensen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,526,400


 

Project Title: Cell polarity directly controls lineage commitment of multipotent progenitors
Grant Recipient: Tor Henrik Semb
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,591,955


 

Project Title: Stanniocalcin-2 - a novel regulator of the pro-atherosclerotic actions of PAPP-A and IGF-I in humans
Grant Recipient: Jan Frystyk
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,730,160


 

Project Title: Interleukin-37 - a link between psoriasis, inflammation and insulin resistance?
Grant Recipient: Lars Iversen
Place of Employment: Region Midtjylland (Aarhus University Hospital)
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,448,000


 

Project Title: Investigating the active role of gut microbiota in the ageing process
Grant Recipient: Manimozhiyan Arumugam
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,543,699


 


 

Project Title: Simultaneous measurement of cerebral blood flow and metabolism using a hybrid PET/MR system
Grant Recipient: Ian Law
Place of Employment: Rigshospitalet
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,855,800 

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