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DFF-Research Project Grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences, May 2017

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences awards 62 DFF-Research Project Grants to researchers in Denmark to the sum of approximately DKK 150 million. The grant recipients are listed below.

In addition, one  grant is interdisciplinary between DFF | Medical Sciences and DFF | Technology and Production Sciences.

The grants are awarded within the framework of the Danish Council for Independent Research’s E2016 and F2017 call, with the aim of providing researchers in Denmark the best possible conditions for producing outstanding research results at a high international level based on their own initative. 

Grant and rejection letters will be forwarded to all applicants 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: Consequences of undiagnosed celiac disease
Grant Recipient: Allan Linneberg
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) (Forskningscenter for Forebyggelse og Sundhed)
Awarded Amount: DKK 349,904


Project Title: Aspects of virus-induced inflammation
Grant Recipient: Allan Randrup Thomsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,541,600


Project Title: Elucidation of the molecular mechanism of the glutamate-like GluD2 receptor: A central receptor for motor control and learning with an unknown signalling mechanism
Grant Recipient: Anders Skov Kristensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,187,842


Project Title: H3K4 methylation regulators in neuronal development and associated disorders
Grant Recipient: Anna Elisabetta Salcini
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,591,280


Project Title: Development of three-dimensional organoid models of pancreas development and disease
Grant Recipient: Anne Botton
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,591,919


Project Title: A life-course approach to spinal pain etiology and prevention (LifeSpine): Familial determinants for back and neck pain in childhood
Grant Recipient: Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,546,962


Project Title: ApoA IV in glucose- and lipid metabolism in humans
Grant Recipient: Bente Elisabeth Kiens
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,704,416


Project Title: Na,K-ATPase in disease – new perspectives
Grant Recipient: Bente Vilsen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: CD8+ T-cells in narcolepsy type 1
Grant Recipient: Birgitte Rahbek Kornum
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,932,436


Project Title: Identification of key proteins with leukemia stem cell properties
Grant Recipient: Bo Torben Porse
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,586,600


Project Title: The role of Cl- conductance in the cardiovascular system.
Grant Recipient: Christian Aalkjær
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: PROCIT - Protein citrullination: A novel therapeutic target and diagnostic marker in autoimmune disease
Grant Recipient: Claus Henrik Nielsen
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,717,020


Project Title: Unraveling the role of IKKi and I?B? in the pathogenesis of psoriasis
Grant Recipient: Claus Johansen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,289,600


Project Title: Elucidating the role of potassium in the molecular function of neurotransmitter:sodium symporters
Grant Recipient: Claus Juul Løland
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Integrative Microbiome and Tumor Environment Classification of Colorectal Cancer for Precision Medicine
Grant Recipient: Claus Lindbjerg Andersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,556,000


Project Title: Unraveling a new potential tumor suppressor function for CtIP
Grant Recipient: Claus Storgaard Sørensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Too sick to benefit from screening? Impact of comorbidity on outcome of breast cancer screening
Grant Recipient: Elsebeth Lynge
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,152,248


Project Title: pantothenate kinase 4 (PANK4): A novel enzyme in metabolic regulation
Grant Recipient: Erik Arne Richter
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,590,549


Project Title: Aggravating effects of extracellular matrix in vascular stiffening, atherosclerosis and hypertension - a translational study
Grant Recipient: Grith Lykke Sørensen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Long term effects of n-3 PUFA supplementation during pregnancy - 8-year follow-up of the Copenhagen Prospective Studies of Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC2010) mother-child cohort
Grant Recipient: Hans Bisgaard
Place of Employment: COPSAC (Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood)
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,082,228


Project Title: Unravelling altered dopaminergic network dynamics in the midbrain and striatum in Parkinson´s disease with ultra-high field MRI
Grant Recipient: Hartwig Roman Siebner
Place of Employment: Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (HVIDOVRE HOSPITAL)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,799,095


Project Title: Calcium-Sensing Receptor Signaling in Kidney - New Strategies to Fight Kidney Stones
Grant Recipient: Henrik Dimke
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,285,527


Project Title: Regulation of cytokinesis by the PP2A-B56 protein phosphatase
Grant Recipient: Jakob Nilsson
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,133,876


Project Title: Identification and characterization of miRNAs, snoRNAs, and circRNAs that drive cancer development across ten thousand patients
Grant Recipient: Jakob Skou Pedersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,505,600


Project Title: Impact of dynamic changes in body size throughout child and adult ages on women’s reproductive health
Grant Recipient: Jennifer Lyn Baker
Place of Employment: Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital Institute of Preventive Medicine
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,855,800


Project Title: A neuroimaging approach to evaluate efficacy and mechanisms of vagal neuromodulation in chronic pain
Grant Recipient: Jens Brøndum Frøkjær
Place of Employment: Aalborg Universitetshospital Syd
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,802,102


Project Title: Estrogen related receptor in postmenopausal women: role in essential hypertension
Grant Recipient: Jens E Bangsbo
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,254,248


Project Title: Acromegaly as a model to study lipolysis and insulin sensitivity in vivo
Grant Recipient: Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,991,520


Project Title: Src kinase-associated phosphoprotein 2 (SKAP2) in type 1 diabetes
Grant Recipient: Joachim Størling
Place of Employment: Herlev Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,850,645


Project Title: The importance of protein glycosylations in severe muscle and brain disorders
Grant Recipient: John Vissing
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,701,150


Project Title: Molecular mechanisms responsible for fibrosis development in kidney disease
Grant Recipient: Jørgen Frøkiær
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Codeine, morphine and metformin: Common aspects of drug transport, drug-drug interactions and pharmacogenetics
Grant Recipient: Kim Brøsen
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,513,945


Project Title: Functional dissection of a frequent driver mutation in granulosa cell tumors, affecting the transcription factor FOXL2
Grant Recipient: Kristian Helin
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Severe epilepsy - a new era in the pre surgical evaluation by ultra high field MR at 7 Tesla
Grant Recipient: Lars Hageman Pinborg
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,855,801


Project Title: Can fat-derived stem cells be used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men after radical prostatectomy. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical study.
Grant Recipient: Lars Lund
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,624,262


Project Title: Optimizing safety and use of resources in cataract surgery - A Ph.D. thesis
Grant Recipient: Line Kessel
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,855,800


Project Title: Astrocytes—the switch between resting and alert brain states?
Grant Recipient: Maiken Nedergaard
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Lysosomal control of cell division
Grant Recipient: Marja Helena Jäättelä
Place of Employment: Danish Cancer Society Research Center
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,800,000


Project Title: Mechanisms behind development of Tendinopathy: Early Structural, Inflammatory, Nociceptive and Clinical changes in physical active individuals (TESINaC)
Grant Recipient: Michael Kjær
Place of Employment: Bispebjerg Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,752,700


Project Title: Investigation of ZGRF1 as a novel anti-cancer therapeutic target
Grant Recipient: Michael Lisby
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,588,354


Project Title: Is ectopic NaV1.8 channel expression a treatable maladaptive response to axonal injury in aging?
Grant Recipient: Mihai Moldovan
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,888,576


Project Title: Connecting the dots: Calcium dysregulation in age-associated neurodegeneration.
Grant Recipient: Morten Scheibye-Knudsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,570,627


Project Title: Na,K-ATPase and cardiotonic steroids: on the way to isoform-specific drugs
Grant Recipient: Natalia Fedosova
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,579,802


Project Title: Malignant inflammation in cutaneous T cell lymphoma - a dangerous alliance between bacteria and cancer
Grant Recipient: Niels Feentved Ødum
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,584,800


Project Title: Activation of ATR kinase signaling responses in health and disease
Grant Recipient: Niels Lind Mailand
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,576,692


Project Title: Acute metabolic effects of melatonin treatment
Grant Recipient: Niels Møller
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,565,646


Project Title: Developing a therapeutic TB vaccine through molecular design and immunization route
Grant Recipient: Peter Lawætz Andersen
Place of Employment: Department of Infectious Disease Immunology (Statens Serum Institut)
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,459,942


Project Title: Functional role of exercise-activated muscle enhancers in health and disease
Grant Recipient: Romain Emmanuel Barres
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,590,100


Project Title: Mapping the Neural Circuit for an Innate Fear Behavior
Grant Recipient: Sadegh Nabavi
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000


Project Title: Inflammation and redox signalling by hydrogen peroxide – role of extracellular regulation
Grant Recipient: Steen Vang Petersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,381,636


Project Title: Improving the understanding and clinical outcome of Sacral Nerve Stimulation
Grant Recipient: Søren Laurberg
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,265,891


Project Title: Response of immune cells to bacterial biofilms
Grant Recipient: Tim Tolker-Nielsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,413,306


Project Title: Disentangling the bidirectional association between major depression and cardiovascular diseases.
Grant Recipient: Torben Jørgensen
Place of Employment: Glostrup Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 286,311


Project Title: The dopamine ‘transceptor’: new insights into the multifaceted cellular action of amphetamines
Grant Recipient: Ulrik Gether
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,591,900


Project Title: The role of sex steroids and serotonin brain dynamics in perinatal mental health
Grant Recipient: Vibe Gedsø Frøkjær
Place of Employment: Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,852,566


Project Title: Inactivation of specific DNA repair pathways and treatment with chemotherapeutic agents induce characteristic, clinically applicable mutational signatures
Grant Recipient: Zoltan Imre Szallasi
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000 


Project Title: Anti-regulatory cells: Novel possibilities for anticancer immunotherapy
Grant Recipient: Mads Hald Andersen
Place of Employment: Herlev Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,701,150 


Project Title: Combined effects of maternal-child genetic profile and early environmental exposures on childhood obesity
Grant Recipient: Thorkild I.A. Sørensen
Place of Employment: Bispebjerg Hospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 1,695,507


Project Title: An Unbiased Characterization of the Sensory Neurons of the Gut-Brain Axis
Grant Recipient: Thue W Schwartz
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount:  DKK 2,469,421

 


DFF-Research Project 2

 


Project Title: Functional characterization of the Alzheimer’s Disease and type 2 diabetes risk gene SORCS1.
Grant Recipient: Anders Nykjær
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 5,140,560


Project Title: Impact of DNA replication on genome architecture and function
Grant Recipient: Anja Groth
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: DKK 5,901,441


Project Title: Genome integrity maintenance and its cross-talk with diverse cellular stress response pathways: Mechanisms and relevance for cancer
Grant Recipient: Jiri Bartek
Place of Employment: Danish Cancer Society
Awarded Amount: DKK 3,900,000


Project Title: Beyond antiretroviral therapy: Early intervention with latency reversing therapy and broadly neutralizing antibodies to eradicate the latent HIV reservoir
Grant Recipient: Ole Schmeltz Søgaard
Place of Employment: Aarhus Universitetshospital
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,905,314


Project Title: The role of IFN-λ in development and treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Grant Recipient: Rune Hartmann
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: DKK 5,309,587


Project Title: Transcriptional networks of adipocyte lineage determination
Grant Recipient: Susanne Mandrup
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 4,512,960 


Interdisciplinary grant


Project Title: Ligand-mimicking antibody-drug conjugates for targeting scavenger receptors (interdisciplinary grant between DFF | Medical Sciences and DFF | Technology and Production Sciences)
Grant Recipient: Søren Kragh Moestrup
Place of Employment: University of Southern Denmark
Awarded Amount: DKK 2,592,000

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