AIAS Fellow Bjørn Panyella Pedersen awarded Novo Nordisk Foundation grant

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen has received a grant of DKK 1.5 million by the Novo Nordisk Foundation to examine new ways to regulate sugar uptake across cellular membranes in the human body.

2017.09.14 | Lena Bering

Photo: Bjørn Panyalla Pedersen working in the lab. By Anders Trærup.

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen was awarded the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s ‘Project grant in endocrinology and metabolism - nordic region’ for his project entitled ‘Controlling catabolism at the door: Regulation of the main sugar importers in humans’. The project will start on 1 July 2018 and run for a two-year period. 

"With this grant we will examine new ways to regulate sugar uptake across cellular membranes in the human body. The first step of sugar metabolism in the cell is uptake from the environment, and this step is a key check point for cellular metabolism", Bjørn explains the aim of the project. 

About the grant

The Novo Nordisk Foundation’s ‘Project grant in endocrinology and metabolism - nordic region’ supports projects within basic and clinical research in endocrinology and metabolism. The objective is to support young and promising researchers as well as established scientists, to carry out research projects of 1 to 3 years’ duration. 

Read more at: http://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/content/project-grants-endocrinology-and-metabolism-nordic-region

For further information, please contact

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen, Assistant Professor & AIAS Fellow
bpedersen@aias.au.dk
Phone: +45 29723499

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) and
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Aarhus University
Denmark

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