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.
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.
For further information, please contact
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) and
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics