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Six researchers from MBG receive grants from the Danish Coucil for Independent Research

Jan J. Enghild, Kim Henrik Hebelstrup, Ian Max Møller, Lene Niemann Nejsum, Daniel Otzen and Claus Oxvig from MBG have all received large grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research.

2014.06.18 | Lisbeth Heilesen

Medical Sciences

Jan J. Enghild

Jan J. Enghild

Project title: Understanding the relationship between proteases and protein aggregation in corneal dystrophies
Grant: DKK 6.463.411

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Technology and Production Sciences

Kim Hebelstrup

Kim Hebelstrup

Project title: NO to plant pathogens  
Grant: DKK 6.290.640

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Daniel Otzen

Daniel Otzen

Project title: Exploring the potential of liprotides: a new class of protein-lipid complexes
Grant: DKK 2.586.810

Project description:

We define liprotides as complexes formed between a wide range of different proteins and free fatty acids with a common generic structure, namely a hydrophobic core of fatty acid chains stabilized by head group interactions with a shell of partially denatured proteins. The fatty acids are bound strongly but reversibly and through co-hosting permits stable solubilization of highly hydrophobic compounds, as well as transfer of lipids and hydrophobic co-solutes to other hydrophobic phases when required.

Liprotide formation appears to be a generic protein property, and the ability to use different proteins in liprotides allows us to tailor these properties at will. Thus liprotides are highly attractive and versatile nano-tools with broad applications.

This project will explore the potential for using liprotides for encapsulation and delivery of small hydrophobic materials for use in food technology, antimicrobial strategies, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other personal-care products.


Natural Sciences

Ian Max Møller

Ian Max Møller

Project title: Proof-of-concept - Plant mitochondria as a model for human ageing (PlantMan) 
Grant: 2.573.712

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Lene Niemann Nejsum

Lene Niemann Nejsum

Project title: Aquaporin-5 in epithelial cell migration and adhesion
Grant: DKK 2.588.993

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Claus Oxvig

Claus Oxvig

Project title: Structural and biochemical analyses of proteinase inhibitors of a growth-promoting proteinase
Grant: DKK 2.586.879

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