High-tech equipment for biological mass spectroscopy
With a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of EUR 2 million (DKK 15 million), Professor Jan J. Enghild can pursue his vision of establishing a "state-of-the-art" platform within biological mass spectroscopy.
The platform will support basic and clinical science at the university in all research areas where the study of one protein at a time is required.
"In recent years, improvements in mass spectrometry have revolutionized protein analysis and facilitated identification, characterization and quantification. Today, quantitative proteome analyzes have become a basic tool for biological hypothesis generation, characterization of protein-protein interaction networks, signal path analysis, microbial diagnostics and biomarker discovery,” explains Jan Johannes Enghild.
Jan Enghild continues: "By increasing the current mass spectrometry capacity at the university, it becomes possible to provide expertise to a wider group of researchers, as the demand for sample analyzes exceeds the capacity of the current equipment."
Thus, it is a requirement of the Novo Nordisk Foundation that the equipment be made widely available to researchers from both the university environments and the industry.
About the Novo Nordisk Foundation
The foundation’s vision is to make a significant contribution to research and development that improves people's lives and the sustainability of society. Since 2010, the fund has awarded more than DKK 16 billion, primarily for research at public knowledge institutions and hospitals in Denmark and the other Nordic countries, as well as treatment and prevention of diabetes.