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Hallas-Møller Fellowships

The Hallas-Møller Investigator award is given by the Novo Nordisk Foundation to a scientist primarily within the fields of clinical or basic biomedical research. The award enables the scientist to establish or expand his/her own research group in Denmark.

Applicants are expected to have a documented track record as independent scientists. The research must be of international excellence. It is expected that receiving the award will accelerate possible research breakthroughs. The stipends will primarily be given to a young scientist who has not yet obtained a permanent position at the host institution.


The following researchers from the department have got a grant:


Peter Refsing Andersen - 2018

Peter Refsing Andersen

AIAS-COFUND Fellow, Assistant Professor

Postdoc Peter Refsing Andersen from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) at Vienna BioCenter in Austria has been awarded a Hallas-Møller Emerging Investigator grant of DKK 10 mio. (ca. Euro 1,342,320) over the next five years to establish a research group at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU, to study genetic parasites.

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Ditlev E. Brodersen - 2018

As one of the first researchers in the country, Associate Professor Ditlev E. Brodersen receives the Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator grant as part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Leader Programme. The 10 mio DKK (ca. Euro 1,342,320) grant will provide Ditlev Brodersen's research lab with opportunities to explore the survival mechanisms of microbes for the next five years. The project will be carried out at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

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Ulf Andersson Ørom - 2017

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded the prestigious Hallas-Møller Investigator Grant valued at DKK 11 million to Ulf Andersson Ørom to study the role of miRNA biogenesis in cancer. The project will be carried out at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.

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Thomas Birkballe Hansen - 2016

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded the prestigious Hallas-Møller Scholarship valued at DKK 11 million to Thomas Birkballe Hansen to study which role so-called circular RNAs play in cells and their potential impact on neurological disorders. The project will be carried out at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics/iNANO, Aarhus University.

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Lasse Bohl Jenner - 2012

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded the prestigious Hallas-Møller Scholarship valued at DKK 11 million to Lasse Bohl Jenner (41) to study how regulation and localisation of the ribosome – and thereby protein synthesis – is used by the organism to control areas such as the establishment of long-term memory, general cell development and tissue differentiation. The project will be carried out at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.

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Gregers Rom Andersen - 2009

Gregers Rom Andersen has received the prestigious Hallas-Møller scholarship of 11 million Danish Kroner from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to support the project: Structural studies of complement C5 and C5a receptors with the aim of inhibitor development.

The project aims at developing new drugs that may reduce adverse effects of the immune system during a number of inflammatory disease states.

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Poul Nissen - 2005

Poul Nissen was awarded the Hallas-Møller Fellowship for his studies in structural biology.

Torben Heick Jensen - 2004

Torben Heick Jensen was awarded a Hallas-Møller Fellowship in 2004 for his studies in mRNA quality control.