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Lundbeck Foundation Fellowships

The Lundbeck Foundation fellowships are for particularly promising young researchers and their research groups. The fellowships are awarded for 5 years and each grant amounts to DKK 10 million (approx. Euro 1,3 million).

The fellowships are intended for researchers who are qualified to establish or develop their own research groups within health science and biomedicine, including natural science projects with a clear biomedical focus, and who have received their Ph.D. degree within the last 5-7 years. The subject area should be frontline basic- or applied research.

The fellowships may well attract Danish or foreign researchers from abroad who wish to move to Denmark and continue their research here.


The following researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics have been awarded the EliteForsk prize:

2015 - Hanne Poulsen

Hanne Poulsen receives the Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship to get carry out research to get more knowledge about cellular ion pumps which will pave the way for improved treatment of neurological disorders. Hanne Poulsen has been awarded DKK 10 million for a five-year research project.

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2013 - Pontus Gourdon

Pontus Gourdon has been awarded a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship to study what happens when the transport of substances in and out of the cells does not work. Dreaded dementia diseases can occur if there is an imbalance in a number of substances in human cells.

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2009 - Lene Niemann Nejsum

Lene Niemann Nejsum's research will focus on sorting and regulation of epithelial plasma membrane proteins. An epithelium is a cell layer that functions as a barrier between the body and the external environment and allows regulated uptake and excretion of salt, water and nutrients.