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Congratulations to the recipients of project grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

Three iNANO associated researchers have received DKK 9 million in total for studying dynamic multivalent interactions at the single molecule level, dynamics during protein interactions, and how surfactants denature proteins.

Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal, Professor Duncan Sutherland, and Professor Jan Skov Pedersen receive DKK 9 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. (Photo: Maria Randima, AU Photo)
Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal, Professor Duncan Sutherland, and Professor Jan Skov Pedersen receive DKK 9 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. (Photo: Maria Randima, AU Photo)

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted funding for research at the highest international level within the natural and technical sciences with potential applications in the life or health sciences or in biotechnology.

Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal, Professor Duncan Sutherland, and Professor Jan Skov Pedersen have received DKK 9 million. Read more about the projects below:

Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal, DKK 2.997.753
Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)

Dynamic multivalent interactions at the single molecule level
The aim here is to develop a new approach based on single molecule fluorescence that will follow binding of individual molecules and the kinetics thereof to obtain a direct quantification of biomolecular interactions in multivalent systems.
For further information, please contact Victoria Birkedal

Professor Duncan Sutherland, DKK 2.999.139
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy

Plasmonic single molecule platform for studying dynamics during protein interactions
This project has the vision to take several steps forward in our ability to study signaling within dedicated protein complexes at the surface of the cell (e.g. focal complexes/adhesion, desmosomal junctions, podosomes).
For further information, please contact Duncan Sutherland

Professor Jan Skov Pedersen, DKK 3.000.000
Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)

UNISURF: How do surfactants denature proteins? Towards a universal model with broad applications in analytical sciences
The project is envisaged to lead to a universal model for the denaturation of proteins by surfactants and put analytical protein quality technologies on a firmer physical basis
For further information, please contact Jan Skov Pedersen.

Link to list of recipients from Aarhus University.