24 November 2014
DanStem National Collaborative Initiative
DanStem invited Danish researchers and research groups to submit proposals for national collaborative projects. Three projects were funded and will commence in 2015. The national collaborative initiative is supported by a donation from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The aim of the initiative is to strengthen and develop basic research within the areas of stem cells and developmental biology in Denmark through the establishment of national collaborations based on concrete research projects at a high scientific level.
The projects have been reviewed and assessed by an international research team. The main selection criteria were: Scientific excellence, innovation, ambition, originality and contribution to the strengthening of the stem cell and developmental biology research in Denmark.
The following teams will be funded for coordinating collaborative projects:
- Torben Heick Jensen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Aarhus, and Kristian Helin, The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem), the University of Copenhagen
- Ditte Caroline Andersen, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Odense University Hospital/Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark, and Elke Ober, The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem), the University of Copenhagen
- Susanne Mandrup, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, and Bo Porse, The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem), the University of Copenhagen