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11 MED-researchers get free project support

7 of 32 approved applications for research projects at FRIMEDBIO come from the Faculty of Medicine. In addition, four young research talents from the Faculty have been given support.

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"Free Project Support" (FRIPRO) targets "especially talented researchers" in different stages of their career. This year, a large proportion of the research talent came from MED. The faculty did exceptionally well in this year's allocations, with a total of 11 approved FRIMEDBIO applications:

  • 7 research projects 
  • 4 young research talents 

– The faculty wishes to congratulate all those who were accepted for a FRIPRO project. The fact that so many researchers from the Faculty of Medicine were successful in this tough competition, shows that we have lots of strong research communities, that are among the best in Norway. We are so proud of you and the research that you do, says Hilde Beak, Vice-Dean for Research and Innovation.

The research projects have a budget of between three and ten million kroner and a project period of three to four years, writes the Research Council of Norway on its websites.  The projects start in 2018.

The results for FRIPRO Toppforsk will come in January/February. 

The following are getting research project support:

  • Clinical Medicine  Erik G Jönsson, Sensory and motor networks in psychotic disorders: from brain structure and function to phenomenology
  • Clinical Medicine Frode Jahnsen, Human gut plasma cells live for decades: implications for vaccination and treatment of chronic inflammation
  • Clinical Medicine Benedicte A Lie, The regulatory role of genetic risk factors for autoimmune diseases On thymic antigen-presenting cells and self-tolerance
  • IMB Koen Vervaeke at the Department of Physiology/MolMed, optical dissection of a cortical head direction circuit
  • IMB Bjørn Skålhegg at the Department of Nutrition, Molecular signatures and novel drugs for the personalized treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • IMB   Uta sailer  at the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Does the gut hormone ghrelin act as a general reward enhancer?
  • NCMM Hartmut Luecke, Structure-function studies and inhibitor discovery targeting the proton-gated urea channel and the cytoplasmic urease from H. pylori

Read more

  • The Research Council of Norway's website.
Published Dec. 18, 2017 2:33 PM - Last modified Sep. 23, 2021 8:58 AM