Congratulations to Niels Mailand – University of Copenhagen

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06 April 2018

Congratulations to Niels Mailand

who has been awarded the Distinguished Investigator grant of DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Niels Mailand
Project title:
Regulation of DNA–Protein Crosslink Repair in Health and Disease

Niels Mailand says: “Many chemotherapeutic agents give rise to the formation of DNA–protein crosslinks, a highly toxic form of damage to the genetic material within our cells. However, little is known about how human cells respond to and overcome such lesions. Using cutting-edge methods within cell and protein biology, this project will explore how the cellular response to DNA–protein crosslinks is organized and regulated at the molecular level and how targeted inhibition of such processes may be exploited in improving treatment strategies for cancer.”

Distinguished Investigator grants are one part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s new Research Leader Programme established in 2017. The Programme aims to ensure that the best research leaders at all stages of their careers have the opportunity to pursue ambitious and meaningful projects.