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2017.03.15 | Awards

Professor Poul Nissen receives the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize

Poul Nissen, Professor at Aarhus University, is receiving the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering studies of the structure and function of ion pumps. Through his research, Poul Nissen has clarified in detail, among other things, how ions and nutrients are transported into and out of cells. This fundamental knowledge is very significant for…

2015.09.10 | Awards

PUMPkin director Poul Nissen awarded the international Gregori Aminoff Prize 2016

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in crystallography 2016 to Professor Poul Nissen, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Professor Chakashi Toyoshima, University of Tokyo, Japan. The Aminoff Prize is one of the Academy’s few international awards, and former prize winners include several Nobel laureates.

2015.09.07 | Knowledge exchange

Surprise: Plant roots eat lipids

As a complete surprise, new results show that plants can take up lipids from the soil through their roots. The research, which is published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, is lead by researchers affiliated PUMPkin and Dept. Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

2015.02.05 | Research news

Ion pumps in cells and their importance for nervous disorders

More knowledge about cellular ion pumps will pave the way for improved treatment of neurological disorders. Molecular Biologist Hanne Poulsen has just been awarded a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship valued at DKK 10 million for a five-year research project.

2015.01.28 | Research news

New steroid-bound structures of the sodium-potassium pump broaden our knowledge about this enzyme

Na+,K+-ATPase is the ion pump responsible for maintenance of the electrochemical gradients of Na+ and K+ across the membrane of animal cells. Cardiotonic steroids constitute a broad class of specific Na+,K+-ATPase inhibitors, including drugs of clinical importance with multiple physiological effects. The existence of several endogenous cardiotonic…



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Highlights 2011 from the PUMPkin Centre

Read about the scientific highlights during 2011, including a few words on our midterm evaluation.