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2011.04.15 | Research news

New 5 year grant period for the PUMPkin Centre

The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded another five-year grant period to the Pumpkin Centre, for continued research in this Centre of Excellence. The centre have been subject to a thorough mid-term evaluation, where each one has been assessed and judged by an international panel consisting of the best scientists in the world within…

2011.01.24 | Research news

Hanne Poulsen awarded the L'Oréal Denmark Scholarship

Associate Professor Hanne Poulsen from PUMPkin, Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, receives the L'Oréal scholarship of DKK 100,000 for her research in the sodium-potassium pump. The scholorship is given each year to 5 highly promissing Danish female researchers in science for "the contributions of their research, the strength of…

2010.11.01 | Research news

New centre administrator at the PUMPkin Centre: Anne Nyholm Holdensen

Anne Nyholm Holdensen is employed as scientific coordinator (AC-TAP) in Professor Poul Nissen's research group for the period 1 November 2010 - 31 October 2015. Anne has done her PhD in collaboration with PUMPkin at Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Aarhus Univeristy. We welcome Anne once again to the PUMPkin centre!

2010.09.07 | Research news

Migraine is caused by a defect in brain cells

Hear the radio interview with Hanne Poulsen, Dept. Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, in DR P1 radio programme Videnskabens Verden (Science World). Although the sodium-potassium pump has been known and studied for more than 50 years, postdoctoral scholar Hanne Poulsen and her colleagues at the Department of Molecular Biology recently discovered…

2010.09.02 | Research news

Neurological disorders caused by defects in cell pump

The sodium-potassium pump is essential for all animal life and is the target of some of the oldest known drugs. However, although the pump has been known and studied for more than 50 years, a group of Danish scientists has just discovered a new aspect of its very basic mechanism. Perturbations of the mechanism can cause the neurological diseases…

2010.09.01 | Research news

New Staff Member: Linda Schuldt

Linda Schuldt is employed as a post doctoral fellow in Professor Poul Nissen's lab for the period 1 September 2010 - 31 August 2012. Linda comes from EMBL, Hamburg, Germany and is here with her own funding from FSS. We welcome Linda to the PUMPkin centre!

2010.06.23 | Research news

PUMPkin gets kidney from beached fin whale

The PUMPkin Centre was lucky to get a piece of the kidney from the dead fin whale that beached itself last week in Vejle Fjord. The kidney will be used for studies of the sodium-potassium pump in Poul Nissen's laboratory. The kidney is very important for the osmotic balance in the body, and an animal as large as the fin whale, which swallow large…

2010.06.04 | Research news

Poul Nissen receives the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research

On 28 May 2010 Professor Poul Nissen was awarded the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research. Professor Poul Nissen receives the award for his ground-breaking cell research with therapeutic potential. The Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award was established on 28 May 1956 on the occasion of Carl Holst-Knudsen’s 70th birthday,…

2010.05.10 | Research news

Nobel Prize fights dangerous resistance

Interview with Nobel Laureate Thomas Steitz, professor Poul Nissen and ass. professor Ditlev Brodersen. Podcast from the scientific journal Videnskabens Verden 8 May 2010. Det bliver stadigt sværere at behandle simple infektioner, fordi antibiotikaresistens breder sig. Nobelprisvindende forskning med dansk islæt er en del af løsningen.

2010.04.19 | Research news

Nobel Laureate stranded in Aarhus

The American Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, who lectured at Aarhus University on Friday, planned to go back to the USA on Saturday morning. However, Professor Steitz had to change his plans due to the volcanic ash that has paralysed air traffic in Europe, and he is still with his colleagues, Poul Nissen and Ditlev Brodersen at the Department of…

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