Researcher at Health aims to shed new light on Parkinson’s disease
Professor Poul Henning Jensen of the Department of Biomedicine has received DKK 20 million in funding from the Lundbeck Foundation’s collaborative programme for brain research.
A new research project aims to provide a detailed map of the early changes that take place in brain neurons as the processes associated with Parkinson’s disease slowly accumulate. The project has now been awarded DKK 20 million in funding from the Lundbeck Foundation.
With the project, Professor Poul Henning Jensen of DANDRITE intends to alter the perspective of the last 20 years in research into Parkinson’s from a focus on the death of nerve cells to their increasing dysfunction.
The research and the Lundbeck Foundation’s Collaborative Projects programme aim to create new departures in our understanding of the brain and breakthroughs in the treatment of brain diseases via co-operation across disciplines and national borders.
Poul Henning Jensen and the project’s two partners – Professor Fulvio Reggiori, also of the Department of Biomedicine, and Marijn Kuijpers, an assistant professor at Radboud University in the Netherlands – form a strong team which in combination covers the most defining molecular mechanisms in the functional decline of brains affected by Parkinson’s disease.
You can read more about the research project on the DANDRITE website.
Based on press material from the Lundbeck Foundation.
Professor Poul Henning Jensen DMSc
Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine and DANDRITE
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