Aarhus researcher receives DKK 18 million from ERC to fight viruses

Søren Riis Paludan, professor at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, has just received an ERC Advanced Grant of DKK 18.7 million from the European Research Council (ERC). The grant gives him the opportunity to bring research into new immunological mechanisms to a new level.

2018.04.16 | Sabina Bjerre Hansen

Professor Søren Riis Paludan from the Department of Biomedicine receives large grant from the European Research Council. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU.

Professor Søren Riis Paludan from the Department of Biomedicine receives large grant from the European Research Council. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU.

The European Research Council only awards ERC Advanced Grants to the most talented established researchers seeking long-term funding to pursue a groundbreaking high-risk project. This is the type of grant Søren Riis Paludan has received.

Søren Riis Paludan and his colleagues carry out research into viral infections and investigate how the virus evades the body's immune system and thus assists the establishment of infections and the potential development of disease. Their research results can help to uncover fundamentally new immunological mechanisms. This knowledge can then be utilised in the future development of vaccines and the treatment of infections, autoimmune diseases and cancer etc.

The large grant makes it possible for Søren Riis Paludan to launch major new and ambitious basic research projects.

Contact

Professor, DMSc, PhD Søren Riis Paludan
Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine
Mobile: (+45) 2899 2066
Email: srp@biomed.au.dk

 

 

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