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Health professor receives the Jens Christian Skou Fellowship

Jens Leipziger from the Department of Biomedicine is a new Jens Christian Skou Fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS).

2019.10.01 | Lise Wendel Eriksen

As a new Jens Christian Skou Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Jens Leipziger will carry out research into the Cystic Fibrosis Urine Test. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.

On 1 October 2019, Jens Leipziger begins a fellowship at AIAS at Aarhus University. Here he will work on the project: The discovery, relevance and application of the Cystic Fibrosis Urine Test.

Jens Leipziger is a medical doctor and biomedical researcher who primarily researches the molecular mechanisms in the functioning of the kidneys. During his fellowship he will study whether and how a urine test can identify the degree of loss of function in a particular gene in patients with cystic fibrosis – known as the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator gene (CFTR).

The urine test which Jens Leipziger and his research team are behind shows that the ability of cystic fibrosis patients to excrete bicarbonate in urine is severely reduced. The test may possibly also identify those patients who respond well to medical treatment and those who do not.

AIAS has selected twenty new fellows who will begin on either 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020. Only four of these are Jens Christian Skou Fellowships as these are reserved for researchers from Aarhus University.

Read more about Jens Christian Skou Fellowships on the AIAS website


Professor Jens Georg Leipziger
Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine
Mobile: (+45) 60  20 2760
Email: leip@aias.au.dk

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