Several diabetes researchers at LUDC receive grants from the Swedish Research Council
Six researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC) were recently awarded grants within medicine and health by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). The six researchers are members of the strategic research area Excellence of diabetes research in Sweden (EXODIAB) at Lund University.
- Daniel Agardh, adjunct professor in pediatrics and research group leader in celiac disease and diabetes, was awarded SEK 4.8 million for a project that will investigate factors associated with the onset of celiac disease.
- Anna Blom, research group leader and professor of medical protein chemistry, was awarded SEK 9 million for her studies of the roles of the complement system in infections and immune regulation.
- Sofia Enhörning, associate professor in perinatal and cardiovascular epidemiology, was awarded SEK 5.5 million for studies into the relevance of water intake and seasonal environmental factors to metabolic and vascular disease.
- Luis Sarmiento-Pérez, researcher in diabetes and immunovirology, was awarded SEK 4.8 million for his studies of new mechanisms and biomarkers associated with the viral pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
- Enming Zhang, associate professor in experimental endocrinology and research group leader in diabetes – islet patophysiology, was awarded SEK 4.8 million. The project grant will be used for studies of mechanostimulated pancreatic beta-cell insulin secretion and signalling pathways and possible applications within diabetes treatment.
- Peter Zygmunt, professor of pharmacology, was awarded SEK 2.4 million for his studies on intrinsic sensory properties of Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels.