Sapere Aude grant to Associate Professor Stephan A. Pless – University of Copenhagen

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24 November 2017

Sapere Aude grant to Associate Professor Stephan A. Pless

Sapere Aude Grant

Associate Professor Stephan A. Pless from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology has been awarded the prestigious Sapere Aude Grant.

Associate Professor Stephan Pless from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals and the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology has received the prestigious Sapere Aude grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The grant supports excellence in research and has this year given to 29 talented researchers. With the grant follows DKK 5.728.577.

The project
His project is centered around understanding the molecular details of how a protein residing in the cell membrane allows sodium to enter the cell. Mammals are unable to live without this protein, and its dysfunction can lead to devastating diseases. Yet we only have a very rudimentary understanding of how it actually functions or how it is regulated.

Associate Professor Stephan Pless

Stephan Pless is excited about receiving the grant: “I had been dreaming of starting this particular project since 2011, so I am very grateful for being given the opportunity to finally get this project off the ground. Given that dysfunction of this protein can lead to severe and deadly diseases, I hope that our work will form the basis for drug discovery projects aimed at this protein in the future”, he says.


Read the full portrait on Stephan A. Pless and his research project

Please see the portrait on Stephan Pless’s project (in Danish).