Prof. Niels Borregaard, DMSc has been selected for one of Denmark's largest medical awards; a clinical medical award which will be officially handed over by KFJ-fonden on 21 June. The prize of DKK 1.5 mill. has been awarded to Niels Borregaard for his research into blood's immune system.
In addition to the clinical medical award, Prof. Ulrik Gether, DMSc from the University of Copenhagen has won a pre-clinical medical award for his research into the brain's signalling systems.The University of Copenhagen writes in a press release:"Since studying medicine at Aarhus University, Prof. Niels Borregaard DMSc, Consultant, has been interested in the blood's immune system. Niels Borregaard's curiosity has targeted the white blood cells, the neutrophile granulocytes, which are the body's primary phagocytes. These cells are the first to reach an infection and 'eat' the foreign pathogens.In scientific circles, Niels Borregaard's research has created great understanding for how the body's immune system attacks infections with rather strong proteins, without the proteins also damaging the surrounding tissue.Over his long research career, through original methodology development, Niels Borregaard has contributed to identifying several important proteins in the granulocytes which influence the body's immune system against bacterial infection."For further information, please contact:Prof. Niels Borregaard, DMSc Tel: +45 3977 3277