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Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism implements the Foundation Board’s granting decisions for the support of basic and clinical research within endocrinology and metabolism in the Nordic countries.

The Board has decided to grant DKK 170 million (€22.8 million) annually via the applications evaluated by the Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism. The grant budget is allocated to project grants (DKK 80 million), and Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Research Leader Programme Grants (DKK 90 million).

The Committee additionally implements the Board’s granting decisions for the Jacobæus Prize and Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture – the latter in collaboration with the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes.

The Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism was formally established as the Nordic Research Committee in 1989, but its history dates back to 1923. The Committee comprises a Chair and members from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The Board of the Foundation appoints the Chair and the other members in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

The current members of the Committee are listed below.

Anna Krook

Chairman

Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Has been a member since 2014.

Mikael Rydén

Member

Professor, Clinical and Experimental Adipose Tissue Research, and Senior Consultant in Endocrinology, Head of Endocrinology Research unit and of Center for Clinical Metabolic Research, Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital
Has been a member since 2017.

Lena Eliasson

Member

Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University Diabetes Centre, Malmö, Sweden
Has been a member since 2018.

Eystein Sverre Huseby

Member

Professor, Klinisk Institutt, University of Bergen and consultant, Medisinsk Avdeling, Haukeland Universitetssykehus, Bergen, Norge
Has been a member since 2019.

Taneli Raivio

Member

Professor, group leader at the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Helsinki and pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki Finland
Has been a member since 2019.

Henriette Pilegaard

Member

Professor, Department for Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Copenhagen
Has been a member since 2020.

Benedicte Alexandra Lie

Member

Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo
Has been a member since 2020.

John Eriksson

Member

Professor, Faculty of Science, Åbo Akademi University
and Director, Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku, Finland
Has been a member since 2021.

Bo Abrahamsen

Member

Professor, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark
and Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Holbæk Hospital
Has been a member since 2021.