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Committee on Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Challenge Programme 2022 – Immunity at Mucosal Surfaces

The Committee implements the Board of the Foundation’s decision to award the Foundation’s Challenge Programme grants that supports research within annually decided research themes. In 2022 the theme within Biomedicine is:

Immunity at Mucosal Surfaces

The Board has established a grant budget of DKK 360 million for the entire Challenge Programme in 2022, for large programme grants, each of DKK 30-60 million.

The Board selects the committee members among international experts in the fields of the annual research theme in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

The current members of the Committee are listed below.

Marcus Neurath


Professor, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Carlos A Guzmán


Professor, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

Catherine Hawrylowicz


Professor, King’s College London, UK

Bart Lambrecht


Professor, Ghent University, Belgium

Cecilia Johansson


Professor, Imperial College London, UK

Christoph Müller


Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland