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Committee on Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme 2023 – RNA- and Oligonucleotide-based Therapeutics

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 2023 the theme is: RNA- and Oligonucleotide-based Therapeutics

The Board has established a grant budget of DKK 360 million for the entire Challenge Programme in 2023, 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.

Thomas Thum


Professor, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, Germany

Camilla Petrycer Hansen


Novo Holdings, Denmark

Andrew Baker


Professor, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dan Peer


Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Sabine Müller


Professor, University of Greifswald, Germany

Matthew Wood


Professor, University of Oxford, United Kingdom