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Committee on Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme 2024 – Disentangling insulin resistance

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 2024 the theme is: Disentangling insulin resistance.

The Board has established a grant budget of DKK 360 million for the entire Challenge Programme in 2024, 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.

Michael Roden


Professor, German Diabetes Center, Germany

Robert Semple


Professor, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Patrick Schrauwen


Professor, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Ellen Blaak


Professor, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Cecilia Lindgren


Professor, Big data institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Geltrude Mingrone


Professor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy / King's College London, United Kingdom