Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) was established in 2007 at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance.
The establishment of the centre was made possible by a generous donation of 600 million DKK (~113 MUSD) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation as well as through significant contributions from the University of Copenhagen for the renovation of the centre facilities.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation donated 180 million DKK to CPR in 2015, and in 2019 an additional 700 million DKK to fund CPR 2.0 in the next 5-year period.
To become a world-leader in exploring how protein modifications and their functional networks drive fundamental biological processes that underlie health and disease.
To integrate innovative protein technologies, big data analytics and mechanism-based research to:
- Advance understanding of disease-related protein networks
- Train future leaders in academia and industrial biomedicine
- Become an unmatched global partner in protein science
The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and skills within its research programs spanning disease systems biology, proteomics, high throughput protein production and characterisation, chemical biology, disease biology, and protein therapeutics.
The centre contributes to the progress of translational research within medicine and provides fundamental insights which can be used to promote drug discovery and development.
More detailed descriptions of the research conducted at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research see the overview of all CPR Research groups.
By the end of 2016 CPR had 154 employees. The figure below shows the distribution of scientific, research support and administrative staff as well as gender distribution, scientific staff positions and nationalities.