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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.

At the beginning of 2015, the Novo Nordisk Foundation donated additional 180 million DKK for the next funding period.


To be the world-leading centre for integrative protein technologies and their application to accelerate understanding of the biological processes underlying health and disease.


To develop integrated protein technology platforms and large heterogeneous data management systems to:

  1. Further the understanding of complex protein networks in fundamental biology and disease
  2. Produce the next generation of top-tier protein scientists
  3. Become an unmatched global partner in protein research

Research at CPR

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.

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