Alicia Lundby awarded The For Women in Science 2013 Prize from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Alicia Lundby, Postdoctoral fellow at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research in the Group of Professor Jesper V. Olsen, has been awarded the For Women in Science 2013 Prize by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters for her research of the molecular mechanisms that control the heart beat. Alicia's research has so far revealed that regulation of the heart rhythm depends on no fewer than 353 proteins. She is currently investigating which of these proteins are the most important regulators of the heart. Understanding the function and cellular regulation of these proteins may pave the way for development of new cardiovascular drugs to treat cardiac arrhythmias, which in the worst case lead to sudden heart failure and death.
The 'For Women in Science Prize' is the Danish part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program. The prizes have been awarded globally since 1998. Along with the honour comes a prize of DKK 110,000.
Read article about Alicia Lundby and the Prize from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 'Universitetsavisen' (in Danish only)
Alicia will receive her prize at a ceremony at the Academy of Sciences on January 15th, 2014 at 14:00. The Prize will be awarded by the Danish minister for education, Christine Antorini