The Novo Nordisk Foundation has just published this year’s grants in their ambitious Challenge Program
The program addresses current societal challenges. And according to Novo Nordisk Foundation’s CEO, Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, the grants have been given to projects that “are ambitious, innovative and, above all, courageous”.
Michael Skipper Andersen has received a grant of DKK 49.6 million for his research project ”Predictive, multi-scale, multi-factorial Mathematical modeling of Knee OsteoArthritis (MathKOA)”.
The project aims to develop a mathematical model that will enable computer-based investigations to map the outcomes of various treatment options and thereby be able to offer optimised and personalised treatments.
The project will start 1 January 2022, and it will be carried out in collaboration with project partners Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Associate Professor Kristian Kjær Petersen (HST), Professor Rami Korhonen (University of Eastern Finland) and Professor Hanna Issakson (Lund University) in addition to collaborators at Aalborg University Hospital, Lund University and MIT.