Professor Jørgen F.P. Wojtaszewski receives award for deepening the understanding of how exercise makes muscles more sensitive
In 2021, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and the Novo Nordisk Foundation established the ‘Precision Diabetes Medicine Award’ for “outstanding researchers demonstrating potential to spark significant innovations in the treatment of people with diabetes”.
This year Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski was selected as one of two runners up and will receive DKK 500,000 for his research projects ‘Personalized Phosphoproteomics – Turning Phenotypic Variance into Scientific Progress’.
In this project, Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski and colleagues will delve into how signals in the body are dysregulated at the molecular level in diabetes and will deepen the understanding of how exercise makes muscles more sensitive to insulin.
The main Precision Diabetes Medicine Award goes to Dr. Angus Jones, Associate Professor at the University of Exeter, whose research enables more precise treatments for people with type 2 diabetes.