Azadeh Shahsavar receives a Pioneer Innovator 2023 grant
Assistant Professor Azadeh Shahsavar has received a Pioneer Innovator 2023 grant of 1 mill DKK from Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The title of the project is “Unlocking the Structural Basis for Allosteric Inhibition of Neurotransmitter Transporters” and the project
team will consist of Assistant Professor Azadeh Shahsavar and a postdoc.
With this project, the researchers aim to provide the blueprints for the development of more effective therapeutics for the treatment of neuropathic pain and cognitive impairments. The team will have access to the CFIM facility here at UCPH and Embion at Aarhus University where they will use single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to obtain high-resolution structural data.
The project team will collaborate with Professor Robert Vandenberg from University of Sydney.