Azerbaijani brain professor gets around 5 million euros grant
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.10
Messoud Ashina, an Azerbaijani living in Denmark has received 5.3 million euros worth grant from Lundbeck Foundation, Trend reports citing the Foundation’s website.
The Lundbeck Foundation is awarding grants worth DKK 232 million (30 million euros) to six leading neuroscientists: three at Aarhus University and three at the University of Copenhagen. The LF Professorships programme is the Foundation’s largest grant allocation to date.
As part of his research, Messoud Ashina Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, will investigate and seek to identify new methods for treating migraine. His studies focus on clinical research, among other things inducing migraine in patients in order to track and understand the processes that trigger an attack. He aims to elucidate the role of neuroinflammation in development of a migraine attack and he will investigate whether activation of a sub-group of potassium channels may form the basis for a new treatment for migraine in the future.
The other professors are: Poul Nissen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics – DANDRITE, Aarhus University, Jelena Radulovic, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Andreas Kjær, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet and Ole Kiehn, Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen.