Konstantin Khodosevich receives the NNF Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator grant
For many years, Konstantin Khodosevich has investigated the functions of the brain in order to understand how mental disorders arise during brain development. Through the years, his research has contributed to scientific breakthroughs and new discoveries, but it is still uncertain why some people are more prone to mental disorders, and what goes wrong during brain development. By receiving this grant, Konstantin now stands ready to launch a project that may result in new groundbreaking understandings of the development of mental disorders and who are in risk of developing such.
“The grant will allow my group to implement most advanced technologies for high resolution analyses of changes in the brain that contribute to mental disorders. The results of the project should dramatically improve our understanding of how mental disorders arise and why some people are more vulnerable to mental disorders”, says Konstantin Khodosevich, group leader at BRIC.
The title of the project is “Neuronal circuits controlling psychiatric disorders”, for which Konstantin Khodosevich has received the Novo Nordisk Foundation Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator grant of 9.931.923 DKK over a period of 5 years.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator grant is aimed at medical and natural sciences research, mainly within basic biomedical research, translational research and clinical research.
Konstantin Khodosevich holds a PhD in molecular biology from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Moscow, Russia, and has since done extensive research in brain development at the Department of Clinical Neurobiology at the Heidelberg University Hospital and at German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2015 he moved to Copenhagen, where he became a group leader at the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen. Besides numerous publications and discoveries, Konstantin is also one of the key persons behind Danish Single-Cell Network, which recently launched the new website https://singlecell.ku.dk/