Medical Biotech Centre Inaugurated
Odense - The University of Southern Denmark inaugurated the Medical Biotechnology Centre (MBC) in Winsløwpar-ken, close to Odense University Hospital, in late October. The new research centre will focus on biomedical research and in particular on the molecular analysis of disease mechanisms.
Seven professors have been appointed by the University of Southern Denmark and will be based at the new centre along with their research groups - all representing cutting edge research in disease areas such as cancer, sclerosis, arthritis, CNS, cardiovascular diseases, infections and stem cell research. Each research group has to generate own research funding. The interdisciplinary approach contributes to obtaining new knowledge on human cells and protein functions that may contribute to the development of new treatments.
“We have put great emphasis on putting together groups with no direct competition. At the same time such groups need to share areas of research in order to benefit from each other. We expect new scientific results and synergies to grow in constellations such as the MBC,” said Mogens Hørder, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.