Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Cluster Days 2021 - Senior

    Cluster Days is an annual networking event for the Novo Nordisk Foundation grant holders. The event consists of two one-day events for respectively Senior and Junior staff. For Junior staff, we refer to this event page. The days offer intense networking and inspiration for and by staff at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centres, major Novo Nordisk Foundation investigator grant holders and Steno Diabetes Center researchers. The theme for Senior Cluster Day 2021 is ‘Translating Science Beyond Academia’.

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    13 October 2021

    This day is for PIs, Senior staff and Group Leaders


    This event is for NNF grant holders and registration is mandatory. When subscribing, please indicate which breakout room you would like to be assigned to.

    Contact Johan Jansen or Laila Schultz at the Novo Nordisk Foundation if you have questions or inquiries regarding the event.


    12:30 pm Registration and sandwiches
    1:00 pm Welcome w/ Sofie Singbrant Söderberg, Senior Programme Lead, PhD
    1:10 pm Introduction by Mads Krogsgaard, CEO, Novo Nordisk Fonden
    2:00 pm Break // 20-minutes
    2:20 pm “Translating Science Beyond Aademia” by Mette Rosenkilde, Professor at Department of Biomedical Sciences and Head of Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory
    2:50 pm “’Bringing Science to Life” by Anja Boisen, Professor at Department of Health Technology, IDUN center of excellence, DTU

    3:20 pm “BioInnovation Institute” by Jens Nielsen, CEO of BioInnovation Institute Foundation BII
    3:35 pm Biobreak & Relocation to Breakout rooms
    3:45 pm Facilitated networking with different departments at the Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Break-out rooms:

    Natural & Technical Sciences: Breaking beyond academia: What are your thoughts on translating basic research and education within the natural and technical sciences into societal value creation? We hope for a vivid discussion and are also available for questions on our focus areas and funding opportunities.

    BioMedicine & Health Sciences: Basic, translational and clinical research. Strategic focus areas: Health data, innovative therapies, coherence in health care, and infectious disease

    BioTech: Bring your questions to the Biotechnology team and get informed about the strategy for industrial and environmental biotechnology, and plant-agriculture-food areas. We hope to stimulate discussions on mission driven programs and translation to impact on sustainability.

    Precision Cardiometabolic Medicine: From biomedical research to clinical practice. Hosted by Paul Franks and Allan Mønsted Hansen from Patient Care department in NNF.

    Innovation: Focus on the NNF-BII-Novo Seeds Innovation pipeline “From bright ideas to better healthcare”
    4:30 pm Apéritif
    5:00 pm “The power of data – unlocking insights” // Evening lecture w/ Thomas Senderovitz, Senior Vice President, Data Science at Novo Nordisk
    6:00 pm Dinner
    8:15 pm Thank you for a splendid day!
    *Please note that the programme might be subject to changes
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