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Alexander Jais receives EFSD/Novo Nordisk Foundation Future Leaders Award

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Alexander Jais leading the Junior Research Group Diet-Induced Metabolic Alterations at HI-MAG has received a Future Leaders Award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (ESFD)/Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Alexander Jais leading the Junior Research Group Diet-Induced Metabolic Alterations at HI-MAG has received a Future Leaders Award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (ESFD)/Novo Nordisk Foundation. This highly competitive grant supports young and promising researchers of excellence to investigate the pathomechanisms of diabetes.

His team investigates the role of the central nervous system in the regulation of glucose homeostasis. In particular, neuronal populations that are activated by palatable, energy-dense foods and adapt the physiological processes of the organism to its energy state. He will receive approximately 672,000 euros (a total of five million Danish kroner) over the next five years for his research.

Alexander Jais studied Biomedicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and received his PhD in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the Medical University of Vienna. He then moved to Germany to join the department of Jens Brüning at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne as a PostDoc. In 2021, he started his own group, "Diet-Induced Metabolic Alterations," at the Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG) in Leipzig.