Juleen Rae ZierathPhD
Juleen R. Zierath is Executive Director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research. She is also Professor and Scientific Director of the Center’s Section of Integrative Physiology (20%). In addition, she holds a position as Professor of Clinical Integrative Physiology and Head of the Section of Integrative Physiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
Juleen R. Zierath was the recipient of the 2016 Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture awarded to a scientist from a Nordic country for distinguished research or treatment related to diabetes. She has previously been awarded the Paul-Langerhans Medal from the German Diabetes Society (2015), the Minkowski Prize from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2001), the Hagberg Prize from Karolinska Institutet (2001) and the Fernström Prize (1999).
In 2016, she received a 10-year research grant for Distinguished Professors from the Swedish Research Council (50M SEK), and in 2015, she became the grant holder of a 6-year Challenge Programme from the Novo Nordisk Foundation (60M DKK). She has previously been the recipient of a 5-year Advanced Grant Award from the European Research Council (2.5M EUR) and has received several diabetes-focused European Union grants in the 6th framework program including EUGENE2, EUGeneHeart, and EXGENESIS.