Research in the Maersk Tower – University of Copenhagen

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Research in the Maersk Tower

The research facilities in the Maersk Tower are still waiting to be put to use. 12 of the 15 floors will house some of the world’s leading research groups within the health and medical sciences. The researchers will conduct frontline research in fields vital to the future treatment of cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart conditions and allergies.

Who work on the various floors?

Ground floor

This is where you will find shared facilities such as auditoriums, classrooms and the canteen.

Floors 2-3

Here the Center for Healthy Aging conducts research into how more people can life a healthy life. From a cross-disciplinary approach, the centre researches ageing at all levels – from cells to individuals and society – in order to gain knowledge of biological, medical, psychological and social factors.

Floors 4-5

Here the Center for Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research into the basic mechanisms of diseases, stem cell research, gene therapy, motor functions, medicinal products’ effect on the brain and the transport of fluids in the brain and the glymphatic systems and their role in the brains of healthy and sick individuals, respectively.

Floors 6-8

Here the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (the Metabolism Center) conducts research into lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity-related conditions, both of which are increasing rapidly worldwide.

Floor 9

Here the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) conducts research into cardiac rhythm disorders, which is the main cause of death among young people (next to accidents). The department also conducts research in membrane protein structural biology to shed light on how membrane proteins are linked to disease.

Floor 10

Here the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) conducts research into human cells and cell diseases. The department conducts research into the molecular mechanisms behind heart development and congenital heart defects and into cell molecules focussing on sugar chains and their significance to normal development and disease.

Floors 11-14

Here the Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM) conducts research into the immune system in order to gain better knowledge of and be able to fight diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and sclerosis. The department also conducts research into allergies, including hay fever, asthma and nettle rash, and into eczema and the development of vaccines.

Floor 15

The top floor offers conference facilities, faculty club and partial public access to one of the best views of Copenhagen.