D-IAS Chair Susanne Mandrup knighted with The Order of Dannebrog

D-IAS Chair, Professor Susanne Mandrup has been knighted with the prestigious, royal distinction: The Order of Dannebrog (In Danish: ‘Ridderkorset’) for her massive contribution to Danish research at University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

By Susanne Siig Petersen

The Order of Dannebrog is a means of honoring and rewarding the faithful servants of the modern Danish state for meritorious civil or military service, for a particular contribution to the arts, sciences or business life or for those working for Danish interests.

In this case, of course: It is about science and research.

Susanne Mandrup has been Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SDU since 2008 – where she has been the Director of Center of Excellence in Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) for years.

Last year she received a grant of DDK 60 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to establish a new Center for Adipocyte Signaling (ADIPOSIGN) at SDU. 

The purpose of this new research center is to combine experimental and computational systems approaches to obtain unprecedented insights into how fat cells receive and respond to signals at the level of the genome and the cell membrane.

Mandrup is an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and LettersAcademia Europaea, AcademiaNet, and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).

Congratulations on this exclusive recognition given by the Danish Monarchy. 

The Order of Dannebrog – a white cross with white silk ribbon – given by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark


Read more about the royal Danish orders and the ranking of them here

Read more about Susanne Mandrup here