Associate Professor Richard Kumaran Kandasamy at the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research has received an Onsager Fellowship at NTNU. The Onsager Fellowship Programme is designed to recruit young, internationally recognized researchers to strengthen the university’s academic community.
Kandasamy’s research group aims to understand the molecular aspects of inflammation and antiviral signaling using state-of-the-art modern technologies to identify drug targets for treatment of inflammatory and infectious diseases. Inflammation plays a major role in the initiation and pathogenesis of a number of diseases such as sepsis, atherosclerosis and diabetes, among others.
The Onsager Fellowship Holders were announced at a reception by Rector Gunnar Bovim, on 26 may 2016.