Laurent Roybon was awarded a research grant from prestigious Norwegian foundation Olav Thon, together with colleagues from Olso University and Kuopio University.
The Olav Thon foundation support excellent researchers working on neurodegenerative diseases. This year, only 3 research grants for consortia were awarded. The grant is of 10 million NOK for 4 years.
Laurent Roybon is Docent in Neurobiology, Associate Professor, leading a research group composed of 3 postdoctoral fellows and 2 PhD students, shared engineers and visiting scientists. Research in his laboratory relies on the use of induced pluripotent stem cells to understand neurodegenerative processes, a model he has learned when working as senior postdoc at Columbia University of New York and Project ALS laboratory for Stem Cell Research.