New professor to map diseases using advanced tissue analyses

Victor Puelles, a new professor at Aarhus University, will increase our understanding of e.g. kidney diseases and cancerous tumours using advanced tissue analyses.

Victor Puelles has a medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru and a PhD from Monash University in Australia Photo: Nicolai Hildebrand, AU Foto Photo: Nicolai Hildebrandt, AU Foto

Tissue analyses provide a clear representation of e.g. cancer cells and thereby improve the possibility to diagnose and treat patients. The Department of Clinical Medicine is upgrading its laboratory for advanced tissue analyses and has appointed Victor Puelles as professor. He will analyse biopsies to understand the anatomical changes that may occur when the body's tissue is attacked by disease. 

Victor Puelles is currently working to create a better understanding of why and how chronic kidney diseases develop. He can also use advanced tissue analyses to map other infectious diseases, diabetes, neurological diseases and tumours to obtain a better basis for diagnosing patients in the future.

Professor Victor Puelles has also received a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation's Young Investigator Award to fund his research.


Professor, MD, PhD Victor Puelles
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine