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Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Cross-disciplinary research to solve the challenges of tomorrow related to disease and food
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is allocating up to DKK 360 million for research that will provide ambitious suggestions for how to solve global challenges related to disease and food. This will be achieved through...
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Novo Nordisk Foundation promotes the use of smart nanomaterials within life science and biotechnology
Functional nanomaterials have a considerable and virtually untapped potential within life science and biotechnology. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme will support research that will accelerate the development of smart nanomaterials that can be...
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Mathematical modelling will advance understanding of the mechanisms underlying health and disease
Mathematical modelling is an important tool for predicting the trajectory of disease outbreaks; for example, in connection with a virus pandemic. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme seeks to support cross-disciplinary research with the...
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Novo Nordisk Foundation focuses on alternative sources of protein for tomorrow’s food production
Proteins from plants, fungi and microorganisms must replace the demand for animal-based protein in our foods. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme will support research that will work towards achieving this goal. Increasing strain...
Monday, 28 October 2019
The Foundation awards DKK 300 million for research projects that tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded DKK 60 million each to five researchers from Rigshospitalet, the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark for ambitious projects that address global challenges within health...
Monday, 28 October 2019
The Foundation awards DKK 60 million for research on the role of gut microbiota in diet and health
The Novo Nordisk Foundation will help researchers to improve understanding of how gut microbiota affect our health by awarding nearly DKK 60 million to focus on an insufficiently explored theme within research on diet...
Monday, 28 October 2019
Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 120 million for research on crop resilience
The Foundation is providing DKK 120 million for research that will make crops more resilient to plant diseases and climate change. A growing population coupled with a need to reduce the impact of food...
Monday, 28 October 2019
Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 120 million for research on emerging infectious diseases
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded DKK 120 million for research on persistent bacterial infections and the potential transmission of the influenza A virus from pigs to people. The research will enhance understanding of...
Monday, 30 September 2019
Novo Nordisk Foundation will award up to 480 million through the 2020 Challenge Programme
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is opening for applications for the Challenge Programme 2020 on 14 October. DKK 480 million is earmarked research within healthcare, biotechnology, and – as something new – natural and technical...
Monday, 30 September 2019
Better knowledge about plant biomass degradation will advance enzymology and the biochemistry of biomass utilization and biosustainability
Advancing biomass utilization and biosustainability requires improving understanding of the microbial degradation of plant biomass. Through its Challenge Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation will help by supporting research on microbial secretomes and the plant...