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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...
Monday, 30 September 2019
Novo Nordisk Foundation to focus on quantum simulators to advance the understanding of complex processes and push the development of tomorrow’s medicines
As part of its Challenge Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation will support research on the development of quantum simulators. Overcoming the limitations of today’s computers through quantum-based simulation holds the potential to transform computing,...
Monday, 30 September 2019
Novo Nordisk Foundation will support innovative research that can provide new insight into the role of metabolism in neurodegenerative diseases
As part of its Challenge Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation will support research on neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on the metabolic aspects of these diseases. Millions of people worldwide have neurodegenerative diseases such...
Monday, 30 September 2019
Novo Nordisk Foundation wants to help the strained ecosystems
A growing worldwide demand for food and biomass and parallel goals on reducing CO2 emissions and the use of fossil fuels significantly strain global ecosystems. As part of its Challenge Programme, the Novo Nordisk...
Monday, 4 February 2019
Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 360 million through its Challenge Programme
Page 1 of every genetics textbook states that the molecular machinery inside cells transforms the information from DNA into functioning proteins. Reality is, however, not nearly that simple, because numerous auxiliary proteins help to...