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Thursday, 30 June 2022
DKK 55 million grant for extracting valuable materials from sludge
The world’s wastewater treatment plants produce millions and millions of tonnes of sludge that is not exploited optimally. This sludge is typically used in biogas plants, incinerated or spread on fields as fertiliser. This...
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Major boost for research on the interaction between inflammatory bowel diseases, the immune system and gut bacteria
Millions of people globally have the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The current treatment options for people with these disabling diseases are limited, but this may change in the future....
Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Major grant for developing artificial muscles
Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov is receiving a grant of DKK 48 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for developing artificial muscles made from silicone and spider silk. In the future, people with mobility difficulties, such...
Wednesday, 29 June 2022
DKK 337 million awarded for research that can help solve major societal challenges
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants totalling DKK 337 million to six experienced researchers, who now have the opportunity to work in-depth on major projects within sustainability and health. One research team will convert...
Friday, 20 May 2022
The Novo Nordisk Foundation seeks research-based solutions to major societal challenges within health and sustainability
Through its extensive Challenge Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation invites excellent researchers to explore three major challenges to help improve people’s health and the sustainability of society and the planet. In 2023, the Foundation’s...
Friday, 20 May 2022
Improved models for prediction of climate change and effect of mitigating solutions
Human-induced climate change constitutes one of the most pressing global challenges in modern times. If we fail to mitigate these changes, it will likely push the planet to a tipping point where we will...
Friday, 20 May 2022
Beyond vaccines: Developing new therapeutics based on RNA and other oligonucleotides
The toolbox for drug discovery is continuously expanding beyond traditional small molecules, peptide- and protein-based therapies. The development of the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 are probably the most well-known example of RNA-based therapeutics. However,...
Friday, 20 May 2022
Healthy and nutritious food for a growing world population
Producing healthy and nutritious food to a growing world population without exhausting our planet’s resources is a pressing global challenge. 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions are derived from food systems, and 80% of...
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Save the Date: Workshop Challenge 2022 – Energy materials with biological applications
On Wednesday, 25 August 2021 the Novo Nordisk Foundation will host a workshop with the aim of bringing together the research community interested in energy materials with biological applications for an exciting day of...
Friday, 18 June 2021
Two major grants will boost the mathematical modelling of disease
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded DKK 96 million for research into how mathematical modelling can enhance the knowledge of researchers and doctors on disease and treatment. Today, talking about research on disease almost inevitably...