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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...
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Novo Nordisk Foundation focuses on research within plant biology to encourage sustainable food production
The Novo Nordisk Foundation recently earmarked DKK 1.8 billion (€241 million) for continuing its Challenge Programme for a further 5 years. One of the three themes for 2018 is research within plant biology, a new...
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Six major research projects aim to solve global technology or health challenges.
Novo Nordisk Foundation awards Challenge Programme grants of DKK 360 million for six research projects Six major research projects aim to solve global technology or health challenges. The projects, which are each receiving DKK 60 million,...
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Analysing wastewater from 100 countries to reduce antibiotic resistance
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is awarding DKK 300 million for five ambitious research projects covering antibiotic resistance and developing better drugs. Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health. A new ambitious...
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 120 million for research on the role of the gut microbiome in metabolic diseases
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded two new grants under its Challenge Programme, which aims to enable research of the highest quality that focuses on finding answers to key global technological or health-related challenges....