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An international research project, headed by DNA detective Eske Willerslev from the University of Copenhagen, shows in an article in Science that populations expanded rapidly across the Americas. Ancient human bones excavated from a Brazilian stalactite cave in the 1800s by legendary Danish natural scientist P W Lund play a key role. It was more...
The Lundbeck Foundation is yet again to be found at the very top of the foundation transparency barometer. A principal shareholder in large companies and distributor of considerable funding has a great responsibility to tell the world openly and honestly what it does, and how it does it. This is the philosophy behind the Lundbeck...
They’re not yet 30 but they have already shown outstanding talent, which is why three eminent upcoming researchers are receiving a Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize. “We have here three exceptional talents who’ve all made impressive contributions to their own research fields at a very young age. Time will tell what their talent holds – it...
Ane B. Fisker, doctor and senior researcher at the Danish National Serum Institute (SSI) and associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark, is awarded the 2018 Lundbeck Foundation Research Prize for Young Scientists. Her aim is to revolutionise medical science’s view on the effect of vaccines and vitamin supplements given to children in low-income...
They are in search of completely new knowledge about cancer evolution, gut feelings, the waste disposal system of cells, blood clots in the brain and the influence of genetic variations on proteins. Supported by a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, these five dedicated research talents can now devote themselves to their research over the next five years....
Through their work on the brains of ants, a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen has identified fundamental DNA networks which, with all likelihood, control brain activity. The discovery was recently published in the scientific journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. The method can be used to explore correlations between general brain functions and...
New method paves the way for mass production of snake antivenom without the many side effects of today’s products. Danish scientists – including a recipient of the Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize – played an important role in the research and development. Every year, around 100,000 people worldwide die from snakebites, and at least 400,000 of...
All set to evaluate the most prominent brain-related ventures. Six leading researchers will be the critical quality filter that will help the Lundbeck Foundation realise its ambition to make Denmark a world leader in brain research. These six scientists will make up a new Grants & Prizes Panel whose job, among other things, is to assist...
Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have received grants totalling 90 million Danish kroner to fund different ways of studying the hologenome – the collaboration between an animal’s own DNA and its gut bacteria. Salmon and fieldmice play a key role in this major research project, devoted to both the environment and development of new...
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Genetic sprint – all the way down through the Americas
9. November 2018
Denmark’s most transparent foundation for the third year running
8. November 2018
The Lundbeck Foundation honours three brilliant, upcoming research talents
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