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The Lundbeck Foundation had a successful 2017 with continued growth in turnover and a record-high profit of DKK 3.9 billion before special items. The Lundbeck Foundation also awarded grants worth DKK 507 million to biomedical sciences research – the highest level in the foundation’s history. • Turnover climbed 5% from DKK 33,748 million in 2016...
The Society for Neuroscience will receive around 4.5 million Danish kroner from the Lundbeck Foundation over the next five years for further development of brain research’s leading knowledge portal – BrainFacts.org. The Lundbeck Foundation joins the exclusive company of the major foundations and institutions that have already entered a partnership with knowledge portal BrainFacts.org. BrainFacts.org...
The tireless efforts of these four leading scientists to understand Alzheimer’s have provided the foundation for treatment of one of the most devastating diseases of our era. For this, they are receiving the world’s most valuable prize for brain research, The Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize, worth 1 million euros. Denmark sees 7,500 new cases of...
The neurotransmitter dopamine motivates us to act – sometimes sensibly but sometimes decidedly unwisely. In the run-up to the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Brain Prize on 6 March, one of last year’s winners – Professor Wolfram Schultz – tells us about his ground-breaking research into the brain’s reward system, dopamine and addiction....
A large international team of scientists has retrieved the entire DNA from an 11,500-year-old skeleton of a child from Alaska. Their finding has just been published in Nature. This discovery pushes the date of the first migration to the American continent back by 10,000 years. It also shows that, at one point, the Native Americans...
With calls for applications for two major thematic grants, the Lundbeck Foundation is ready to provide funding of up to 250 million Danish kroner for brain research. The larger of the two is aimed at personalised medicine, supporting national strategy in this field. Brain disorders cost society more than cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease together....
With the help of an ingenious calculation method, a Danish-American research project has identified a further 62 human genes which, “with very high likelihood”, will develop carcinogenic mutations. This method enables identification of the cause of many cases of cancer which, today, end up being classified as ‘inexplicable’. We can learn a lot about a...
“We put the brain first.” This is the title of the Lundbeck Foundation’s new strategy for charitable activities. One of the objectives of the strategy is to elevate Denmark to the ranks of the world’s leading brain research nations, and it is against this background that the Foundation aims to increase its grants to the...
The Lundbeck Foundation has appointed Thomas Sinkjær as Senior Vice President of Grants & Prizes as of 1 January 2018. This is a new post aimed at strengthening and focusing the Foundation’s grant allocation activities, which include its prestigious brain research accolade, The Brain Prize. The Lundbeck Foundation grants almost half a billion Danish kroner...
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Robust operating profit and record level of funds for grants
18. April 2018
The Lundbeck Foundation enters partnership with BrainFacts.org
10. April 2018
Four neuroscientists receive The Brain Prize for crucial research on Alzheimer’s
6. March 2018

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