Lundbeckfonden news

In September 2015, the UN adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals to help us combat hunger, poverty, oppression and climate change up to 2030. However, if we are to reach the UN’s ambitious goals, we need new innovative solutions. To help meet this challenge, the Lundbeck Foundation has provided UNLEASH with funding of DKK 2...
Financially, 2016 was a good year for the Lundbeck Foundation. According to the annual report, our profits grew to DKK 2.5 billion, net worth increased to DKK 61 billion and we awarded grants totalling almost half a billion Danish kroner to biomedical sciences research. But what were the stories behind the figures? Who did we...
A DKK 60 million grant from the Lundbeck Foundation will enable scientists at Aarhus University’s DANDRITE research centre to continue their work up to 2022. The aim is to create ground-breaking results and to be one of the world’s leading brain research centres. When a healthy brain falls ill, intercellular communication changes. However, we still...
Copenhagen, Denmark – May 8, 2017: Danish-based Dermtreat today announced the successful closure of a USD 17.7 mill. Series A financing led by the US-based leading venture capital firm, Sofinnova, with the leading Nordic venture capital firms Novo Seeds and Lundbeckfonden Emerge in the syndicate. Existing shareholders are also participating. Dermtreat has developed the Rivelin®...
2016 was a good year for Lundbeckfonden, with growth in all activities. The Foundation’s profit grew to DKK 2.465 billion, net worth increased to DKK 61.3 billion and grants totalling DKK 493 million were awarded to Danish-based biomedical sciences research. Lundbeckfonden reached a milestone in 2016 when the market value of the Foundation’s net assets...
The Lundbeck Foundation’s major research prize – The Brain Prize – goes this year to three UK-based brain researchers for explaining how learning is associated with the reward system of the brain. The prizewinners have found a key to understanding the mechanisms in the brain that lead to compulsive gambling, drug addiction and alcoholism. Read...
According to a new report by Aarhus University, Danish brain research is making rapid strides compared with other countries; but there’s still much to be done if we’re to rank among the world leaders Danish brain researchers are more adept than ever before at generating scientific results. In terms of volume of scientific publications, Denmark...
Once again this year, Lundbeckfonden is awarding talent prizes to four talented young scientists under the age of 30. All four have made remarkable and promising contributions to research at a very early stage of their careers. “Supporting and contributing to the development of the careers of scientists is one of Lundbeckfonden’s cornerstones. These young...
Each year, Lundbeckfonden allocates around 10% of its grants to fellowships for some of the most talented scientists at Danish universities and research institutions. Consequently, they constitute a significant proportion of the foundation’s contribution to biomedical sciences research in Denmark. This year is no exception. Five new Lundbeckfonden fellows were officially presented with their research...
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