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Ground-breaking research into learning honoured with the world’s largest brain research prize

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.

Danish brain research heading for the premier league
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.
Lundbeckfonden announces thematic call 2016
Lundbeckfonden announces thematic call 2016
New knowledge about DNA repair can be turned into cancer inhibitors

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a molecular mechanism that reads so-called epigenetic information and boosts repair of lesions in our DNA. This knowledge can be used to develop new targeted cancer treatment in which “inhibitor molecules” can prevent cancer cells from repairing themselves. The researchers have taken out a patent for their new knowledge and the results have just been published in Nature.

Lundbeckfonden maintains grant level at half a billion DKK a year
2015 was an eventful year for Lundbeckfonden. The Foundation’s assets grew but the year ended in a loss of DKK 3 billion. This was particularly due to non-recurring costs accrued by the foundation’s largest subsidiary, H. Lundbeck A/S, which restructured in connection with a new strategy.
Lundbeck Foundation initiates unique collaboration with American NIH
Danish brain researchers are now being given a unique opportunity to gain access to new, strong international research teams. As one of the first partners outside the US, Lundbeck Foundation has established a formal collaboration with the prestigious American medical research institution NIH.
Ground-breaking research into memory honoured

Ground-breaking research into memory honoured with the world’s largest prize for brain research

DKK 111 million for the best research ideas
Lundbeck Foundation has now signed the contracts that will provide twelve innovative, ground-breaking health science research projects with access to DKK 111 million.
IO Biotech Raises 11 Million Euro in a Series A Financing Round
 IO Biotech today announced the successful completion of a €11 million Series A financing round. Participants were new investor Lundbeckfonden as well as existing investor Novo A/S.
Lundbeck Foundation grants research prizes and fellowships for DKK 60.7 million
Doling out over DKK 60 million to ground-breaking research is a good way to spend a Monday evening, and that is what Lundbeck Foundation has chosen to do on Monday, 9 November, when the Foundation celebrates six new Fellows, who will each receive DKK 10 million, and also hands out this year’s Research Prize for Young Scientists and four Talent Prizes.
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