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From FUGE to BIOTEK2021

The Research Council of Norway recently launched its new large-scale initiative for biotechnology: Biotechnology for innovation (BIOTEK2021). The programme replaces the Programme on Functional Genomics in Norway (FUGE).
Date: 23.02.2012

Human biobanks and health data

Norwegian biobanks are a world-class research resource. The Research Council of Norway is launching a new programme for research on human biobanks and health data.
Date: 28.02.2012

The RCN grant application process: step by step

A simple video is now available which explains the Research Council of Norway’s grant application system and how applications are processed.
Date: 21.09.2012

First national strategy for biotechnology

Biotechnology will lead to new tools for enhancing value creation, improving health, and protecting the environment. This is the vision of the first strategy for biotechnology, presented by the Norwegian Government.
Date: 11.01.2012

Towards a bio-based society

Enough food for everyone, adaptation to climate change, and sustainable closed-loop systems are some of the benefits of the bioeconomy. The Research Council of Norway is proposing a substantial budget increase for boosting bioeconomy-related industrial development.
Date: 15.12.2011

Health science research growing fastest

Medical and health science research is the largest research field in Norway, and activities have increased dramatically in recent years. About NOK 7 billion is invested annually in this type of research.
Date: 13.12.2011

National marine research strategy underway

A report proposing a collective strategy for future Norwegian marine research will be completed by the end of 2012. A strategy committee has begun the process of drawing up the strategy report, which has been dubbed Hav21.
Date: 30.11.2011

New call for Euro-Indian projects

The theme for this third call for proposals from the New INDIGO Partnership Programme (NPP) is "Biotechnology applied to human health".
Date: 23.08.2013

Good genes yield high-quality meat products

Gene technology can help farmers to selectively breed production animals for increasingly high-quality meat, eggs and dairy products. “This can be accomplished without compromising animal welfare,” says a Norwegian animal geneticist.
Date: 13.09.2016

Norwegian prawns spice up Chinese noodles

Essences extracted from a prawn or octopus off the west coast of Norway could end up as flavouring in noodle packages in China.
Date: 13.10.2011

Food crops must withstand harsher weather

Rapid population growth and a swiftly changing climate compound the challenges of ensuring a secure global food supply. Genetically modified plants could help to solve the problem, believes a Norwegian crop researcher
Date: 10.10.2011

A taste of biotechnology

In recent decades, advances in biotechnology have opened up completely new opportunities for the sustainable production of safe, healthy food. Both food and biotechnology are important areas of focus for Norwegian research.
Date: 13.10.2011

Award to Norwegian life-saving company

A Stavanger-based company seeking to save lives when sudden illness occurs and reduce infant mortality in developing countries has been given The Research Council of Norway’s Innovation Award for 2011.
Date: 28.09.2011

Nanoparticles can hinder intracellular transport

New medicines containing nanoparticles are proven to have clear curative value, but complications can sometimes arise. Researchers at the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo have shown how nanoparticles can interfere with the transport of vital substances in cells.
Date: 24.08.2011

Cod’s surprising immune system

Norwegian research has revealed that the immune system of cod is very different from other fish and from mammals – a discovery that may shed light on the human immune system as well.
Date: 23.08.2011