Foundation grants millions for research in biophysics  

The Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation has given grants of DKK 25 million for biophysics research at three universities

The Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation has given grants DKK 25 million (USD 4 million) for biophysics research at Aalborg University, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark. The money will support research into the behaviour of living systems at the molecular level where the most fundamental processes of life take place. The research aims to reveal insights into the behaviour of normal and healthy cells as well as during course of diseases, with a view to developing new drugs.


Villum Kann Rasmussen, who established the Foundation in 1971, was a Danish engineer who invented the pivoting roof window in the 1940s. The Velux company he founded is now internationally known. The main objective of the Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation is to support technological research. The news is reported by the University of Southern Denmark.

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