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Disease and treatment
Biomedical and health science research is currently a key topic. Combining basic and clinical research contributes to developing new drugs and therapies that make people healthier and improves their quality of life.
Environment and sustainability
Given the increasing global environmental challenges, life science research focuses on the aspects of sustainability that can potentially be translated into biotechnological solutions that benefit people and the environment.
Diet and lifestyle
The human body harbours many molecular explanations for why some people become overweight. Solving the growing problems of metabolic diseases and diabetes requires more knowledge on the influence of what we eat and our lifestyles.
Breaking new ground
Breakthroughs in the natural and technical sciences lead to many discoveries that improve people’s lives. Cross-disciplinarity and collaboration between basic researchers and companies especially create advances in health and sustainable biotechnology.
Danish researchers trying to make crops more resistant to plant pathogens
Biotech companies of the future will reuse each other’s residual products
Researchers seek to exploit the food potential of 400,000 wild plant species
Obesity – people’s own fault or something they cannot change?
Obesity is one of the greatest burdens for health systems because it leads to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Research shows that both genetics and environment influence people’s weight, but obesity is not classified as a disease because most people still believe that overweight is self-inflicted. Experts believe that categorizing obesity as a disease may be the key to tackling the crisis, whereas others believe that medicalizing obesity removes responsibility from people who are overweight