Carlsberg Foundation grant awarded
The Carlsberg Foundation has awarded an infrastructure grant to Prof. Phil Ayres of coordinating partner, Royal Danish Academy. The grant will support the procurement of equipment to enhance the capabilities of the Academy's Biolab to produce and analyse microbially mediated materials, with particular focus on ELMs within the Fungateria project.
The grant, over 1.600.000 Danish Krone (220.000 euro), will be used to acquire a large volume CO2 incubator and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Together, these technologies will enhance our capabilities for the tuning and validation of microbially mediated material production processes as well as the characterisation of these materials.
The Carlsberg Foundation is an industrial foundation that supports basic scientific research within the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities conducted by Danish researchers and international researchers connected to Danish research environments.
The funds for awards mainly come from the profits of Carlsberg A/S, in which the Carlsberg Foundation has a controlling interest. The Carlsberg Foundation was founded by Brewer J.C. Jacobsen in 1876.