Four researchers at KI receive ERC Advanced Grants

Published 2016-03-23 09:22. Updated 2016-03-29 19:25Denna sida på svenska

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the winners of its prestigious ERC Advanced Grants 2015. Among a total of nine grantees from Swedish universities, four are researchers from Karolinska Institutet: Jonas Frisén, Thomas Helleday, Ole Kiehn and Klas Wiman.

Jonas Frisén, professor at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, KI, receives the grant for the project ”Exploration and promotion of neurogenesis in the adult brain".

Thomas Helleday, professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, KI, receives the grant for the project ”Targeting oxidative repair proteins for treatment of cancer and inflammation”.

Ole Kiehn, professor at the Department of Neuroscience, receives the grant for the project ”Functional deciphering of the integrated brainstem connectome that selects locomotor behavior”.

Klas Wiman, professor at the Department of Oncology-Pathology, receives the grant for the project ”Restoration of tumor suppressor function by induction of translational read-through of premature termination codons – a strategy for improved cancer therapy”.

The ERC Advanced Grants are designed for established and world leading researchers who strive to pursue ground-breaking research with exceptional scientific ambition. The funding is up to 2.5 million Euros per grant and lasts up to five years. 

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