KI-researchers receive Young Investigator Grant

Published 2014-03-20 15:15. Updated 2014-03-24 10:54

KI-researchers Jorge Ruas and Ana Teixeira receive a Human Frontiers Science Program Young Investigator Award.

The international research team led by Jorge Ruas at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet, includes co-PIs Ana Teixeira, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Jun Wu, University of Michigan, USA, and Alexandros Vegiopoulos, German Cancer Research Center. They receive 1,2 million USD for the project “Modeling information flow between tissues during metabolic adaptation and dysfunction”.

HFSP collaborative research grants are given for a broad range of projects under the umbrella theme of “Complex mechanisms of living organisms.” Particular emphasis is placed on cutting-edge, risky projects. Applicants went through a rigorous year-long selection procedure in a global competition that started with 844 submitted letters of intent, representing an increase of 18 per cent compared to the previous year. In 2014, 10 Young Investigator teams were approved (involving 28 scientists) together with 24 Program Grants (involving 78 scientists). Each team member receives on average $110,000 - $125,000 per year for 3 years.

Full press release as well as list of 2014 awardees.