KI wins the big pot in Swedish Research Council Medicine and Health grants

Published 2017-11-06 12:24. Updated 2017-11-08 09:42Denna sida på svenska

With success in 116 of 204 grants awarded, Karolinska Institutet will receive a total of almost SEK 490 million. The Swedish Research Council approves approximately SEK 1 billion in grants within Medicine and Health.

The four researchers from Karolinska Institutet who have been awarded the highest grants within Medicine and Health 2017 will each receive SEK 9 million divided over five years.

Abdel El Manira, Department of Neuroscience, receives a grant for his research on the organisation of the neuronal networks that control motor movements.

Johan Ericson, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, receives a grant for his research on identifying a clock mechanism that controls the production of motor neurons and serotonergic nerves from natural stem cells.

Tomas Olsson, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, receives a grant for his research on genetics and pathogens in neuroinflammation, focusing on multiple sclerosis.

Thomas Renné, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, receives a grant for his research on the interaction of coagulation, inflammation and congenital immunodeficiency.

Proof of Concept in life sciences

The Swedish Research Council has also reached a decision on grants for Proof of Concept in life sciences. The purpose of these grants is to bridge the gap between basic research and the commercialisation of research results. Two researchers from Karolinska Institutet will each receive SEK 1.2 million.

Ulf Eriksson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, receives a grant for developing new pharmaceutical candidates for stroke, fibrosis and cancer.

Agneta Richter Dahlfors, Department of Neuroscience, receives a grant for developing optotracers for studies of bacterial biofilm within an infected host organism.

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