Researchers from KI to become Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Published 2012-11-30 13:00. Updated 2015-10-09 14:24

Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse has selected Gilad Silberberg, Marie Carlén, Camilla Svensson and Johan Lundström at Karolinska Institutet to become Wallenberg Academy Fellows.

About Wallenberg Academy Fellows:

Wallenberg Academy Fellows is the largest private initiative to support young researchers in Sweden. It is a new career programme aimed at promising researchers in all disciplines. The programme provides long-term funding and enables the best researchers to focus on their research and it contributes to the internationalization of the Swedish research environment.

The selected researchers from Karolinska Institutet are:

Gilad Silberberg

"Before you move a part of your body, the brain has already compiled all the information it needs in a split second, in order to correctly direct the movement. Gilad Silberberg will study in detail how this integration is governed in a part of the brain called the striatum."

Marie Carlén

"If researchers could detect the brain patterns that indicate the onset of a mental disorder, they might be able to find ways to prevent or treat such diseases in advance. Marie Carlén uses state-of-the-art methods in the early search for neural signs of schizophrenia."

Camilla Svensson

"In Europe and the United States, about one out of five adults suffer from chronic pain. In order to be able to develop more effective treatments, Camilla Svensson will investigate how pain starts and intensifies during arthritis."

Johan Lundström

"In Europe and the United States, about one out of five adults suffer from chronic pain. In order to be able to develop more effective treatments, Camilla Svensson will investigate how pain starts and intensifies during arthritis."