SEK 46 300 000 to researchers at NVS from the Swedish Research Council (VR)

Published 2016-11-07 13:07. Updated 2016-11-07 13:13Denna sida på svenska

On Thursday (27 October), the Swedish Research Council announced the grants it will be awarding in the category of medicine and health. The total sum is almost SEK 980 million, of which KI researchers will receive SEK 524,325,017.

Of the 1,160 applications submitted, 254 have been approved, 128 of which were from KI and 11 from NVS. The grant funds will be distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020.

Erika Franzén
Project: Balance training for people with Parkinson´s disease (BETA-PD): clinical effectiveness, neuroplasticity and implementation
Project grant: SEK 7 200 000 distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020

Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga
Project: Phenotypes of healthier aging: the role of environmental, behavioural and biological factors on health trajectories
Starting grant: SEK 6 000 000 distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020

Alireza Salami
Project: Brain functional connectome across the human lifespan: Links to white matter degeneration, dopamine depletion, and cognitive decline
Starting grant: SEK 6 000 000 distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020

Eric Westman
Project: Brain networks and disease patterns in neurodegenerative disorders: A brain imaging study to provide a platform for successful clinical trials
Starting grant: SEK 6 000 000 distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020

Maria Eriksdotter
Project: The revival of the cholinergic system in Alzheimer ́s disease - Cognitive impairment, cognitive restoration and early diagnosis
Project grant: SEK 4 000 000 distributed over the years from 2017 to 2020

Laura Fratiglioni
Project: Not all older adults develop dementia: exploring underlying compensatory mechanisms related to healthy brain aging
Project grant: SEK 4 000 000 distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020

Janne Johansson
Project: New protein drugs against amyloid and respiratory diseases
Project grant: SEK 4 000 000 distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020

Taher Darreh-Shori
Project: Targeting the core cholinergic cells for development of biomarkers and therapeutic strategies in Alzheimer´s disease
Project grant: SEK 2 800 000 distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020

Bettina Meinow
Project: Longer lives, healthier lives? Patterns of severe health problems and dependency in the last years of life
Project grant: SEK 2 100 000 distributed over the years from 2017 to 2019

Per Nilsson
Project: Autophagy-mediated Aβ Metabolism and Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease - Application of a Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model
Project grant: SEK 2 100 000 distributed over the years from 2017 to 2019

Lars-Olof Wahlund
Project: Clinical complexity at the memory clinic - is it possible to identify prodromal dementia with only clinical parameters?
Project grant: SEK 2 100 000 distributed over the years from 2017 to 2019

The decision covers five categories of grant: project grants (107 at KI), starting grants (16 at KI), project grants for the development of methods for replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments (3R) (3 at KI), grants for half-time position in clinical research environment (2 at KI) and a doctoral programme grant in bioinformatics. Read more about the grants awarded in this call for applications on the Swedish Research Council website.