VINNMER fellowship to CIM researcher
Malin Flodström-Tullberg, group leader at the Center for Infectious Medicine, is one of four researchers from Karolinska Institutet who has been awarded a VINNMER fellowship from Sweden´s Innovation Agency VINNOVA.
The VINNMER fellowship will increase the academic qualifications of female researchers who have already obtained their Ph.D. degree. It is intended for researchers in areas that need a better gender balance at senior levels. In this final round 67 million SEK is distributed to 26 promising female researchers who work in leading research environments.
Malin Flodström-Tullberg is awarded a VINNMER fellowship for a project which aims to identify mechanisms by which common cold viruses trigger type 1 diabetes. It also involves taking part in the development of a novel vaccine. In the research project she is collaborating with the University of Tampere in Finland and the companies Vactech Oy and Sanofi Pasteur.
- The VINNMER fellowship will facilitate the creation of a fruitful and long-lasting collaboration between the Center for Infectious Medicine at Karolinska Institutet and the Department of Virology at the University of Tampere, one of the strongest centers for research on type 1 diabetes, says Malin Flodström-Tullberg.
She looks forward to becoming a member of the research network at the University of Tampere:
- It will allow me to participate in additional international research networks and strategic collaborations, as well as give me access to unique clinical material. This will provide new opportunities for top-level research, and also training in the R&D of vaccines.