Blue Sky Research Grant Recipients

The Blue Sky Research Grant for Innovative Cancer Research is a one-year grant, providing SEK 500 000, to support an innovative pilot project aimed at demonstrating proof of principle. The project should be of a "high risk and high reward" nature, unable to attract conventional funding- and unrelated to applicant´s already funded projects. Different project-related costs are covered, excluding stipends. Projects are assessed on originality and potential impact by an external review.

2019

Martin Enge

Senior Researcher

Martin Enge is active at the Department of Oncology-Pathology (Onk-Pat) and the project is entitled “Functional genetics of disease-associated gene regulatory enhancers in pancreatic cancer”.

Bennie Lemmens

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bennie Lemmens is active at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) and the project is entitled "How Cells Start DNA Replication: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Potential". Co-applicant Jiri Bartek, MBB.

Mattias Rantalainen

Senior Lecturer

Mattias Rantalainen is active at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) and the project is entitled "Predicting molecular phenotypes from histopathology images". Co-applicant Johan Hartman, Onk-Pat.

Nicholas Valerie

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nicholas Valerie is active at the Department of Oncology-Pathology (Onk-Pat) and the project is entitled "Rational design of AML-targeted CHD4 PROTACs for cancer therapy".

Lisa Westerberg

Senior Researcher

Lisa S. Westerberg is active at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) and the project is entitled "Driving antigen presentation in dendritic cells for tumor therapy".

Päivi Östling

Senior Researcher

Päivi Östling is active at SciLifeLab & the Department of Oncology-Pathology (Onk-Pat) and the project is entitled "Phenotypic high throughput drug screening to target cancers with defective nucleo-cytoskeletal architecture".

2017

Igor Adameyko

Senior Researcher

Igor Adameyko is active at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the project is entitled “Prediction of new treatments for paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma based on single cell transcriptomics”

Maria Genander

Senior Researcher

2014

Katja Petzold

Assistant Professor

Katja Petzold is active at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and the project is entitled "How microRNA selects its targets".

2013

Bertrand Joseph

Professor

Bertrand Joseph is active at the Department of Oncology-Pathology and the project is entitled "Cellular Reprogramming in Glioma Tumors."

Stephen Strom

Senior Professor

Stephen Strom is active at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and the project is entitled "Humanized Models of Liver Cancer".

2012

Jonas Fuxe

Senior Researcher

Jonas Fuxe is active at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and the project is entitled "Long-distance impact of inflammation on tumor cell invasion and metastasis."