Swedish Research Council grants nearly SEK 25 million to MBB researchers

Published 2017-11-07 16:29. Updated 2018-07-31 08:33Denna sida på svenska
Sex forskare på MBB får bidrag från Vetenskapsrådet.
Sex forskare på MBB får bidrag från Vetenskapsrådet.Six researchers at MBB receive grants from the Swedish Research Council. 

Six MBB researchers have together been granted nearly SEK 25 million in project funds from the Swedish Research Council.

Within Medicine and Health, all funds have been granted for four years, from 2018 through 2021.

Project: Selenoproteins in Health and Disease
Principal investigator: Elias Arnér
Funding: SEK 4.8 million
More about Elias Arnér’s research

Project: Molecular and cellular mechanisms of blood vessel patterning and malformation – identification of novel targets
Principal investigator: Lars Jakobsson
Funding: SEK 4.8 million
More about Lars Jakobsson’s research

Project: Structure and metabolic functions of thioredoxin and thioredoxin reductase
Principal investigator: Arne Holmgren
Funding: SEK 4.8 million
More about Arne Holmgren’s research

Project: Role of Impaired Spontaneous Calcium Activity in the Embryonic Brain For Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Principal investigator: Per Uhlén
Funding: SEK 5.64 million
More about Per Uhlén’s research

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.

Ulf Eriksson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, receives a 1.2 million SEK grant for developing new pharmaceutical candidates for stroke, fibrosis and cancer.

Natural and Engineering Sciences

Roman Zubarev receives SEK 3.5 million from the Swedish Research Council’s grants for Natural and Engineering Sciences for the project “Ionisation, Protonation, Radicalization and Nonergodic Fragmentation of Gas-phase Protein Ions”.