Five young KI researchers to receive SSMF’s major grants for 2016

Published 2017-01-31 10:44. Updated 2017-01-31 10:49Denna sida på svenska

Five researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the Swedish Society for Medical Research’s (SSMF) four-year establishment grants on full-time or part-time. At most, the grants are worth a total of SEK 6.8 million each.

Every year SSMF announces support to give young researchers an opportunity to establish themselves as independent researchers. KI receives five out of eight major grants for 2016:

Daniel Andersson, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, will map the link between rheumatoid arthritis and cardiac dysfunction.
Christofer Juhlin, Department of Oncology-Pathology, will by means of genetic mapping identify markers for malignant thyroid cancer.
Brent Page, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, is developing new methods of studying the interaction between cancer drugs and their cellular target proteins.
Sophie Petropoulos, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, who aims to improve the outcome of in vitro fertilisation by studying how treatment with glucocorticoids affects development of the foetus.
Jakob Wikström, Department of Medicine, Solna, will investigate the role that the mitochondria play in the wound healing process. 

Text: Stina Moritz