SEK 15 million in project funding from the Erling-Persson Foundation
Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet receive a total of SEK 15 million in project funding from the Erling-Persson Foundation. The funding is awarded over a three-year period.
In its support of scientific research the Erling-Persson Family Foundation prioritizes projects with a focus on medicine and healthcare. The Foundation has a preference for research that is close to the patient and application-oriented, as well as built on collaboration across scientific boundaries.
The two projects currently receiving funding are related to the areas of rheumatism/ immunology and patient-related digital diagnostics tools, respectively.
Project: Developing a vaccine against rheumatoid arthritis
Principal investigator: Rikard Holmdahl, Professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Funding: SEK 9 million
Project: Patient-related diagnosis of cancer and infectious diseases with mobile digital microscopy and artificial intelligence
Principal investigator: Johan Lundin, Visiting Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences
Funding: SEK 6 million