Torsten Söderberg Foundation

The Torsten Söderberg Foundation is a private research financing body established in 1960, at the same time as the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. The Foundation aims to support scientific research and education in economy, medicine and law.

Torsten Söderberg Professorial Chair in Medicine

Among other things, the Foundation finances the Torsten Söderberg Professorial Chair in Medicine, which is awarded after a peer-review process. The purpose of this funding programme is to support internationally leading scientists, by enabling the holder to devote full-time research to a Swedish medical faculty. The award includes SEK 10 million allocated over a five year period.

2023: Rickard Sandberg, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology – Deep dive into the human genome

2020: Birgitta Henriques Normark, Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology – Research about bacteria causing pneumonia.

2019: Sten Linnarsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics – Creating a detailed map of the human brain.

2017: Thomas Perlmann, Department of Cell and Moleculas Medicin – Research on the development of dopamine producing neurons.

2015: Sten Eirik W. Jacobsen, Department of Medicine Huddinge – Studies of the development of normal blood cells and in cancer.

2013: Jonas Frisén, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology – Research on cell generation in the adult brain and spinal cord in human and animal, both under normal conditions and in injury and disease.

2012: Patrik Ernfors, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics – Clarifies how different neurons are developed and specialises on different types of sensory impressions, and how impulses are transferred in the nervous system.