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Blue Sky Research Grants

The StratCan Blue Sky Research Grant for Innovative Cancer Research is a one-year grant to support an innovative pilot project aiming at demonstrating proof of principle.

About the Grant

The project should be of a "high risk and high reward" type that cannot yet attract conventional funding. The aim should be to obtain proof of principle and thereby provide the basis to obtain other funding. The project should be unrelated to the applicant´s already funded projects.

The grant is a one-year grant amounting to SEK 500 000 and can cover all kinds of project-related costs, except from stipends.

The projects are assessed with regard to originality and potential impact and they are subjected to external review.

Blue Sky Research Grant 2019

A total of six projects were awarded StratCan Blue Sky Grants 2019:

Forskarassistent

Martin Enge

Enhet: Forskargrupp Grandér / Pokrovskaja
E-post: Martin.Enge@ki.se

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”.

Postdoc

Bennie Lemmens

Enhet: Jiri Barteks grupp
E-post: bennie.lemmens@ki.se

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.

Forskare

Mattias Rantalainen

Telefon: 08-524 824 65
Enhet: C8.MEB.Rantalainen
E-post: mattias.rantalainen@ki.se

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 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".

Forskare

Lisa Westerberg

Telefon: 08-524 868 33
Enhet: Lisa Westerberg grupp
E-post: Lisa.Westerberg@ki.se

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".

Forskare

Päivi Östling

Enhet: Forskargrupp Kallioniemi, Olli
E-post: paivi.ostling@ki.se

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".

(Announcement for the StratCan Blue Sky Research Grant 2019.)

Blue Sky Research Grant 2017

Forskare

Igor Adameyko

Telefon: 073-712 16 28
Enhet: Adameyko Igor grupp - Utvecklingsbiologi och regenerativ medicin
E-post: igor.adameyko@ki.se

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”

Forskarassistent

Maria Genander

Telefon: 08-524 873 46
Enhet: Genander
E-post: Maria.Genander@ki.se

Maria Genander is active at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and the project is entitled “Defining a stem cell niche in health and disease”

(Announcement for the StratCan Blue Sky research grant 2017)

Blue Sky Research Grant 2014

Senior forskare

Katja Petzold

Telefon: 08-524 876 47
Enhet: Katja Petzolds grupp
E-post: katja.petzold@ki.se

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

(Announcement for the StratCan Blue Sky research grant 2014)

Blue Sky Research Grant 2013

Professor

Bertrand Joseph

Enhet: Toxikologi
E-post: Bertrand.Joseph@ki.se

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

Professor/sjukhuskemist

Stephen Strom

Enhet: Avdelningen för patologi
E-post: stephen.strom@ki.se

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

Blue Sky Research Grant 2012

Forskare

Jonas Fuxe

Enhet: Jonas Fuxe grupp
E-post: jonas.fuxe@ki.se

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."