22 revolutionary research projects are to receive SEK 640 Million (~€61.7 million) funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
With the aim of funding research projects in the fields of medicine, science and technology, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation offers the potential for various institutes to research and develop future scientific breakthroughs.
Supporting long-term research that benefits Sweden
Peter Wallenberg Jr, Chairman of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation says: “These grants have been awarded to promising and exciting projects at the forefront of international research.”
“The Foundation supports long-term basic research that benefits Sweden, and gives researchers complete freedom to formulate and test their hypotheses. Funding applications are evaluated by the foremost international researchers in each field”.
Examples of a few of the research project goals range from investigating better cancer therapies, to discovering clues about how the brain can repair itself, to how our seas may be impacted by future environmental changes.
The funding of medicine and natural sciences
The 22 projects that the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation are funding support a wide range of diverse research projects with incredible potential for medicinal breakthroughs.
Below include a few examples of the type of the research projects and the corresponding institute that are to be funded.
- Cell turnover in human health and disease, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
- Understanding the origin and heterogeneity of childhood neuroblastoma, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- The systematic identification of parasite gene function, Umeå University, Sweden
- Capturing the regenerative potential of the brain, Lund University, Sweden
- The birth of the mitochondrial ribosome, Stockholm University, Sweden
- Deciphering the role of functional constraint and convergent evolution on genome regulation, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Co-evolution of protease structure and biological function, University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Further information regarding the projects are available on the relevant university websites.