22 Excellent Research Projects to Receive Funding of SEK 640 Million

Learning more about how the brain and the nervous system control bodily movement and developing new materials for the electronics of the future are the aims of two of the 22 projects in receipt of funding.

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With the aid of modern drugs, patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) can live a long and apparently healthy life. But if treatment is discontinued, the cancer returns straight away. The reason is a handful of hidden cancer cells that survive the treatment. To date, researchers have had no means of finding them, and therefore little is known about how they work. Göran Karlsson at Lund University  wants to change that.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Zhen Zhang is exploring the advanced nanofabrication technology used in microelectronics to develop a lab-on-a-chip – a miniature laboratory capable of detecting low concentrations of ions in chemical and biological samples.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Sarah Greenwood aim is to understand how an ice sheet works, and the processes that have shaped the marine landscape since the last glaciation.”
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A supernova is a star that explodes. When material from the supernova is ejected into space, elements are dispersed, and can form new stars and planets. Josefin Larsson is an astronomer, and is studying how stars explode and how jets form. Her research may also improve our understanding of the early universe, and of physical processes in extreme environments.