Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
They want to cure ALS, Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases
A new type of tiny electronic biosensors has the potential to make DNA sequencing and other bio-chemical analysis quicker and cheaper. 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 Karin Schönning is searching for pieces of the puzzle in an attempt to resolve the unsolved mysteries.
Anders Nilsson and his fellow researchers are using X-ray lasers to study in real time how chemical catalysis can be used to convert carbon dioxide into ethylene, for example. The team hopes that this knowledge will result in new technologies for local production of fuels and materials. The vision is a more robust society.