Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
The Wallenberg ecosystem
The Wallenberg foundations grants 2018–SEK 2.2 Billion
Can a problem be solved well enough within a reasonable time – or is it impossible because it demands excessive computational resources? These are questions being examined in a research project at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, where basic mathematical research may yield results with major implications.
Grafting is a well-known technique used in horticulture, dating back to antiquity. But successful grafting demands more than just green fingers. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Charles Melnyk intends to be the first to identify the biological mechanisms behind successful grafting – knowledge that may have a wide-ranging impact in a few years’ time, from better wine harvests to more disease-resistant conifer forests.