Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
A 20-year journey with the Human Protein Atlas
SEK 3.7 billion for research in life science and data-driven life science
Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede’s work on copper-binding proteins has taken her from pure basic research to a growing number of projects closely related to human diseases. As a Wallenberg Scholar, she is studying the part played by proteins in cancer and diseases of the brain.
In 17th- and 18th-century Sweden women did demanding physical work, such as chopping firewood or transporting goods. Meanwhile, men might be looking after children or weaving baskets. Over the past few years Wallenberg Scholar Maria Ågren at Uppsala University has led a project to build up a database on working life in Sweden in centuries past.