SEK 3.7 billion for research in life science and data-driven life science

Fields that are central to efforts to improve human wellbeing and to safeguard biodiversity and create sustainability.

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Story: A new research initiative in data-driven life science

To be able to run away from danger or creep up on prey, it is essential that our muscles perform the right movement, at the right speed, at the right time. With the help of zebrafish, researchers at Karolinska Institutet are now delving deep into the neural processes involved in the control of movement. In the longer term, the research may contribute to new therapies for spinal injuries and neuromuscular diseases.
Wallenberg Scholar Markus Schmid has discovered a genetically manipulated plant that reacts sharply to changes in temperature. Now he is trying to identify the mechanisms that make it so sensitive to its surroundings.
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MAX IV is a Swedish national facility where researchers can analyze materials at atomic level,thanks to some of the most powerful synchrotron X-rays in the world.
Quality of political institutions, trust, and corruption. These concepts form the basis for Wallenberg Scholar Bo Rothstein’s research. At the Quality of Government Institute, founded by Rothstein, researchers are attempting to define corruption and identify methods of combating it.