The world is more poorly equipped to cope with bacterial infectious diseases today than it was twenty years ago. The same long-established drugs are still being used, while resistance to antibiotics is on the increase. But new diagnostic methods may offer some hope, according to Professor Dan I. Andersson.
Wallenberg Scholar Igor Abrikosov is attempting to understand and ultimately control metastable materials. This may pave the way for materials possessing entirely new properties.
At Stockholm University researchers are deriving benefit from green chemistry in a project focusing on drugs of the future.
Sten Linnarsson wants to understand how the human brain is formed – from the egg cell to the thousands of cell types found in an adult brain. He is using methods that reveal which genes are active in individual cells to create a detailed map of brain development during the fetal stage.