100th anniversary donation:

SEK 1.6 billion for artificial intelligence and quantum technology research

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Major research initiative will put Sweden on the map in artificial intelligence
and quantum technology fields

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Read the jubilee speech by chairman Peter Wallenberg

The way atoms and proteins join together is important, albeit hard to study. After all, they are so small. But something larger that behaves in more or less the same way may serve as a model, providing knowledge as well as scope for experiments. Researchers in Lund will be using a mediocre model and making it a lot better. The result may be self-building materials, and drugs that are more effective.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Pontus Gourdon at Lund University wants to determine structures of more of them, so he can understand exactly how they work.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Andreas Olssons knowledge may give us new tools to cope with everything from xenophobia to anxiety conditions.
The human genome resembles a book written in an unknown language. The letters are recognizable, but the words are incomprehensible. Researchers are now hoping to crack the “DNA regulatory code”. This would pave the way to understand how genes are expressed, and would ultimately explain the occurrence of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.