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

24 min
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.
A project is in progress at Linköping University aimed at developing a fossil-free energy cycle. Hydrogen peroxide is the key. 
15 min
It is still not clear why warming is so much more pronounced in the Arctic than in the rest of the world. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Claudia Mohr thinks that clouds play a key role.