Research projects 2014

Research projects with high scientific potential

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted SEK 810 million to 24 research projects that have the possibility of leading to new scientific breakthroughs. In addition to this, SEK 410 million has been allocated to national infrastructure in life science including a major screening project in the cardiopulmonary field.

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation wants to support and encourage some of the most successful researchers in Sweden and give them the best conceivable conditions for research as possible.

Medicine

Project: ”Identifying stem cell states and state transitions”

Grant: SEK 42 717 000 for a five-year project

Principal Investigator: Professor Stefan Karlsson, Lund University

Finding the stem cells “on” button

Project: ”A two-front attack on malignant melanoma”

Grant: SEK 41 941 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Martin Bergö, University of Gothenburg

New approach in the fight against skin cancer​

Project: ”Aging and Cancer: A Developmental Perspective of Leukemia”.

Grant: SEK 41 742 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Mikael Sigvardsson, Lund University

Age and leukemia

Project: ”Master regulatory long non-coding RNA molecules in cellular differentiation”

Grant: SEK 40 846 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Chandrasekhar Kanduri, University of Gothenburg

Learning about cancer from the dark matter of DNA

Project: “Hitting cancer on target - Novel strategies for optimizing drug target engagement for improved brest cancer therapies”

Grant: SEK 39 628 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Jonas Bergh, Karolinska Institutet

Finding new strategies for treating breast cancer​

Project: “Insulin and Immunity: when complement takes control”

Grant: SEK 29 265 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Anna Blom, Lund University

Getting to the bottom of surprising immunity proteins​

Project: “The brain microcircuits integrating information from several senses”

Grant: SEK 29 352 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Paolo Medini, Umeå University

Microcircuits – connecting our sensory impressions​

Technolog/physics/mathematics

Project: “Interactive Physical Systems: Moduli Spaces, Inference and Control”

Grant: SEK 18 558 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Danica Kragic Jensfelt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Teaching robots to make better decisions​

Project: “Quantum states of photons and relativistic physics on a chip”

Grant: SEK 50 343 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Per Delsing, Chalmers University of Technology

Twin paradox on a chip​

Project: “Bottlenecks for particle growth in turbulent aerosols”

Grant: SEK 33 151 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Bernhard Mehlig, University of Gothenburg

How rain showers and planets form

Project: “Nanoscale superconducting devices for a closer look at brain activity”

Grant: SEK 34 397 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Dag Winkler, Chalmers University of Technology

Using new technology to map signals in the brain​

Project: “Geometry and Physics”

Beviljat anslag: 35 131 000 kronor under fem år
Principal Investigator: Professor Tobias Ekholm, Uppsala University

Mathematics and physics link arms

Project: “IMPACT: Comets, asteroids and the habitability of planets”

Grant: SEK 22 563 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Melvyn Davies, Lund University

Finding Earth’s history in the oceans and the galaxy​

Project: “The tail of the sun”

Grant: SEK 33 642 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Xavier Crispin, Linköping University

Making electricity from invisible sunbeams​

Project: “Discovering Dark Matter Particles in the Laboratory”

Grant: SEK 28 883 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Jan Conrad, Stockholm University

Looking for space particles in a cave​

Natural Science

Project: ”Single-particle cryo-EM studies of membrane protein biogenesis and structure”

Grant: SEK 31 000 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Gunnar von Heijne, Stockholm University

Taking membrane protein research to the next level​

Project: “Understanding the environmental regulation of the annual growth cycle in trees”

Grant: SEK 39 763 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Rishikesh Bhalerao, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Understanding the ability of trees to adapt​

Project: “The genomics of species diversification”

Grant: SEK 42 249 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Hans Ellegren, Uppsala University

Bird’s-eye view of how species are formed

Projekt: “Anisotropic Forces in Colloid Chemistry”

Grant: SEK 42 398 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Peter Schurtenberger, Lund University

Better models as a basis for materials and medicines​

Project: “Structural dynamics and allosteric regulation of mammalian channels and transporters”

Grant: SEK 28 868 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Drew, Stockholm University

Joining forces to learn more about allosteric proteins​

Project: “Dynamics of epigenetic memory”

Grant: SEK 27 309 000 for a five-year project
Principal Investigator: Professor Jan Larsson, Umeå University

No-one knows how a cell remembers its identity​

Continuation grants

Project: ”Novel cancer targets within nucleotide metabolism”

Grant: SEK 21 330 000
Principal Investigator: Professor Thomas Helleday, Karolinska Institutet

A common Achilles heel for cancer?

Project: ”Coherent cytoskeleton dynamics captured with cutting Edge X-ray methods”

Grant: SEK 26 470 000 kronor
Principal Investigator: Professor Richard Neutze, University of Gothenburg

Dynamics within the cell's skeleton - an unexplored area

Project: ”Designed Nanoparticles by Pulsed Plasma”

Grant: SEK 23 004 000 kronor
Principal Investigator: Professor Ulf Helmersson, Linköping University

They want to design nanoparticles for various applications

Infrastructure of national importance in Life Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, The future of whole genome sequencing in Sweden

Grant: SEK 2 000 000.

Stockholm University, Wallenberg Advanced Bioinformatics Infrastructure, WABI

Grant: SEK 68 000 000 in continuation grant.

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Universities Metabolomics Platform

Grant: SEK 21 000 000 in continuation grant.

University of Gothenburg, NMR for life

Grant: SEK 21 000 000 in continuation grant.

Uppsala University, The Swedish CArdioPulmonary bioImage Study (SCAPIS)

Grant: SEK 100 000 000.
Principal Investigator: Professor Lars Lind, Uppsala University