Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019

Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the career program for young researchers launched by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2012, provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields. This year twenty-nine new researchers are appointed to the program.

Where the nominating university is not the researcher’s current university, the nominating university’s name is in brackets

Natural Sciences

Associate Professor Carina Schlebusch
Uppsala University


Prehistoric DNA reveals the spread of agriculture

Professor Ville Kaila
Technical University of Munich (Stockholm University)


Mapping energy conversion in cells

Dr Witlef Wieczorek
Chalmers University of Technology


How far do the laws of quantum physics stretch?

Associate Professor Wushi Goldring
Stockholm University


Research in brief: How much geometry can be generated by mathematical groups? 

Dr Anne Bjorkman
Senckenberg Institute (University of Gothenburg)


Research in brief: How is Arctic vegetation being affected by climate change?

Dr Karin Lind
Max Planck Institute (Stockholm University)


Research in brief: Galactic archaeology reveals the history of the Milky Way

Associate Professor Klas Modin
Chalmers University of Technology


Paving the way for gentler radiotherapy

Associate Professor Sara Zahedi
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Research in brief: Will improve tools for computer simulations

Associate Professor Jan Marcus Dahlström
Lund University


Research in brief: How to measure an attosecond? 

Social Sciences

Professor Terje Falck-Ytter
Uppsala University


Research in brief: Can autism be diagnosed in babies? 

Dr Johannes Haushofer
Princeton University (Stockholm University)


Research in brief: Can an unconditional cash transfer combat poverty?

Associate Professor Vladislava Stoyanova
Lund University


Better integration through new legal perspectives

Medicine and medical technology

Associate Professor Petter Brodin
Karolinska Institutet


Research in brief: How does the environment influence infants’ immune systems? 

Dr Pia Dosenovic
Rockefeller University (Karolinska Institutet)


Research in brief: Studies B cells for the development of new vaccines

Dr Marcin Szczot
National Institutes of Health (Linköping University)


Research in brief: How do the gut’s nerve cells function? 

Dr Ellen Bushell
Umeå University


Research in brief: Will find targets for a malaria vaccine and drugs

Dr Qiaolin Deng
Karolinska Institutet


Research in brief: Why do things go wrong when germ cells are formed? 

Dr Hiroki Shibuya
University of Gothenburg


Research in brief: How do chromosome abnormalities occur in gametes? 

Dr Itziar Martinez-Gonzalez
University of Amsterdam (Karolinska Institutet)


Research in brief: Does the same immune cell cause both eczema and asthma? 

Dr Simon Elsässer
Karolinska Institutet


Research in brief: How are genetic switches inherited? 

Engineering and Technology

Dr Katja Petzold
Karolinska Institutet


Research in brief: A technique for studying biomolecules in living cells

Associate Professor Emil Björnson
Linköping University


Research in brief: Will develop algorithms for the connected society

Associate Professor Haining Tian
Uppsala University


Converting solar energy into fuels using nanoparticles, water and CO2

Associate Professor Magnus Jonsson
Linköping University


Smart windows with nanoantennas

Associate Professor Thorsten Berger
University of Gothenburg


Research in brief: A modern version control system for continuous software development

Associate Professor Elin Esbjörner 
Chalmers University of Technology


Research in brief: Can damage to the nerve cells’ transport system cause brain disease?


Associate Professor Marina Petrova
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Research in brief: Using millimeter waves to send information in the future


Associate Professor Per Anders Rudling
National University of Singapore (Lund University)


Research in brief: Migration and exile have affected the image of Ukraine 

Dr Linda Andersson Burnett
Linnaeus University


Research in brief: How did Linnaeus inspire citizen science?