Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2014

Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the career programme 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 programme.

(In cases where the nominating university differs from the researcher’s current university, the nominating university is named in parentheses).


Associate Professor Patricia Mindus 
Uppsala University

Burning issues of citizenship

Associate Professor Mikael Roll
Lund University

Tone gives the listener clues

Associate Professor Joakim Sandberg
University of Gothenburg

New theories for a more responsible financial sector


Dr Yenan Bryceson
Karolinska Institutet

New ways of diagnosing rare diseases

Dr Pekka Katajisto
University of Helsinki (Karolinska Institutet)

Aging better with healthy stem cells

Dr Edmund Loh
University of Oxford (Karolinska Institutet)

Finding out why harmless nasal bacteria attack the brain

Dr Jenny Mjösberg
Karolinska Institutet (Linköping University)

Studying the importance of new immune cells in gastrointestinal disease

Dr Robert Månsson
Karolinska Institutet

Looking for changes in the space between genes

Dr Peder Olofsson
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (Karolinska Institutet)

Using bioelectronics to suppress inflammation

Dr Eduardo Villablanca
Broad Institute (Karolinska Institutet)

Explores mechanisms behind chronic bowel disease

Natural Sciences

Associate Professor Alexandre Antonelli
University of Gothenburg

History can tell us how sensitive species are to climate change

Associate Professor Annica Black-Schaffer
Uppsala University

Superconductors for the quantum computers of the future

Dr Sebastian Deindl
Harvard University (Uppsala University)

Molecular machinery under the microscope

Dr Matthew Hayes
Stockholm University

Looking for missing matter in distant galaxies

Associate Professor Simone Immler
Uppsala University

Learning about hereditary diseases from zebrafish

Dr Jonas Larson
Stockholm University

Cold atoms are the model

Dr Johan Nilsson
University of Gothenburg

New theories pave the way for materials of the future

Associate Professor Fredrik Viklund
Uppsala University (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Using new mathematics to explain nature’s random patterns

Social Science

Associate Professor Kerstin Enflo
Lund University

The economic strength of regions – stable, vulnerable, controllable?

Associate Professor Lisa Hultman
Uppsala University

Protecting civilians from the violence of war

Associate Professor Jessica Körning Ljungberg
Umeå University

Bilingual training for mental muscles

Dr Andreas Olsson
Karolinska Institutet

Patterns in the brain reveal our fear of the unknown

Associate Professor Johanna Wallenius
Stockholm School of Economics

Carrots better than a stick for future welfare

Engineering Sciences

Dr Paul Erhart
Chalmers University of Technology

Building materials of the future in computer models

Associate Professor Björn Högberg
Karolinska Institutet

Molecule design with DNA origami

Associate Professor Laura Kovács
Chalmers University of Technology

Mathematics, logic and computer science – building weapons against bugs

Associate Professor Kasper Moth-Poulsen
Chalmers University of Technology

Molecules storing solar energy

Associate Professor Christian Müller
Chalmers University of Technology

Clothes of the future – making electricity from body heat