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

 

Algebraic groups – a universal language in mathematics

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)

 

Mapping the childhood 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

 

Improving computer simulation tools

Associate Professor Jan Marcus Dahlström
Lund University

 

Creating clocks to measure ultrashort laser flashes

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

 

Barcodes to map malaria proteins and creating a vaccine

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

 

Living cell biochemistry yields new insights into cell memory

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

 

Algorithms teaming up with quirks in technology

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

 

The wireless future beyond 5G

Humanities

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

 

Eighteenth-century citizen science inspired by Linnaeus