Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 2016

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing almost SEK 600 million over a ten-year period in the research programme Wallenberg Clinical Scholars. The programme provides funding for 25 of the country’s foremost clinical researchers.

The aim of the programme is to strengthen Swedish clinical research by means of identifying the best clinical researchers, providing them with good conditions to undertake their work, and facilitate the impact of research results in the scientific and healthcare communities.

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars is part of a ten-year initiative amounting to a total of SEK 1.7 billion, undertaken by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to strengthen medical research and the life sciences.

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 2016

Olle Melander, Senior Physician and Professor at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

 He has found several biomarkers in the body that better predict whether someone will develop cardiovascular disease.

Finding and slowing down serious diseases

Claes Ohlsson, Senior Physician and Professor at the Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg

He has used large-scale methodology for genetic analysis to identify genetic changes that increase the risk of osteoporosis.

He searches for risk of osteoporosis in microbiota and DNA

Diana Karpman, Senior Physician and Professor at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

She is studying the molecular mechanisms that cause kidney failure.

Studying microvesicles and other harmful mechanisms

Per Svenningsson, Deputy Chief Physician in Neurology and Professor at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

He studies the proteins that are central in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Slowing down Parkinson’s disease

Miia Kivipelto, Professor at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet

She has shown that it is possible to prevent memory problems through a number of measures, including dietary changes, physical training, cognitive training and the normalization of blood pressure and blood lipids.

​Methods of preventing Alzheimer’s