Wallenberg Clinical Scholars prolongation grant

In 2021, five Wallenberg Clinical Scholars have been granted an extended grant for another five years. In total they have received grants as Wallenberg Clinical Scholars for ten years.

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 2.5 billion, undertaken by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to strengthen medical research and the life sciences.

Anna Wedell, Senior Physician and Professor of Medical Genetics at Karolinska Institutet


Individual genome analyses pave the way for precision medicine

Peter Andersen, Senior Physician and Professor of Neurology at Umeå University



Learning about protein aggregates to solve the riddle of ALS

Martin L. Olsson, Senior Physician and Professor of Transfusion Medicine at Lund University


Finding the world’s rarest blood group

Claes Ohlsson, Senior Physician and Professor of Hormonal Regulation of Bone Metabolism, University of Gothenburg


He searches for risk of osteoporosis in microbiota and DNA

Per Svenningsson, Chief Physician and Professor in neurology, Karolinska Institutet


Slowing down Parkinson’s disease