Published: 16-11-2021 08:51 | Updated: 17-11-2021 08:30

About 34 million SEK to KI research on postcovid

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Nine researchers have received grants from the Swedish Research Council for research about postcovid. Photo: Getty Images

The Swedish Research Council grants 14 research projects at KI for their research about postcovid. A total of SEK 50 million is granted, of which SEK 33,800,000 is awarded to nine research projects at Karolinska Institutet.

Research projects at KI that have received grants:

Soo Aleman at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge, receives SEK 6 700 000 for the project ”Immunologic and virologic correlates of long COVID: A bedside to bench approach”.

Petter Brodin at the Department of Women's and Children's health receives SEK 5 200 000 for the project ”Genetic and immunological determinants of severe post-acute COVID-19-syndrome”.

Kristina Johnell at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics receives SEK 2 00 000 for the project ”Post-COVID in the most severely affected in the pandemic: older adults’ risk factors, medications and outcomes in large nationwide data”.

Erika Laukka at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences, and Society receives SEK 2 000 000 for the project ”Long-lasting cognitive and olfactory deficits following mild COVID-19 – modifying factors, brain correlates, and prognostic impact for well-being and daily functioning”.

Johan Lundström at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience receives SEK 4 300 000 for the project ”Prevalence and treatments of post-COVID olfactory dysfunction”.

Pär Sparén at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics receives SEK 2 00 000 for the project ”COMPARE - Comprehensive Morbidity PostCovid Assessment using Registries”.

Marcus Ståhlberg at the Department of Medicine, Solna receives SEK 4 300 000 for the project ”Identifying novel therapeutic targets and implementing treatment in patients with cardiovascular phenotypes of post covid”.

Laszlo Szekely at the Department of Laboratory Medicine receives SEK 4 300 000 for the project ”Therapeutically targettable pathophysiological changes in the bodies of Covid-19 victims and post-Covid patients identified by autopsies on BSL3 biosafety level”.

Åsa Wheelock at the Department of Medicine, Solna, receives SEK 3 000 000 for the project ”Home monitoring and molecular phenotyping of patients with long-COVID for sub-grouping and follow-up of efficacy of interventions”.