Published: 11-10-2017 15:48 | Updated: 11-10-2017 18:12

Agneta Richter-Dahlfors gets the new award "Nyttiggörandepriset"

"Nyttiggörandepriset" is awarded to researchers funded or recently funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and who have contributed with excellent research that impacts on society during the last two years.

The prize is a personal grant of an amount of 50' to 100' SEK.

This year's winner is Agneta Richter-Dahlfors, Professor at the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet and Director of the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center.

When analyzing the results from various experiments she has developed new methodologies and technologies and used the resources for patenting, products and companies, in accordance with SSF's goals and guidelines. One of her innovations has enbabled researchers to observe how, when bacteria attach to a surface, they quickly grow into a biofilm.

Professors Johan Elf from Uppsala University and Malin Lindstedt from Lund University share the second prize.

Johan Elf has developed a microfluid technique to meet the need for fast diagnostics of antimicrobial reistance, especially in urinary track infections.

Malin Lindstedt has developed a range of tests called GARD test, for instance "GARDpotency", an integrated testing strategy for skin sensitization to predict how highly allergenic a chemical is.

The award ceremony will take place on November 21, 2017 in Stockholm.