Published: 29-10-2021 13:42 | Updated: 01-11-2021 09:08

BioNut researchers receive KID-funding

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Researchers at BioNut. Photo-collage.

Seventy researchers at Karolinska Institutet received KID-funding in the 2021 call and eight of them are active researchers at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, something that the Head of the Department sees as a much appreciated verification of the high quality of both the established and the new researchers at the department.

The Committee for doctoral education has taken a decision regarding the allocation of funds among the applications in the 2021 KID Call. Eight of the seventy researchers at KI who received KID-funding 2021 are active at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition (BioNut). How the funding is allocated is based on quality with the intention of promoting good supervision, a good doctoral research environment and excellence in research.

Professor Janne Johansson, Head of the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition. Photo: Stefan Zimmerman

"Seven of the eight researchers at BioNut that received KID funding are not professors at the department and one is not yet group leader, which indicates a strong potential for the future", says Janne Johansson, Head of the Department. "The KID projects cover many different topics, such as hormone regulation, ageing mechanisms, epigenetics, biomaterials and molecular chaperones and this breadth is also very encouraging for the future of the department.".

Congratulations to the eight grantees at BioNut

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Axel Abelein

Project title: The anti‐amyloid BRICHOS protein - a potential key to cure Parkinson's disease
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Andreas Lennartsson

Project title: Epigenetic regulation of childhood leukemias with KMT2A chromosomal translocations
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Ivan Nalvarte

Project title: The estrogen receptor beta in Alzheimer's disease
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Federico Pietrocola

Project title: Immunotherapy to eliminate senescent cells in fibrotic diseases
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Christian Riedel

Project title: Study of a new mechanism by which mitochondria modulate the results of reduced insulin / IGF signaling and slow down the ageing process
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Anna Rising

Project title: Next generation sequencing methods for the development of a new biomaterial
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Eckardt Treuter

Project title: Epigenetic mechanisms behind liver physiology and liver disease
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Cecilia Williams

Project title: Molecular gender differences and estrogen receptor beta affect the development of colorectal cancer