Grants for post doctoral studies to BioNut
Congratulations to researchers at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, who have received grants from "Henning och Johan Throne-Holst stiftelse" 2022.
We wish to congratulate two researchers at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, who together have received around SEK 1 million for post doctoral studies.
Johanna Sandborg has received funding to go to the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Australia, where she will perform two studies within the "Let's Grow study", which is a study investigating the effect of an intervention (the "Let's Grow" App) to help parents promote good exercise habits in their two-year-old children. One part is to examine how the characteristics and use of parents affect the effect of the intervention on the children's physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and sleep. Another is to investigate the possibility of using machine learning in combination with accelerometers to identify the type of sedentary behaviour in the children.
Petter Fagerberg has received funding to go to the Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece, where he will work on a project with the purpose to develop models based on artificial intelligence which automatically can categorize images of food and food ads in preventing categories and risk-categories, related to obesity. Furthermore, the idea is to develop a mobile app that, with the help of the models, can categorize images of food automatically in real time.