Published: 04-02-2019 14:40 | Updated: 04-02-2019 14:45

Jenny Mjösberg receives the Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant

Jenny Mjösberg. Foto: Stefan ZimmermanJenny Mjösberg, KI, is one of five researchers receiving the Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant

The Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant is a collaborative project between five foundations, which fund the most promising researchers at Swedish universities. The recipients represent researchers whose applications for funding from the European Research Council (ERC) have been turned down despite being highly ranked.

Jenny Mjösberg, researcher at the Center for Infectious Medicine at Karolinska Institutet receives the starting grant for her research into inflammatory intestinal diseases. The research group is trying to map out the genes which control the lymphocytes of the intestines in order to find new goals for treating inflammatory intestinal disease.

“The grant means a lot! It allows us to hire more postdocs to our group and use techniques for sequencing intestinal lymphocytes on the single cell level. It is a costly technology, which generates incredibly valuable data about the lymphocytes in the intestines,” Jenny Mjösberg explains.

The participating foundations that fund the Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant are; the Erling-Persson Family Foundation, the Kempe Foundations, the Foundation Olle Engkvist Byggmästare, Ragnar Söderberg Foundation and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Jenny's project is funded by the Erling-Persson Family Foundation.

Read more about the Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grants

Jenny Mjösberg’s research group