Katie Healy and Sebastian Ols are the recipients of Sven Gard's scholarship 2023
Katie Healy at the Department of Dental Medicine and Sebastian Ols at the Department of Medicine in Solna, receive the Sven Gard's scholarship 2023. Sven Gard's scholarship is awarded annually for the best dissertation in virology. The scholarship takes place as a result of nomination.
Katie Healy receives the prize for her dissertation "Potential role of MAIT cells in cancer immunotherapy and viral infection.”
The reviewers consider this thesis to provide important evidence for the immunological role that MAIT cells may have during viral infection in tissue and for potential use of MAIT cells in immunotherapy context. The thesis is comprehensive and well written.
Read the full motivation from the reviewers.
Sebastian Ols receives the prize for his dissertation ”Cellular and molecular mechanisms for induction of broad anti-viral B cell responses through vaccination.”
The reviewers consider this thesis to provide improved knowledge on how antiviral B-cell responses can be modulated by the selection of vaccine platforms. The thesis is comprehensive and well written.
About the Sven Gard sholarship
This scholarship was established in 2004, where part of the funds in KI's foundation for virus research (which was founded by professor Sven Gard) would be used to pay attention to the past year's best thesis in virology. The purpose of the foundation is to promote virus research at Karolinska Institutet, primarily that conducted by junior, unpromoted researchers.