Published: 19-01-2015 10:19 | Updated: 19-01-2015 10:59

KI receives 100 million for recruitment of top international scientist

The Swedish Research Council (VR) has decided to grant Karolinska Institutet a total of 100 million kronor to finance the recruitment of Professor Nils-Göran Larsson from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, Germany.

The funds will be distributed over a period of ten years. Nils-Göran Larsson has worked at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet for several years. His research concerns mitochondrial function and dysfunction in the healthy and sick, with a particular emphasis on ageing. His work at Karolinska Institutet is expected to contribute to the establishment of strong translational research environments in a clinical setting.

VR has approved three of 44 submitted applications to finance the international recruitment of outstanding researchers. The remaining funds will go to Uppsala and Stockholm universities.