Published: 27-01-2022 09:22 | Updated: 27-01-2022 09:25

KI researchers awarded prizes in the spirit of Arvid Carlsson

Arvid Carlsson fund recipients

Professor Emeritus Tomas Hökfelt is awarded the Arvid Carlsson Foundation’s major prize for outstanding research 2022. In addition, KI researcher Nitya Jayaram-Lindström and Simon Cervenka, professor at Uppsala University and affiliated researcher at KI, are awarded the foundation’s prize for prominent young researchers.

Tomas Hökfelt is awarded for his groundbreaking and international pioneering efforts in mapping the brain’s peptidergic signaling substances. He will receive a grant of SEK700,000.

Nitya Jayaram-Lindström is awarded for her integrated experimental and clinical studies on the importance of the brain’s signaling substances for the onset and treatment of addiction.  

Simon Cervenka is awarded for his studies on the role of signaling substances in psychosis and other psychiatric conditions.

Nitya Jayaram-Lindström och Simon Cervenka will each receive grants of SEK400,000. An award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg in late spring 2022.

About The Arvid Carlsson Foundation

The Arvid Carlsson Foundation was established in 2002 to honor Nobel Prize Laureate Arvid Carlsson’s outstanding research work. The Arvid Carlsson Foundation supports research and education with a focus on brain disorders. The fund also supports efforts to improve the methods of treatment for psychiatric and neurological diseases through implementation of new research findings.