Published: 23-10-2018 13:30 | Updated: 04-07-2019 13:55

Ljubica Perisic Matic awarded Hagberg Prize 2018

We congratulate Ljubica Perisic Matic from the group Vascular Surgery who is awarded the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize 2018. She is awarded the prize for her studies concerning molecular mechanisms of smooth muscle cell function in atherosclerosis.

Ljubica Perisic Matic, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

The Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize 2018 includes both a personal prize of 150,000 SEK and a research grant of 275,000 SEK. The prize will be delivered during the Installation Ceremony at Karolinska Institutet in the fall of 2019.


Besides Ljubica Perisic Matic, also Petter Brodin, the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, has been awarded the Hagberg prize for his studies concerning immune system development in newborn children.

The purpose of the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation is to stimulate and foster scientific research within the medical and biochemical fields respectively. Each year, an award is made of a personal prize as well as financial support to young researchers who have distinguished themselves in their particular field.