Published: 2021-11-30 15:35 | Updated: 2021-11-30 16:05

More than 13 MSEK from Cancerfonden to researchers at BioNut

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Congratulations to all the researchers at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition (BioNut) who received funding from Cancerfonden 2022-2024. We would also like to highlight their special initiative: Fellowship in cancer research in primary prevention, which was awarded to one of our researchers.

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Christine Delisle Nyström. Photo: Private

Fellowship prevention

Christine Delisle Nyström, Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, received the Fellowship Prevention grant 2022-2024 (70%), for a project on "Large-scale implementation of a mHealth obesity prevention program within Swedish primary child healthcare: MINISTOP 3.0".

Obesity has become one of the key preventable risk factors for cancer. Obesity prevention needs to start early in life, as lifestyle behaviours are established in early childhood as well as once obesity is established it is difficult to treat. Thus, the overall aim of this project is to evaluate the large-scale implementation as well as real world effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mHealth intervention (MINISTOP 3.0) to promote healthy diet and physical activity behaviours in pre-school aged children within Swedish primary child healthcare.

Granted research projects

Karl Ekwall, Professor
Title: "Epigenetics, chromatin remodeling in cellular quiescence and cancer"
Funding granted: 4 500 000 sek

Marianne Farnebo, Researcher
Title: "Targeting non-coding RNAs as a novel method to control DNA repair and treatment response"
Funding granted: 3 000 000 sek

Federico Pietrocola, Assistant professor
Title: "Targeting the senescent stromal barrier to limit lung cancer progression"
Funding granted: 2 400 000 sek

Eckardt Treuter, Professor
Title: "Identification of corepressor-dependent epigenetic mechanisms and alterations underlying hepatocellular carcinoma in the context of immuno-metabolic diseases" 
Funding granted: 3 750 000 sek