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Published: 2018-12-19 13:01 | Updated: 2018-12-19 13:02

More than SEK 31 million from the Erling-Persson Foundation

Vaccination strategies against pneumococci, cardiovascular research with magnetic camera and an atlas over human cells – these are some of the research projects related to Karolinska Institutet that the Erling-Persson Family Foundation has chosen to support in 2018. More than SEK 31 million goes to four projects led by KI. In addition, KI researchers are included in another project led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The Erling-Persson Family Foundation mainly funds research in medicine and healthcare. Important selection criteria for the funding programme are that the research is translational, application oriented, and involves interdisciplinary cooperation.

This year's grantees at KI:

Birgitta Henriques Normark, photo: Stefan Zimmerman. Principal investigator: Birgitta Henriques Normark, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Topic: Developing membrane particles for a vaccination strategy with broader effect than present ones against pneumococcal infections

Grant: SEK 9 million over 3 years

Anders Björkman, photo: John Sennett.Principal investigator: Anders Björkman, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Topic: Malaria control at Zanzibar, Tanzania

Grant: SEK 2 million, one year.

Stefan Carlsson, photo: private.Principal investigator: Stefan Carlsson, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

Topic: Treatment against prostate cancer – PSMA/PET controlled treatment compared to conventional radiation therapy, a randomized study.

Grant: SEK 7.5 million over 3 years (the study will be carried out at Cancer Center Karolinska).

Lars Rydén, photo: MedPage Today (from screen)Principal investigator: Lars Rydén, Department of Medicine, Solna

Topic: Cardiovascular research with magnetic camera, MR Thorax

Grant: SEK 12.7 million over 3 years.

Sten Linnarsson, photo: Stefan Zimmerman. Principal investigator (co-applicant): Sten Linnarsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Main applicant: Joakim Lundeberg, KTH

Topic: The Human Developmental Cell Atlas

Grant: SEK 60 million over 4 years (for the entire project).