Published: 09-10-2017 19:07 | Updated: 09-10-2017 19:07

Peter Ueda reaches Researchers’ Grand Prix final

Peter Ueda, postdoc at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medicine, Solna, won the Researchers’ Grand Prix Stockholm during Researchers’ Friday 29 September. As Stockholm’s most inspiring research presenter 2017, he will now go on to the national final on 28 November.

During his four-minute presentation, Peter Ueda explained how he uses large data files containing millions of observations to discover how treatments for a wide range of illnesses can be improved. He also carries out research into the side-effects of pharmaceuticals and how well they actually work, as well as finding new ways to identify patients with a high or low risk of illness (for example myocardial infarction) or adverse reactions, so that treatment can be tailored to the individual.

During the Researchers’ Grand Prix (Forskar Grand Prix), researchers compete to present their work in the most entertaining and informative manner possible in only 4 minutes. The winner is decided by the audience together with a panel of expert judges.