Published: 20-12-2018 16:51 | Updated: 20-12-2018 16:56

SEK 10,5 million have been awarded from the Sjöberg Foundation

Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded funds from the Sjöberg Foundation. The foundation promotes cancer research, and research on health and the environment.

  • Simon Ekman, at the Department of Oncology-Pathology, has been awarded SEK 4.5 million for the research project:
    "Novel therapy using modulation of microRNAs in treatment refractory non-small lung cancer".
  • Mikael Karlsson, at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, has been awarded SEK 6 million for the research project:
    "New immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer by reprogramming macrophages".

The funding will be distributed over a three-year period. The foundation aims to promote scientific research with a main focus on cancer, health and the environment. To a lesser extent, other charitable purposes in health and the environment can be promoted.