Published: 26-06-2017 14:44 | Updated: 26-06-2017 14:44

SEK 138 million in grants to systems biology research

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, has decided to give KI four grants of a total of SEK 138 million in a call within systems biology research. This is a multidisciplinary grant which requires collaboration between biologists, clinicians, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, physicists, chemists and others.

Projects are funded with SEK 29-35 million during a five-year period (2017-2021).

Researchers/projects at Karolinska Institutet receiving grants

  • Jonas Frisén – Nervcells Development and Networking in the Adult Brain (KI together with KTH and SciLifeLab)
  • Olli Kallioniemi – Precision medicine for optimization of therapies in AML
  • Sten Linnarsson – Cellular reprogramming for stem cell therapy
  • Staffan Strömblad – Microbased system biologic analysis of cell migration (KI together with Uppsala and Lund University)

In addition, KI is part of a project concerning new treatment strategies for brain cancer led by Uppsala University.