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Published: 2017-10-20 14:00 | Updated: 2018-11-21 16:32

SEK 15 million in project funding from the Erling-Persson Foundation

Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet receive a total of SEK 15 million in project funding from the Erling-Persson Foundation. The funding is awarded over a three-year period.

In its support of scientific research the Erling-Persson Family Foundation prioritizes projects with a focus on medicine and healthcare. The Foundation has a preference for research that is close to the patient and application-oriented, as well as built on collaboration across scientific boundaries.

The two projects currently receiving funding are related to the areas of rheumatism/ immunology and patient-related digital diagnostics tools, respectively.

Bild på Rikard HolmdahlProject: Developing a vaccine against rheumatoid arthritis
Principal investigator: Rikard Holmdahl, Professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Funding: SEK 9 million

More about Rikard Holmdahl's research

Project: Patient-related diagnosis of cancer and infectious diseases with mobile digital microscopy and artificial intelligence
Principal investigator: Johan Lundin, Visiting Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences
Funding: SEK 6 million