Published: 2021-06-21 10:42 | Updated: 2021-09-09 08:06

StratNeuro funding for 2021 Collaborative Neuroscience Projects

StratNeuro awards a total of 18 MSEK to six Collaborative Neuroscience Research Projects. 41 letters of intent from across 12 departments were received, of which the top ranking 1/3 (ranging seven departments at KI), were invited to submit full proposals for a second round of evaluation by an external evaluator panel.

The external evaluator panel consisted of the following researchers:

  • David Engblom, Linköping University
  • Cecilia Lindberg, Lund University
  • Paolo Medini, Umeå University
  • Håkan Olausson, Linköping University
  • Åsa Petersén, Lund University
  • Mart Saarma, Helsinki University, Finland

After external evaluation, we are happy to announce that StratNeuro will fund the six top ranked submissions, which represents an overall success rate of 14.6%.

A total of 18 MSEK from the StratNeuro budget has been allocated to fund each project with 3 MSEK.

Grant awardees

Main applicant Konstantinos Ampatzis, Department of Neuroscience and co-applicant, Ilaria Testa, SciLifeLab, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

Project title: "Dynamic neurotransmission in the nervous system: A non-invasive approach to restore the neuronal function"

Main applicant Jonas Frisén, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and co-applicant Joakim Lundeberg, SciLifeLab, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Project title: "Clonal and molecular organization of the mouse brain revealed by spatial transcriptomics"

Main applicant Saida Hadjab, Department of Neuroscience and co-applicant, Igor Adameyko, Deparment of Physiology and Pharmacology

Project title: "Molecular Mechanism of Pain Chronification"

Main applicant Robert A. Harris, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and co-applicant Björn Högberg, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Project title: "Novel immunotherapy targeting myeloid cells for neurological diseases: Drug repurposing and nanoengineering"

Main applicant Maja Jagodic, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and co-applicant John Löfblom, Department of Protein Science, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Project title: "Targeting neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration using artificial ligands"

Main applicant Bertrand Joseph, Institute of Environmental Medicine and co-applicant Sandra Ceccatelli, Department of Neuroscience

Project title: "Roles for microglial diversity in brain development and autism spectrum disorders"

StratNeuro is committed to transparency and gender equality

Out of the 41 letters of intent received, the main applicants were 34% women and 66% men.

The gender ratio of the main applicants in the top 1/3 letters of intent, which were invited to submit full proposals, was 33.33% women and 66.66% men.

The gender ratio of the main applicants in the top 6 ranking proposals awarded the grant was 33.33% women and 66.66% men.

Contact

Vasco Sousa Senior lab manager