Published: 2016-04-28 07:44 | Updated: 2016-04-28 10:38

The Eric K. Fernström Prize to Rickard Sandberg

Rickard Sandberg, Professor at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB), has been awarded Eric K. Fernströms pris till yngre, särskilt lovande och framgångsrika forskare for 2016.

In his research, Rickard Sandberg combines genome-wide experimental and computational techniques to study global aspects of gene regulation in development and disease. He receives the Eric K. Fernström Prize for pioneering single-cell technologies and his important discoveries of gene regulatory mechanisms in single cells. His lab developed a novel single-cell transcriptome method, which became an important breakthrough and is considered to have great potential for analyses of clinically relevant cells.

He is awarded the prize, 100 000 SEK, at a ceremony in Lund at November 2. The Eric K. Fernström foundation annually awards one Nordic prize and six Swedish prizes to promising scientists in the medical sciences. Each one of the medical faculties designates its own prize winner.