Published: 2019-12-18 10:54 | Updated: 2019-12-18 11:01

They are awarded SFF grants to collaborate with industry

Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet are awarded the Strategic Mobility Grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). The aim of the SSF mobility programme is to increase exchange between Swedish universities and industry by funding researchers’ work with a project managed by the other part.

The grants vary from just under half a million to one and a half million SEK, and the projects are carried out part-time or full-time during one to two years. SSF allocates SEK 15 million annually to the programme. Out of 40 applications within this year’s call, 14 were awarded grants, of which two are from KI:

Sara Straniero, PhD, Senior researcher at the Department of Medicine Huddinge, receives funding for a project in collaboration with the biopharmaceutical company Albiero AB, Gothenburg. The project concerns modulation of bile acid metabolism in liver disease.

Malgorzata Honcharenko, PhD, Senior researcher, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, receives funding for a project in collaboration with the British biotech company Evox Therapeutics. The project is about modifying exosomes for targeted delivery of pharmaceuticals. 1