Published: 22-01-2018 13:57 | Updated: 08-02-2024 14:40

Two KI researchers accepted Wallenberg Clinical Fellows

Researchers Petter Brodin and Carl Sellgren Majkowitz at Karolinska Institutet have been accepted into the Wallenberg Clinical Fellows research programme, meaning a three-year appropriation financed by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

Petter Brodin is an assistant professor at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medicine, Solna and Science for Life Laboratory, as well as a resident in paediatrics at the Karolinska University Hospital. His research deals with how the immune systems of infants are formed by environmental factors such as bacteria, viruses and nutritional components. Together with his research group, he has developed a completely unique experimental method based on a new sampling method.

Carl Sellgren Majkowitz is a senior researcher at KI’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, as well as an attending physician at Karolinska University Hospital. Carl Sellgren Majkowitz and his research group are attempting to develop a new treatment for those suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that will cause fewer side effects than existing treatments.

The purpose of the Wallenberg Clinical Fellows research programme is to stimulate clinical research among Swedish physicians and to identify the leading researchers of tomorrow in a clinical environment. The programme is primarily aimed at younger doctors. The initiative is the work of the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation with scientific support from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.