Published: 30-11-2023 22:34 | Updated: 01-12-2023 10:08

Two KI researchers are awarded distinguished professor grants

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Professor Gonçalo Castelo-Branco and Professor Jonas Frisén, Karolinska Institutet, are awarded distinguished professor grants from the Swedish Research Council, totalling just over SEK 62 million for the years 2024–2031.

The Swedish Research Council has decided on the applications to be awarded distinguished professor grant within medicine and health. In total, four researchers are granted almost SEK 123 million for the years 2024–2031. 

Two of them are professors at Karolinska Institutet:

Photo of Gonçalo Castelo-Branco
Gonçalo Castelo-Branco. Photo: Ulf Sirborn

Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Project title: "En studie av oligodendrocyternas aktiva roll vid multipel skleros" (A study of the active role of oligodendrocytes in multiple sclerosis).

Jonas Frisén. Photo: Gustav Mårtensson.

Jonas Frisén, professor at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology.
Project title: "Cell regeneration in human health and disease".

The aim of the distinguished professor programme is to create conditions for the most prominent researchers to conduct long-term, ground-breaking research with great potential for achieving scientific breakthroughs. 

The grant shall also enable the establishment and build-up of a major research environment of the highest quality around a leading researcher.