News from IGP during 2020
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation supports a record number of IGP researchers
Thirteen IGP researchers have been awarded research grants from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation. The grants are between SEK 500 000 and 3.0 million, for one to three years.
Research grants from the Sjöberg Foundation to two IGP researchers
Fredrik Swartling is awarded a grant of SEK 3 million and Peter Nygren receives a SEK 2.7 million grant from the Sjöberg Foundation.
Lars Forsberg receives ERC Consolidator Grant
In strong international competition, Lars Forsberg har been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. The grant is of approximately SEK 20 million for five years.
VR grant to infrastructure led by Ulf Gyllensten
In the Swedish Research Council’s call for applications for Grants for accessibility to infrastructure, the project New technology for integrated multi-omics analysis using large-scale parallel sequencing, led by Ulf Gyllensten, has been granted SEK 7 850 000.
Christer Betsholtz awarded the Björkén prize
Christer Betsholtz receives one of Uppsala University’s largest awards, the Björkén prize. He is awarded for his outstanding research on blood vessel formation, vessel permeability and other vascular functions.
Human Protein Atlas 20 years
The research programme Human Protein Atlas, for which the Uppsala node is hosted by IGP, celebrates its 20 years anniversary. To celebrate this event, the journal Science has published an online booklet with the most important milestones from the project. In addition, several films that take the viewer on journeys into the human body, and a new Single Cell Type Atlas are also launched.
Sixteen IGP researchers receive grants from the Swedish Cancer Society
The Swedish Cancer Society has granted funding of almost SEK 55 million in total to 16 IGP researchers.
Nine new grants from the Swedish Research Council to IGP
Nine IGP researchers have been awarded research grants from the Swedish Research Council in the field of medicine and health.
IGP researchers receive million SEK grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Lena Claesson-Welsh, Christer Betsholtz, Elisabetta Dejana, Taija Mäkinen and Michael Simons are awarded SEK 38 million during five years to characterise blood and lymphatic vessels in different organs. The characterisation can provide the basis for targeted analyses and improved therapies specifically for what is unique for each vessel type.
The Erling-Persson Family Foundation grants Tobias Sjöblom funding
The foundation has decided to support Tobias Sjöblom’s research project “New cancer therapy targeting genetic variation” with SEK 9 million during three years.
Biobank Sweden granted SEK 10 million to coordinate COVID-19 samples
The national research infrastructure Biobank Sweden has been granted SEK 10 million from the Swedish Research Council to coordinate the collection and accessibility of samples related to COVID-19.
Bo Nilsson awarded research grant for covid-19 research
The Swedish Research Council has decided about the funding of projects concerning research on coronavirus and COVID-19. Bo Nilsson is awarded SEK 1.77 million to study the innate immune response in COVID-19.
IGP researchers receive grants from the Swedish Brain Foundation
Niklas Dahl and Jan Dumanski have been awarded grants of SEK 1 200 000 for two years, and Åsa Johansson and Fredrik Swartling receive SEK 600 000 for one year.
Research prize to Peter Nygren
Peter Nygren has been awarded Region Uppsala’s research prize for 2019 for his research on individualised and more effective cancer therapy, often called precision medicine.
IGP researcher receive grants for covid-19 research
Gunilla Enblad is one of the researchers who has been granted funding in SciLifeLab’s call for applications for covid-19 research, financed by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. She is awarded SEK 700 000 for the project Biological investigations of Covid-19 in cancer patients.
Research grant to Xingqi Chen
Xingqi Chen has been awarded SEK 500 000 from the foundation Petrus och Augusta Hedlunds stiftelse.
Several research grants to Oskar Eriksson
Oskar Eriksson has been granted funding from the Agnes and Mac Rudberg foundation, Magnus Bergvall foundation, and Reumatikerförbundet.
Göran Gustafsson prize to Di Yu
IGP researcher Di Yu has been awarded a Göran Gustafsson Prize for young researchers.
Swedish Cancer Society positions to IGP researchers
Fredrik Swartling and Marika Nestor receive a Senior Investigator Award, Anzhelika Vorobyeva is awarded a position for research on ovarian cancer and Milena Doroszko is awarded a postdoctoral position.
New on the IGP web: Picture of the week
Starting today, we will each week publish a beautiful/stunning/interesting picture as examples of the research performed at IGP.
Taija Mäkinen awarded the Göran Gustafsson prize
She is awarded "for her molecular studies of the lymphatic vasculature's growth and function". The prize consists of a research grant of SEK 5.1 million during three years, and a personal prize of SEK 250 000.
U-CAN 10 years!
U-CAN has been in operation for 10 years. To celebrate this, a day of scientific presentations and discussion of how U-CAN best contributes to future cancer research is organised.
Three IGP reseachers receive grants from Linnéstiftelsen
Anzhelika Vorobeyeva, Yumeng Mao and Xingqi Chen have been awarded research grants of SEK 200 000 from the foundation Linnéstiftelsen för medicinsk forskning.
The Prostate Cancer Association funds two research projects at IGP
Anzhelika Vorobyeva is awarded SEK 340 000 to study how targeting of EpCAM using DARPin molecules can be used as a combined diagnostics and therapy of prostate cancer.
Masood Kamali-Moghaddam receives SEK 200 000 to develop and implement advanced technologies for detection and characterization of exosomes as biomarkers for prostate cancer.
Marcus Lundberg awarded a research grant from Diabetes Wellness
The foundation Diabetes Wellness Sweden has awarded Marcus Lundberg at IGP a grant of SEK 200 000 for studying the role of the pancreas’ acinar tissue for the etiology of the disease.
IGP researchers awarded SEK 9 million from Sjöbergstiftelsen
The foundation Sjöbergstiftelsen has decided to award grants to two applications from IGP researchers.