Christer Betsholtz and Lena Claeson-Welsh receive continued support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

2024-03-26

The Foundation has awarded Wallenberg Scholar grants to Christer Betsholtz and Lena Claeson-Welsh. They have both received this grant previously and their research will now receive support also for the coming five years.

Christer Betsholtz’ research concerns blood vessels in the brain and how the barrier between the blood vessels and the brain tissue works. Lena Claeson-Welsh is studying leakage from blood vessels in cancer and how this effects cancer metastasis.

In total, 118 researchers have been appointed Wallenberg Scholars in 2024, out of which 20 are at Uppsala University. Five of these are new awardees. The grants amount to up to SEK 20 million for experimental projects.

More information:

Press release Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Christer Betsholtz’ research

Lena Claesson-Welsh’s research

Portraits of Christer Betsholtz and Lena Claesson-Welsh
Christer Betsholtz and Lena Claesson-Welsh (photo Göran Ekeberg and Mikael Wallerstedt)