Four SciLifeLab researchers appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows
In total 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows have been appointed within the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investment program in young researchers 2016. Four of these are active at SciLifeLab:
- Maria Tenje, Uppsala University/SciLifeLab
- Emma Lundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology/SciLifeLab
- Vicente Pelechano, Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab and SciLifeLab fellow
- Claudia Kutter, Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab and SciLifeLab fellow
The purpose of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program is to boost Sweden as a research nation by retaining the greatest research talents in the country and by recruiting young international researchers to Swedish universities. The appointment process is conducted in collaboration with the Swedish universities and science academies, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in particular, in the areas of natural sciences; social sciences, engineering and technology; humanities; and medicine. Funding is SEK 5 – 9 million per researcher for five years depending on the subject area.