[PRESS RELEASE 2012-12-11] Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) has appointed 16 distinguished researchers the Wallenberg Scholars. Three of the researchers selected are Directors at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab); Mathias Uhlén, professor in microbiology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Gunnar von Heijne, professor in theoretical chemistry at Stockholm University and Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, professor in comparative genomics at Uppsala University. Leif Andersson, professor in functional genomics at Uppsala University and part of the SciLifeLab Uppsala Program Board also received the Wallenberg Scholars 2013. Each Wallenberg Scholar receives a five-year research grant of 3 MSEK per year.
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