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Funded by the Erling Pearson Foundation Karolinska Institutet

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2023

project: A phase I clinical study of eye and age-related macular diseases.
Anders Kvanta, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, and Frederik Lanner, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, were awarded SEK 10 million spread over three years.

News article: KI researchers Anders Kvanta and Frederik Laner receive $10 million in grants

2021

project: Artificial intelligence for diagnosing cancer and infectious diseases in resource-limited settings (MoMic project).
Johan Lundin, Global Public Health Foundation, received SEK 10 million spread over three years.

project: Future defenses against COVID-19
Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam, Department of Microbiology, Oncology and Cell Biology, received SEK 8 million spread over three years.

Read about the 2021 scholarships on the news site

2020

project: Using proteins to personalize medical treatment.
Jan Lehtiu, Department of Oncology and Pathology, received a grant of SEK 7.5 million spread over three years.

2019

project: New diagnostic and therapeutic tools for Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, and small vessel disease
Maria Eriksdotter, Department of Neuroscience, Nursing and Community Sciences, received a grant of SEK 8.2 million spread over 3 years.

About the Maria Eriksdotter Scholarship on the News website

2018

project: Development of membrane molecules for a vaccination strategy with a broader impact than today's against pneumococcal infection.
Birgitta Henrix Normark, Department of Microbiology, Oncology and Cell Biology, received a grant of 9 million SEK spread over 3 years.

project: Prostate cancer treatment – ​​PSMA/PET-guided therapy versus conventional radiotherapy, a randomized trial.
Stefan Carlsson, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery. Grant awarded: 7.5 million Swedish krona distributed over 3 years.

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project: Cardiovascular research using the MR-Thorax magnetic camera.
Lars Ryden, Department of Medicine, Solna, received a grant of SEK 12.7 million spread over 3 years.

project: Atlas of human developmental cells.
Sten Lennarsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, is a co-applicant for a project led by KTH which received a grant: 60 million SEK over 4 years.

Article about the 2018 scholarship at KI Nyheter

2017

project: Acquired muscle paralysis in intensive care unit patients: mechanisms, diagnosis/monitoring, and treatment
Lars Larsson, from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, was awarded SEK 6 million spread over three years for his research into muscle paralysis that can affect intensive care patients.

Read more about the scholarship to Lars Larsson at KI Nyheter

project: Development of a vaccine against rheumatoid arthritis
Rikard Holmdahl, from the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, received 9 million Swedish krona spread over three years for his research on vaccines against rheumatism.

project: Easy patient diagnosis of cancer and infectious diseases using portable digital microscope and artificial intelligence
Johan Lundin, from the Department of Global Public Health, receives SEK 6 million spread over three years for his research on better tools to diagnose serious diseases on a patient basis.

2016

project: A platform for the first registry-randomized clinical trial in heart failure: a randomized interventional trial of the Spironolactone Registry-Initiation in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (SPIRRIT-HFFPEF)
Lars Lund, Department of Medicine, Solna, receives SEK 10 million spread over three years to establish a platform for registration-based randomized clinical trials in heart failure. The project is implemented in cooperation with the National Heart Failure Registry (RiksSvikt) and the Uppsala Clinical Research Centre.

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project: Individual prostate cancer diagnostic pipeline
Henrik Grünberg, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, receives SEK 28 million spread over three years to further develop the so-called Stockholm 3 test for prostate cancer diagnosis. The project is run in collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm County Council and Prostate Cancer UK.

project: Is malaria eradication possible in Zanzibar? Case study for Africa.
Anders Björkman, Department of Microbiology, Oncology and Cell Biology, receives SEK 3 million spread over three years for his work to eradicate malaria in Zanzibar. The project is being implemented in cooperation with the Zanzibar Malaria Control Programme. An additional allocation of 2 million was decided in 2018.

Read more about the 2016 scholarship at KI Nyheter

2011-2015

Kerstin Brismar and Per Olof Berggren The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery is funded with SEK 25 million per year for five years.

Read more on the Foundation’s website (in English)

Foundation grants for Swedish institutions

The Erling-Persson Foundation is part of the Swedish Foundation's Starting Grant collaboration, which awards grants to researchers at Swedish universities who have received the highest scores in their applications for a European Research Council Starting Grant, but have not yet received a so-called ERC Starting Grant.

More about foundation grants for Swedish institutions