The Fellows

The Fellows

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    Kasper Moth-Poulsen

    Associate prof. Chalmers University of Technology Engineering sciences Year of admission: 2014

    Saving the summer’s solar power for the winter
    Solar cells are a poor match for northerly latitudes because there is darkness for much of the year. Kasper Moth-Poulsen, as a ...

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    Christian Müller

    Associate prof. Chalmers University of Technology Engineering sciences Year of admission: 2014

    Body heat to power the electronic textiles of the future
    In the future, sensors embedded in clothes might be able to monitor our health or sense deadly gases in a conflict zone. ...

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    Björn Nilsson

    PhD Lund University Medicine Year of admission: 2012

    He is seeking knowledge about cancer using mathematics
    Björn Nilsson is the hacker that became a mathematician, physician and researcher in blood diseases. With mathematics as a tool, ...

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    Johan Nilsson

    Dr University of Gothenburg Natural sciences Year of admission: 2014

    Fascinating new materials demand new physical theories
    Materials with new properties have often led to changes in mankind’s lifestyle. Dr Johan Nilsson from the Department of Physics, ...

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    Peder Olofsson

    Dr Karolinska Institutet Medicine Year of admission: 2014

    Nerves make drugs
    Many common diseases are linked to an overactive immune system and inflammation in the body. As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Peder Olofsson will investigate a new ...

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    Jonas Olofsson

    Associate prof. Stockholm University Social science Year of admission: 2016

    How does the brain store olfactory memories?
    Researchers’ knowledge of how the brain stores memories primarily comes from studies of visual impressions. Wallenberg Academy Fellow ...

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    Andreas Olsson

    Associate prof. Karolinska Institutet Social science Year of admission: 2014

    Where does a fear of the unknown originate?
    Researchers know much about howpersonal experiences of distressing events give rise to fear, but we also learn fear from others and we ...

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    Anita Öst

    PhD Linköping University Medicine Year of admission: 2015

    Can an epigenetic memory for unhealthy lifestyles be inherited?
    Our personal lifestyles are decisive for our health. However, could one explanation for the current obesity epidemic be ...

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    Martin Ott

    PhD Stockholms University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2013

    A molecular masterpiece within cells
    When you breathe, oxygen ends up in the cellular power plant: the mitochondria. This is where cells produce energy-rich molecules that support the living ...

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    Panagiotis Papadimitratos

    Associate professor KTH Royal Institute of Technology Engineering sciences Year of admission: 2013

    A guaranty against infringement of wireless systems
    Major security risks limit the development of wireless and smart technology. Companies do not trust that such systems can be protected from ...

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    Vicente Pelechano García

    PhD Karolinska Institutet Medicine Year of admission: 2016

    Why can genetically identical cells function differently?
    Researchers have long investigated how genes govern the properties of a cell, but this is not sufficient for an understanding ...

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    Mia Phillipson

    Professor Uppsala University Medicine Year of admission: 2012

    She maps the immune system in the fight against common diseases
    The classic view of the immune system is that it defends the body against infections. But now, a new picture is emerging. The ...

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    Andrea Puhar

    PhD Umeå University Medicine Year of admission: 2015

    Understanding the relation between inflammation, infection and ATP
    Inflammation protects organisms after an infection or damage, where the reaction is triggered when damaged cells ...

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    Ilona Riipinen

    Associate prof. Stockholm University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2015

    How are particles removed from the air and atmosphere?
    The amount of particles in the atmosphere is decisive for both our health and the Earth’s climate. Researchers have spent a ...

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    Mikael Roll

    Associate prof. Lund University Humanities Year of admission: 2014

    How does the brain connect intonation and grammar?
    A person listening to his or her native language is attuned to very small signals in speech that predict upcoming grammatical ...

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    Johanna Rosén

    Associate prof. Linköping University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2012

    She designs nanolaminates with tailored properties
    The possibilities of nanomaterials are predicted to be endless, especially in the electronics of the future. Johanna Rosén hopes to be able to ...

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    Nasim Sabouri

    PhD Umeå University Medicine Year of admission: 2015

    What is the function of four-stranded DNA in cells and viruses?
    The DNA molecule is known for its helix shape, with two strands that wind around each other. However, DNA also occurs ...

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    Joakim Sandberg

    Associate prof. University of Gothenburg Humanities Year of admission: 2014

    How can the financial sector take greater ethical and social responsibility?
    Following the financial crisis, an increasing number of voices are critical of what they perceive as a ...

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    Philipp Schlatter

    Associate professor KTH Royal Institute of Technology Engineering sciences Year of admission: 2013

    A computer will simulate the turbulence around an airfoil
    So far, scientists have found it impossible to simulate the turbulent flow around an aieroplane or a car. They simply have not had ...

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    Karin Schönning

    Associate prof. Uppsala University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2016

    How is the universe’s matter held together?
    More than ninety-eight percent of the universe’s visible mass is generated by the strong force; it binds together protons and ...

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    David Seekell

    PhD Umeå University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2015

    Are forest lakes on the verge of ecosystem collapse?
    When environmental degradation causes an ecosystem to pass a tipping point, the damage is difficult or impossible to repair. This ...

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    Gilad Silberberg

    Associate prof. Karolinska Institutet Medicine Year of admission: 2012

    Before you move a part of your body, the brain has already compiled all the information it needs in a split second, in order to correctly direct the movement. Gilad Silberberg will study in detail how this ...

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    Janine Splettstößer

    Professor RWTH Aachen University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2013

    She wants to control single electrons
    We have gotten used to our smart devices becoming increasingly powerful very rapidly. If computer technology continues to develop at the same speed, ...

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    Jonas Strandberg

    Associate prof. KTH Royal Institute of Technology Natural sciences Year of admission: 2015

    Additional Higgs particles may explain the dark areas of the universe
    Large parts of the universe consist of dark matter and dark energy, states for which physics has no explanatory ...

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    Sara Strandberg

    PhD Stockholms University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2013

    Could supersymmetry explain dark matter?
    Physicists describe the world with the “Standard Model”, in which 12 elementary particles build all matter. However, this theory has its limitations and ...

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    Camilla Svensson

    PhD Karolinska Institutet Medicine Year of admission: 2012

    She is looking for the cause of chronic pain
    Chronic pain is a major public health problem, affecting about one fifth of the Swedish adult population. Persistent pain casts a shadow ...

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    Sebastiaan Swart

    PhD University of Gothenburg Natural sciences Year of admission: 2015

    Autonomous ocean robots will investigate how the oceans affect global climate
    Around half of the carbon dioxide that is swallowed by the world’s seas is absorbed by the Southern ...

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    Maria Tenje

    Associate prof. Uppsala University Engineering sciences Year of admission: 2016

    A lifelike model of the blood-brain barrier
    One problem in the development of pharmaceuticals against diseases that affect the brain is that the blood-brain barrier often prevents ...

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    Kimberly Dick Thelander

    Professor Lund University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2012

    She wants to see how nanothreads grow
    Electronics need to get stronger, faster and more efficient. Nanotechnology can be the way there. In Lund, Kimberly Dick Thelander will design a ...

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    Ann Towns

    Associate professor University west Social science Year of admission: 2013

    What do women encounter in the diplomatic world?
    The number of female ambassadors has increased radically over the last few years. At the same time, the international sphere is controlled by ...

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    Tobias Uller

    PhD Lund University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2012

    First described by Darwin in 1859, the theory of evolution has since become more and more nuanced. Tobias Uller will investigate how adaptation of a species is affected by epigenetics, a process in which ...

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    Fredrik Viklund

    Associate prof. KTH Royal Institute of Technology Natural sciences Year of admission: 2014

    A large-scale description of random curves
    When chance governs the development of a curve, it will, on a large scale, follow a pattern. In mathematics, such patterns can be described ...

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    Eduardo Villablanca

    Dr Karolinska Institutet Medicine Year of admission: 2014

    Why do immune cells start to destroy healthy gut?
    In inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, chronic inflammation occurs in the gut when ...

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    Johanna Wallenius

    Associate prof. Stockholm School of Economics Social science Year of admission: 2014

    How can employment be increased across all age groups?
    Length of life is increasing in most populations and it is necessary to raise employment to finance pension payments in the ...

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    Sjoerd Wanrooij

    PhD Washington University School of Medicine Medicine Year of admission: 2013

    The power plant of the cell can explain aging
    A small part of all human genes are localized in the mitochondria, the power plants of the cell. Scientists know less about how this mitochondrial ...

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    Sebastian Westenhoff

    PhD University of Gothenburg Natural sciences Year of admission: 2013

    A new tool for studying the chemistry of life
    In essence, all chemistry going on in a living organism is coordinated by enzymes, proteins that control and increase the speed of vital reactions. ...

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    Joakim Westerlund

    Professor Lunds universitet Social science Year of admission: 2013

    More robust tools for economic analysis
    The amount of detailed data on individuals, companies and countries, about their economies and welfare, has increased drastically. This has strengthened ...

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    Petter Woll

    PhD Karolinska Institutet Medicine Year of admission: 2015

    Wants to find the cause of a dangerous form of blood cancer
    There is no effective curative treatment available to people who are affected by the blood cancer called myelodysplastic ...

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    Yaowen Wu

    Dr Umeå University Natural sciences Year of admission: 2016

    Recycling in the cell – how does it work?
    Various components of living cells, such as proteins and organelles, suffer continuous damage. The resulting waste is collected by ...

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    Joan Yuan

    PhD National Institutes of Health Medicine Year of admission: 2013

    Reducing infections after bone marrow transplantation
    Bone marrow transplants save lives of people suffering from cancer, blood diseases and immunodeficiency diseases. But transplanted cells ...

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    Sasan Zandi

    PhD Linköping University Medicine Year of admission: 2016

    Will investigate the cause of relapses in acute leukemia
    People with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are often affected by relapses – even if the cancer treatment is initially very ...

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    Henrik Zetterberg

    Professor University of Gothenburg Medicine Year of admission: 2013

    New ideas on plaque can provide a functioning dementia medicine
    Researchers have long believed that Alzheimer’s disease is due to plaque in the brain. So why doesn’t it help to remove ...

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    Zhen Zhang

    Associate prof. Uppsala University Engineering sciences Year of admission: 2015

    Tiny electronic biosensors may revolutionize biochemical analysis
    Many researchers believe that laboratories in the future will be handheld. As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Zhen Zhang ...

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