Portrait of Björn Redfors
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WCMTM:s new recruitment Björn Redfors awarded an ERC Starting Grant

Björn Redfors has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of around SEK 15 million for his research on heart attacks. He wants to understand what happens when parts of the heart muscle are temporarily disabled during an acute heart attack, in hopes of developing better treatments.

Newly recruited WCMTM Clinical Researcher Björn Redfors has recently returned to Gothenburg after two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Clinical Trials Center at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York. His research successes have already led to several major external grants, including a clinical research position at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Society for Medical Research’s Large Grant, project funding from the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, and Sahlgrenska Academy’s international start-up grant.

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