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Wallenberg Academy Fellows

The Wallenberg Academy Fellows is the largest private investment in young researchers in Sweden. The following researchers at the University of Gothenburg have been granted long-term funding.

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The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences. This is achieved through long-term grants to excellent researchers and to projects. The Foundation can also initiate grants to strategic projects and scholarship programs.

Prolongation of Wallenberg Academy Fellows

The following researchers have been given another 5-year-long support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Graham Leigh

Faculty of the Humanities (2020)
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

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Graham Leigh
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Björn Burmann 

Faculty of Science (2020)
Researcher in Biophysics at the Department of chemistry and Molecular Biology  

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Björn Burmann
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Erik Larsson Lekholm

Sahlgrenska Academy (2020)
Professor at the department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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Erik Larsson Lekholm
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Sebaastian Swart

Faculty of Science (2020)
Researcher at the department of Marine Sciences.

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Sebastiaan Swart
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Ann Towns

Faculty of Social Science (2020)
Professor at the Department of Political Science

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Ann Towns
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Previous Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Anne Bjorkman

Natural science (2019)

In the Arctic, climate change is leading to double the rise in temperature compared to other regions on the planet. Anne Bjorkman studies how Arctic plants and ecosystems change due to a warmer climate, with the goal of being able to predict whether these changes will in turn affect the global climate. 

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Anne Bjorkman
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Thorsten Berger

Technology (2019)

Developing complex software for vehicles, phones, computers or apps requires you being able to handle many different versions or variants of the software. Thorsten Berger will develop methods and tools for the next generation of version control systems, which will work in an age of constant software development and artificial intelligence.

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Thorsten Berger
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Hiroki Shibuya

Medicine (2019)

When the germ cells are formed, cells divide through so-called meiosis and 23 of the 46 chromosomes are passed on to the daughter cells.

Hiroki Shibuya will identify which processes control meiosis, to understand why it sometimes goes wrong and some people are born with chromosomal aberrations.

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Hiroki Shibuya
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Karl Börjesson

Natural science (2017)

Research field:
Synthesis of complex molecules for use in materials science. Photophysical/electrical characterization of molecular systems.

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Karl Börjesson
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Elin Naurin

Social science (2017)

Research field:
Representative democracy and political behaviors.

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Elin Naurin
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Stefano Romeo

Medicine (2017)

Research field: The impact of genetic variations on blood lipids and metabolic liver disease.

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Stefano Romeo
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Björn Burmann

Natural science (2016)

Research field: Macromolecular cellular protein mechanisms, studied using high-resolution NMR spectroscopy.

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Björn Burmann
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Ana María Mora-Márquez

Humanities (2015)

Research field: Philosophy, history of philosophy, Aristotelian logic, dialectics.

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Ana María Mora-Márquez
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Graham Emil Leigh

Humanities (2015)

Research field: Mathematical foundations of truth

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Graham Leigh
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Mia Liinason

Humanities (2015)

Research field: The fight for women’s and LGBT rights.

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Mia Liinason
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Erik Larsson Lekholm 

Medicine (2015)

Research field: Mutations in non-coding DNA.

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Erik Larsson Lekholm
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Sebastiaan Swart

Natural science (2015)

Research field: Studies of ocean processes, mainly physical, with the help of underwater autonomous vehicles.

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Sebastiaan Swart
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Previous Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2013–2014
 

2014
Humanities
Joakim Sandberg 

Natural science
Alexandre Antonelli

2013
Medicine
Henrik Zetterberg

Natural science
Sebastian Westenhoff

Social science
Ann E Towns
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