Allocation of CIMED Junior and Senior grants for the 5-year period 2015-19.

The overall quality of the applications received was very high, both for Junior and Senior Investigator grants. The grant applications underwent external review by an international expert panel and the KI/SCC management group has now taken the decision regarding allocation of the grants.

CIMED Junior Investigator grants

Out of a total of 72 applications the following 7 applicants are selected for CIMED Junior Investigator grants in medical research and innovation involving basic, translational or clinical research. In alphabetical order:

EMMA R ANDERSSON

Project title: “Notch signaling control of development and malignancy”  (2 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

YENAN BRYCESON

Project title: “Elucidating mechanisms of human lymphocyte cytotoxicity in health and disease” (2 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

MARIA ERIKSSON

Project title: “Genetic variation in somatic tissue and its contribution to premature and healthy aging” (2 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

MARIA KASPER

Project title: “Stem Cell Dynamics In Skin – From Homeostasis To Cancer” (2 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

PEKKA KATAJISTO

Project title: “Stem Cell Niche and Asymmetric Cell Division in Aging” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

MIIA KIVIPELTO      

Project title: “Multimodal interventions in prodromal Alzheimer’s disease: creating an innovative research platform (MIND-AD)” (2 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

TIM WILLINGER

Project title: “Human Immune-Microbiota Crosstalk” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

CIMED Senior Investigator grants

Out of a total of 45 applications the following 9 applicants are selected for CIMED Senior Investigator grants in medical research and innovation involving basic, translational or clinical research. In alphabetical order:

PETER ARNER

Project title: “Adipose Tissue Turnover – Mechanims And Clinical Impact” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

KATARINA LE BLANC

Project title: “Experimental and clinical studies of interactions between mesenchymal stem cells and innate and adaptive immunity as treatment of immune mediated disorders” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

KARL EKWALL

Project title: “Basic research on Epigenetic Mechanisms and Cancer Epigenetics” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

JAN-ÅKE GUSTAFSSON

Project title: “Targeting ERβ and LXRβ to treat neurodegenerative diseases and depressive disorders” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

STEN EIRIK W JACOBSEN

Project title: “Functional and molecular characterisation and therapeutic targeting of the disease-propagating stem cells in myelodysplastic syndromes” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

JAN JOHANSSON

Project title: “New Approaches to Understand and Treat Amyloid Diseases” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

LUCA JOVINE

Project title: “Egg-sperm interaction at fertilization and Hedgehog (Hh) signaling” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

STEPHEN STROM

Project title: “Stem Cell Therapy of Liver Disease” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)

JUSSI TAIPALE

Project title: “Growth Control and Cancer” (3 million SEK/ year for 5 years)