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Published: 2018-12-18

Umeå researcher one of five to receive Starting Grant

NEWS Ronnie Berntsson, the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, is one of five researchers in Sweden to receive a Swedish Foundations Starting Grant 2018.

Text: Ola Nilsson

Ronnie Berntsson is awarded a Starting Grant equivalent to the ERC Starting Grant for the project Structural studies of Gram-positive Type 4 Secretion Systems to understand their role in propagation of antibiotic resistance. The project is financed by the Kempe Foundations.

Swedish Foundations Starting Grant is a collaboration between five foundations that fund the researchers according to their own respective statutes and priorities. The collaborating foundations are The Erling-Persson Family Foundation, The Kempe Foundations, the Olle Engkvists Stiftelse, Ragnar Söderberg Foundation and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. A new evaluation is not performed; we rely on the scrutinous process conducted by the ERC.

The other researchers receiving Starting Grant 2018 are:

  • Katrin Amann-Winkel, Fysikum, Stockholm University, Probing the Glass-Liquid-Liquid-Ice Transitions in Amorphous Water with X-rays. Financed by the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation.
  • Marcus Dahlström, Department of Physics, Lunds University Bound Electron Wave packets for Attosecond Resolved Emission. Financed by Olle Engkvists Stiftelse.
  • Jenny Mjösberg, Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Single-cell analysis of intestinal lymphocytes reveals targets for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Financed by The Erling-Persson Family Foundation.
  • Lisa Strömbom, Department of Political Science, Lunds University, Pushing the boundaries of peace research – reconceptualizing and measuring agonistic peace.
 Financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

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