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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.
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: