Symposium celebrating 100-years anniversary Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation


The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) cellebrates 100-years anniversary of funding research within natural sciences, technology and medicine. Since 1917, when KAW was established, grants have been awarded to enpower both scientific research and education beneficial for the society. Today the foundation is one of the largest private funders of scientific research in Europe.

The KAW funded Molecular Life Science - anniversary symposium is organised by the Royal Academy of Sciences together with KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University.

The program consists of four topics including archaic genomes, nanobiotechnology, neurobiology and proteomics. Keynote speakers include Svante Pääbo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), Rod MacKinnon (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University, New York), Leslie Vosshall (Rockefeller University) and Carol Robinson (University of Oxford).

There will also be presentations from KAW-funded researchers in Sweden, including Emma Lundberg, director of the HPA Cell Atlas will present the work recently published in Science. In her talk "The Cell Atlas and citizen science" she will discuss the importance of spatial proteomics for cell biology, including the citizen science effort "Project Discovery", and the path ahead to define the spatiotemporal organization of the human proteome at a subcellular level.

To find out more about the KAW foundation and the symposium visit the website.

Cristina Al-Khalili Szigyarto