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MALIN OCH LENNART PHILIPSONS STIFTELSE

The Lennart Philipson award and grant goes to young scientists in biomedicine who want to start their own group after having finished postdoctoral studies.

Scholars

Mikael Sellin 2018-2020

is awarded the prize/grant 2018 for his innovative work on bacterial gastrointestinal infections. He has developed a unique organ model for studying how bacteria, like Salmonella, penetrate cells in the intestine and how they interact with cellular components.   Read more

Volker Lauschke 2017-2019

is awarded the prize/grant 2017 for his work on the development and characterization of physiological hepatic model systems with the goal to study the molecular basis underlying inter-individual differences in drug response. Read more

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»We may not live in the best of all worlds – 
but certainly in one of the most interesting«

Gösta Frick

News

  • Volker Lauschke

    We have developed novel 3D tissue models that accurately reflect the biology and function of human liver. Furthermore, we ANALYZED the pharmacogenomic landscape in 130,000 individuals and found that previously unappreciated rare genetic variants in drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters contribute 30-40% to differ inter-individual differences in drug response.
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  • Erik Norberg Awarded Grant from the Swedish Cancer Society

    Erik Norberg was awarded a 2.3 million SEK project grant from Cancerfonden and a 6-year Young Investigator position from the same foundation. These grants are a direct continuation of his previous work supported focusing on understanding the metabolic regulation in cancer.  
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  • Report by Erik Norberg

    Our main goal of this study was to determine the functional role of distinct utilization of serine metabolism to lung adenocarcinomas. We identified a metabolic subtype, described by PHGDH, with poor prognosis that display with unique metabolic dependencies (Zhang et al. Cell Reports, 2017). 
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  • Human Rights and Community-led Development

    "Human Rights and Community-led Development ,Lessons from Tostan" by Ben Cislaghi recommends Tostan as a best practice for ethical and effective development. The book is published by Edinburgh University Press.  Ben Cislaghi is an Assistant Professor in Social Norms at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Centre for Gender, Health and Violence).  
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  • Maria Ulvmar awarded grant from VR

    Maria Ulvmar has been awarded the starting grant from the The Swedish Research Council (VR) 2016. The aim of the 4-year grant of 1.5 million per year (6 million SEK in total), is to support junior researchers to become established as independent group leaders.    Read more
  • Article by O. Idevall-Hagren

     In a recent study we discovered that a rare lipid in the outer membrane of b-cells plays a critical role in regulating the amount of calcium that enters the b-cell and, in extension, also the amount of insulin that these cells release. Experimental removal of this lipid by an optogenetic approach almost completely abolished calcium entry and strongly suppressed insulin release. Read more

Lennart Philipson – a documentary by Mikael Agaton