Puff start


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


Maria H Ulvmar 2016-2018

Maria Ulvmar is awarded the M L Philipson prize and grant for research on the lymph node vascular specialization in regulation of anti-tumour immune responses and metastasis. Her research has potential to identify new molecular targets for immune therapy and ways to interfere with the mechanisms that are involved in cancer metastasis. Read more

Erik Norberg 2015-2017

is awarded the prize/grant for his interesting and creative studies of alternations in the metabolism in cancer cells. The results may open new possibilities for cancer diagnostics as well as for future treatment of cancer.          The prize will be rewarded in connection with the Installation Ceremony  October 15th. Read more


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

Gösta Frick


  • 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
  • Progress report. Jorge Ruas

    The transcriptional coactivator PGC-1alpha4 is induced by resistance exercise training and regulates skeletal muscle hypertrophy. The main aim of this project is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which PGC-1alpha4 increases muscle size and strength. Read more
  • Scientific Report, Olof Idevall-Hagren

    Many diseases are associated with disturbed organelle communication. We are trying to understand how such cross talk between cellular compartments are achieved and why they sometimes malfunction in disease. Read more
  • Mast cell progenitors identified in human blood

    Jenny Hallgren and her group's discovery of the rare human blood mast cell progenitor population implies that the development of human mast cells resembles the development of mast cells in mice. Read more
  • Erik Norberg gets SSMF grant

    Erik Norberg has been awarded with a 3-year grant from the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF). The grant is 3 million SEK and was awarded to 4 researchers in the medical field of research in Sweden. Read more

Lennart Philipson – a documentary by Mikael Agaton