Lars Tranvik chosen to be Wallenberg Scholar

2019-03-25

Professor Lars Tranvik is one of 22 chosen scientists to be a 2019 Wallenberg Scholar. It entails a five-year grant of 18 million crowns to conduct free research.

The chosen scientists come from a number of different fields, with an emphasis of natural science and medicine. Grants were awarded for research within antibiotic resistance, wireless communication and a better understanding of climate change among others.

“We want to give Sweden’s foremost researchers an opportunity to freely explore their ideas without needing to worry about funding. We believe that supporting the individual researcher’s drive, and giving researchers the opportunity to organize research in the way they themselves consider to be the most effective benefits the scientific process, and can lead to unexpected breakthroughs,” says Göran Sandberg, Executive Director of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Read the press release from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation here.

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