Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant 2019
awarded to Assistant Professor Emma Andersson, Karolinska Institutet
Project: Liver innervation goes viral: Embryonic liver nanoinjection to investigate neuro-biliary development.
Funded by: Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse
Emma Andersson’s track record spans excellence in research and institutional citizenship
— having chaired the Karolinska Institutet (KI) Junior Faculty for three years and started up two labs and two core facilities at the university.
As a researcher she brings together tools from neuroscience, vascular biology, hepatology and developmental biology. Her goal is to unravel how genetics and environment control embryonic development, to harness developmental pathways and design therapies for rare congenital disorders such as the incurable Alagille syndrome, which can lead to serious liver and heart problems for those children affected.