Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant
2020 call closed (15 september 15:00 CET).
Results will be announced in December, 2020 (prel.)
SFSG relies on the ERC:s well-renowned peer-review process as the basis of its quality assessment to minimise the administrative effort in offering prominent researchers a second chance at funding from one of the participating five, private Swedish research foundations: The Erling-Persson Family Foundation, Kempe Foundations, Olle Engkvist Foundation, Ragnar Söderberg Foundation and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant 2019 awarded to
Assistant Prof. 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.