As part of the career programme Wallenberg Academy Fellows, another 33 promising young Swedish and foreign researchers will receive long-term funding. Six of these will be active at Stockholm University, four of which will be at the Faculty of Science.
Today it was announced which young prominent researchers will become this year’s Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Out of the 33 researchers, six will be active at Stockholm University, which makes us the University with the most Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Two of the researchers are active in the humanities, and four in science.

The four science researchers are Rachel Foster, Markus Janson, Martin Ott, and Sara Strandberg. Rachel Foster, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, studies the symbiotic relationship between diatoms and cyanobacteria in the oceans. Markus Janson, lecturer at Queen’s University in Belfast, will further refine the technology used to look far out into the universe. Martin Ott, research fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University, will study at a very fundamental level how one of the big protein complexes, the cytochrome bc1 complex, is assembled in the respiratory chain. By analysing data from experiments with the particle accelerator at CERN, Sara Strandberg, lecturer at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, will investigate how the Standard Model can be modified to make it more universal.