Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2016

Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the career programme for young researchers launched by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2012, provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields. This year twenty-nine new researchers are appointed to the programme.

2016’s Wallenberg Academy Fellows: 
(Where the nominating university is not the researcher’s current university, the nominating university’s name is in parentheses). 

Natural Sciences 

Dr. Oscar Agertz, University of Surrey, UK (Stockholm University)
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Dr. Yaowen Wu, Max Planck Institute, Dortmund, Germany (Umeå University) 
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Associate Professor Karin Schönning, Uppsala University 
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Dr. Georgios Dimitroglou Rizell, University of Cambridge, UK (Uppsala University) 
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Dr. Abraham Mendoza, Stockholm University 
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Dr. Charles Melnyk, University of Cambridge, UK (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) 
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Dr. Sarah Greenwood, Stockholm University 
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Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Stockholm University 
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Dr. Björn Burmann, University of Basel, Switzerland (University of Gothenburg)
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Dr. Agnese Bissi, Harvard University, USA (Uppsala University)
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Social Sciences 

Associate Professor Jonas Olofsson, Stockholm University 
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Dr. Erik Mohlin, Lund University 
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Dr. Jutta Bolt, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Lund University) 
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Dr. Giulia Andrighetto, European University Institute, Italy and the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (Mälardalen University) 
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Engineering and Technology 

Associate Professor Maria Tenje, Uppsala University 
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Associate Professor Anna Martinelli, Chalmers University of Technology 
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Associate Professor Emma Lundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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 Associate Professor Christoph Langhammer, Chalmers University of Technology 
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Dr. Shervin Bagheri, KTH Royal Institute of Technology 
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Associate Professor Daniel Aili, Linköping University 
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Medicine 

Dr. Laura Baranello, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA (Karolinska Institutet)
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Dr. Niklas Björkström, Karolinska Institutet
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Dr. Vicente Pelechano García, Karolinska Institutet 
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Dr. Sidinh Luc, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, USA (Karolinska Institutet) 
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Dr. Sasan Zandi, University of Toronto, Canada (Linköping University) 
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Dr. Fredrik Lanner, Karolinska Institutet 
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Dr. Claudia Kutter, University of Cambridge, UK (Karolinska Institutet) 
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Dr. Olaf Bergmann, Karolinska Institutet 
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Humanities 

Dr. Antti Kauppinen, University of Tampere, Finland (University of Gothenburg) 
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