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Emma Lundberg awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize

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Professor Emma Lundberg. Photo: Daniel Roos, Scilifelab
Published Mar 09, 2022

Professor Emma Lundberg is one of five promising young scientists who are awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize from the Swedish Academy Of Science. The prize is given in five different categories, mathematics, physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine, and consists of a personal prize of 250,000 SEK and a three-year research grant of 5 MSEK.

Emma Lundberg was awarded the Prize in the Molecular Biology category for “pioneering work in developing technologies and analysis tools for large-scale characterizations of the cellular and subcellular human proteome”.

“It’s truly an honor to receive this award, and I’m very grateful to the Göran Gustafsson foundation and to my colleagues in the Human Protein Atlas for making it possible to do the kind of science we’re doing”, says Emma Lundberg.

Her research group works with spatiotemporal proteomics, investigating how the proteins in our human cells are organized, which in the long run can provide answers to how the cells work and how diseases develop. She was recently involved in developing a new AI-based technology for modeling functional systems in cells, called MuSIC. The results were presented in an article in Nature.

The three-year research grant of 5 MSEK will now be used to continue the work to understand the metabolic heterogeneity of our cells and how that affects the cell cycle. The goal is to develop new drug strategies and diagnostic tools for cancer.

Text: Jon Lindhe

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