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Cutting-edge research centre in biomaterials chemistry secures funding

The cutting-edge research centre Linnaeus University Centre for Biomaterials Chemistry has been granted continued funding for the upcoming five-year period, following a decision by Linnaeus University’s vice-chancellor Peter Aronsson. The centre conducts internationally prominent research on, among other subjects, the immune system, biomaterials, and computer-simulated cancer research.

The vice-chancellor’s decision means that the centre is granted at total of SEK 9 million in continued funding for the years 2023–2027. A condition for the decision is that the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences continues to fund the centre with a total of SEK 17.8 million over the same period.

The funding makes it possible to continue the development of international and national collaborations, and to train and recruit more young researchers.

“We will continue working within our primary areas with the overall aim to develop new, smart materials that can imitate or be integrated into biological systems, like the human body. Other applications for such materials are within different types of sensor systems. Several of the centre’s projects have already resulted in commercially available products within diagnostics and therapy”, says Kristina Nilsson-Ekdahl, professor of immunology and research director at the centre.

Many projects related to the pandemic

The decision on continued funding comes after an external evaluation that establishes that the research centre has continued to show very good results in an international comparison.

“The breadth of our activities was clearly demonstrated during the first part of the pandemic, when several of the centre’s groups quickly got engaged in various COVID-related projects, like development of new principles for quantification of anti-spike antibodies, and mapping of early immune defense to CoV-2 with possible therapy with drugs that have already been approved”, Nilsson-Ekdahl explains.


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