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SRC investing SEK 10 million in research at the Department of Pharmacy

2022-11-10

Thomas Dorlo, Lena Friberg and Margareta Hammarlund Udenaes at the Department of Pharmacy receive grants amounting to more than SEK 10 million in the Swedish Research Council's calls in Medicine and Health and Natural Sciences and Engineering in 2022.

Thomas Dorlo, Lena Friberg and Margareta Hammarlund Udenaes
Thomas Dorlo, Lena Friberg and Margareta Hammarlund Udenaes

Thomas Dorlo, Associate Professor in Pharmacometrics, is awarded SEK 2.4 million distributed over 2023-2025 for his project Precisionsmedicinska verktyg för den försummade tropiska sjukdomen visceral leishmaniasis.

“There is an urgent lack of effective and safe treatments for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis. That the Swedish Research Council chooses to finance our research on precision medicine tools for this poverty-related parasitic disease will contribute to better treatment options for these vulnerable patients and is a major boost for our newly initiated Pharmacometrics for Global Health research team,“ states Thomas Dorlo.


Lena Friberg, Professor of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Lena Friberg, receives SEK 5.47 million

Lena Friberg, Professor of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, receives SEK 5.47 million over 2022-2024 for her project Etablering av en modellerings-plattform för att möjliggöra klinisk läkemedelsutveckling av antibiotika mot multiresistenta patogener: Från kanin till klinik.

“Antibiotic resistance is one of the most common causes of death in the world and the prognosis remains bleak. To reverse this development, we must all work together, and earlier this year we began establishing a new interdisciplinary research environment, uniting four research groups at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University, and this grant is of course providing new opportunities and valuable inspiration to take on the important challenge we face,” says Lena Friberg.


Margareta Hammarlund Udenaes, Professor em. at the Department of Pharmacy and researcher with focus on Translational PKPD, is awarded SWK 2.4 million distributed over 2023-2025 for her project Cellulära membrantransportörer och endotelheterogenitet vid utveckling och prevention av cytostatika-inducerad perifer neuropati (PreventCIPN).

"The Faculty of Pharmacy’s research environment for Translational PKPD is in a positive generational shift, and we recently arranged the successful conference Translating PKPD – (Retro)Perspectives that provided our junior researchers room to expand their international networks. The Swedish Research Council's grant gives me the opportunity to take part in this exciting development, but also to continue following a number of highly interesting research leads,” says Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes.

FACTS

  • The Swedish Research Council is awarding a total grant amount of more than SEK 2,4 billion within Medicine and health and Natural and engineering sciences throughout 2022-2027.

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CONTACT

Thomas Dorlo, UniversitetslektorThomas Dorlo, Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
Thomas.Dorlo@farmaci.uu.se

Professor Lena FribergLena Friberg, Professor
Department of Pharmacy
lena.friberg@farmaci.uu.se

Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, Professor em.
Department of Pharmacy
margareta.hammarlund-udenaes@farmaci.uu.se

text: Magnus Alsne, photo: Mikael Wallerstedt m fl

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Last modified: 2023-09-12