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Karo Bio Research Foundation
The purpose of Karo Bio’s Research Foundation is to provide scientists in academia with grants to conduct research in the field of Karo Bio’s research. For information on Karo Bio’s research activities see our Pipeline.
For 2012, the Board of the Research Foundation decided to award more than the
3 000 000 SEK that normally apply. The following applications were awarded grants:
- Associate professor Laura Moro, Dep. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italien. “Estrogen receptor beta function in human melanoma” 900 000 SEK
- Associate professor Knut Steffensen, Dep. of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet. “The oxysterolreceptors - LXRs: Novel drugable targets for inflammation and cancer” 800 000 SEK
- Dr. Isabelle Billas, Institute of Genetics and of Molecular and Cellular biology, Strasbourg, France. “Molecular Basis of DNA and Coactivator Recognition by ERR and Implications for New Cancer Therapeutics” 710 000 SEK
- Dr. Douglas Forrest, Laboratory of Endocrinology and Receptor Biology, National Institutes of Health, USA. “The functions of retinoid-related orphan receptor RORg1 and RORg2 isoforms” 790 000 SEK
- Professor Per Svenningsson and Dr. Karima Chergui, Dep. of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. “ERb agonists as neroprotective and symptomatic therapies in experimental parkinsonism” 650 000 SEK
For awards 2007 – 2011, see pdf file to the right.
The annual application deadline is 1 April. Applications should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.
Since 2010, a total of maximum 3 000 000 SEK per year is awarded to up to three applicants.
The application, in English and not exceeding four pages, should contain:
- General research idea
- Purpose of the project
- Research plan and budget including overhead costs
- Literature references
- Short cv for applicant
If the research project involves the use of substances that are not commercially available, the applicant’s right to use these substances for the suggested project should be verified.
A scientific evaluation of the applications is conducted together with an independent Scientific Advisory Board. The Karo Bio Research Foundation then decides on grants based on scientific criteria and the relevance of the project to Karo Bio.
The Scientific Advisory Board consists of:
Professor Ingemar Björkhem, Karolinska Institutet
Professor Anders Jacobsson, Stockholms Universitet
Professor Anders Grahnén, Uppsala Universitet and Quintiles AB