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Wallenberg Centre of Molecular and Translational Medicine is a new center at the University of Gothenburg. The center is being built in cooperation with Region Västra Götaland/Regional Development and AstraZeneca. Close interaction between the partners is important to ensure that the results of basic research quickly lead to new therapies and ensures patients get the benefit.

Over ten new careers positions for young researchers will be added at the University of Gothenburg. The researchers will get very good conditions and will add to the successful research that already exists at the University of Gothenburg, AstraZeneca and Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

The investment covers SEK 620 million over a ten year period. The Wallenberg Foundation has previously decided to contribute 270 million, Västra Götaland 150 million, Astra Zeneca will contribute with time and resources comprising 40 million for the first four years (with a possible extension thereafter), while the University of Gothenburg enters 160 million.


  • Christina Jern, MD, PhD, Professor at the Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy (christina.jern@gu.se)
    Director of Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine
  • Margit Mahlapuu, PhD, Professor, Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science (margit.mahlapuu@gu.se)
    Newly appointed Co-Director of Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine
  • Julia Grönros, PhD (julia.gronros@gu.se)
    Research Coordinator at Wallenberg Centre and Research Advisor at Grants and Innovation Office
  • Tinna Carlsson - Economist, Grants and Innovation Office
  • Mattias Lindgren Sandgren - Communications Officer, Grants and Innovation Office
  • Louise Nilsson, PhD
    Project manager at Wallenberg Centre and Biobank Väst at Sahlgrenska University Hospital

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Steering Committee

  • Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor (chair)
  • Göran Landberg Deputy Vice-Chancellor for research
  • Göran Hilmersson, Dean, Faculty of Science
  • Lena Carlsson, Assistant Dean for research, Sahlgrenska Academy
  • Jan Kilhamn, FoU-director, County Region West
  • Pernille Laerkegaard Hansen, Head of Department, Chronic Kidney Disease, CVRM iMED, AstraZeneca Göteborg
  • Jan Holmgren, representing Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (co-opted member)
  • Christina Jern, Director WCMTM (co-opted member)
  • Julia Grönros, Research Coordinator WCMTM (secretary)

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

  • Professor David Carling, Professor of Biochemistry, Institute of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
  • Professor Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, MD, Head of Department for Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Professor Leif Andersson, MD,Professor in Pathology,  Helsinki University, Finland


Grants and Innovation Office

The office function for Wallenberg Centre is placed at the Grants and Innovation Office, where over 30 experts in utilization, research and business law support the researchers and staff at University of Gothenburg.

Web Site of The Grants and Innovation Office


Page Manager: Mattias Lindgren|Last update: 4/27/2020

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