Go to content
SV På svenska

They are the Research Leaders of the Future – Framtidens Forskningsledare!

For the eighth time, the Foundation for Strategic Research has appointed the Research Leader of the Future, FFL-8. The 16 selected researchers receive a grant of 15 million SEK each over a five-year period and will during the program participate in a solid leadership training.

The goal of the FFL program is to give newly established researchers with the highest scientific and pedagogical competence the opportunity to develop as research leaders. The person must have the ambition to implement research results in society also outside the academy and at a later stage of their careers shoulder the responsibility for a constellation that is significantly larger than their own research group.

The research projects are wide-ranging, from investigating which genes makes bacteria to cause diseases and how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, to how Arctic plants are affected by climate change and how that affects global warming, to how to facilitate “Urban mining”, to reuse building materials, through digital inventories.

The following 16 participants have been appointed SSF Future Research Leader 8:




Helena Lundberg

Sustainable Conversion of Biomass to Functional Compounds

Royal Institute of Technology

Mika Sipponen

Lignin-based functional materials for a sustainable future

Stockholm University

Raphaël Frank J Van Laer

Attojoule-per-bit acousto-optics

Chalmers University of Technology

Yumeng Mao

Uncover new drug targets for cancer immunotherapy

Uppsala University

Alexander Hollberg

Digital material inventories for sustainable urban mining

Chalmers University of Technology

Ahmed Ali-Eldin Hassan

Edge Optimization: Operating Systems & Software on the Edge

Chalmers University of Technology

Tiziana Fuoco

Polymeric materials with environment-specific degradation

Royal Institute of Technology

Julia Wiktor

Ab Initio Description of Complete Semiconductor Devices

Chalmers University of Technology

Margaret Holme

Asymmetric vesicles for nucleic acid therapies

Karolinska Institutet

Carolina Guibentif

Single-cell charting of human development and leukemia

Göteborg University

Julia Morud Lekholm

Regulation of information flow in a minimal nervous system

Göteborg University

Johan Bengtsson-Palme

Predicting future pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance

Göteborg University

Anne Bjorkman

The future of the tundra

Göteborg University

Arvid Guterstam

Novel mechanism for social perception of others’ attention

Karolinska Institutet

Enric Llorens Bobadilla

Engineering regeneration in the central nervous system

Karolinska Institutet

Anton Frisk Kockum

Quantum simulation and communication with giant atoms

Chalmers University of Technology

Get the press release here!

For more information, please contact:

Scientific Secretary Johan Nilsson, johan.nilsson@strategiska.se , 08-505 816 74

Research Programmes Manager Joakim Amorim, joakim.amorim@strategiska.se,  08-505 816 65