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Anna Överby Wernstedt receives Hagberg prize

Overby[171015] Karolinska Institutet informed today that the Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation decided to award Anna Överby Wernstedt with the foundation's award for 2017 for her biochemical studies of viral infections.
According to Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation's motivation, Anna Överby Wernstedt receives the award for "her biochemical studies of viral infections. Her work is fundamental for our understanding of how the body defends itself against invading viruses."
"It's wonderful to get this prize and I feel deeply honoured", says Anna Överby Wernstedt. "The prize is a welcome additional funding of my research"

The second awardee is Pål Stenmark at Stockholm University, whose structural-biological studies of botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, open new opportunities for the development of new muscle relaxant drugs. The Foundation of Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg aims to stimulate and promote scientific research, preferably in the medical and biochemical field. The Foundation annually distributes a personal prize and research support to a female and a male prominent young scientist in Sweden. In nomination issues, the foundation collaborates with the Royal Academy of Sciences and Karolinska Institutet.

Emmanuelle Charpentier took the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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