Text written by Nóra Lehotai. Picture: Anna Överby Wernstedt (on the right) with one of her group members in the lab. Credit: Mattias Petterson.
Anna Överby Wernstedt, Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, and senior MIMS group leader, got awarded the prestigious Eric K Fernströms Prize for her research efforts on tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus and other mosquito- and tick-borne flaviviruses.
"This prize means a lot to me both at the personal and at the professional level. It is always nice to be recognized by others because they see potential in what you do, and this gives you a confirmation that you are on the right track”-says Anna.
The Eric K Fernströms Prize is awarded each year to young, exceptionally promising, and successful researchers working at the six Swedish universities’ medical faculties. The prizes are managed by the medical faculty at Lund University, and the prize money is donated by the Eric K Fernströms Stiftelse.
More information about Anna Överby Wernstedt: https://www.umu.se/personal/anna-overby/
Press release of the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University (in Swedish): https://www.aurora.umu.se/nyheter/2021/6/eric-k-fernstroms-pris-yngre-forskare-2021/
About the Eric K Fernströms Stiftelse: https://www.medicin.lu.se/samverkan/stiftelser/eric-k-fernstroms-stiftelse