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Long-term establishment of national expertise in key strategic areas

Since the turn of the millennium many of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s strategic initiatives have helped to build up an extensive network for the furtherance of expertise in basic science in the Swedish scientific community and in Swedish industry, in fields such as life sciences, mathematics, data, AI and quantum technology.


Insulin – proteins like you’ve never seen them before

The protein insulin is responsible for regulating the sugar levels in our bodies. When the production malfunction it leads to diabetes.
The researchers within the Human Protein Atlas-project at SciLifeLab are mapping out the proteins in 3D, this makes it possible for Cecilia Lindskog, to voyage through the pancreas and study the Islets of Langehans, the cells that produce the insulin. The 3D images give new and important knowledge about the islets different sizes and how they are distributed within the pancreas.