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Biologists receive research grants from the King

Neus Latorre-Margalef and Viktor Nilsson-Örtman at the Department of Biology at Lund University have been awarded research grants from H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf’s Foundation for support of science, technology and environment.
Neus Latorre-Margalef and Viktor Nilsson-Örtman
Neus Latorre-Margalef and Viktor Nilsson-Örtman

Neus Latorre-Margalef and Viktor Nilsson-Örtman each receives 85000 kronor. The King will personally present the research grants at a reception in Stockholm on June 9.

Neus Latorre-Margalef is a postdoc at the Department of Biology researching the field of animal physiology. She will use her grant to carry out research on avian flu and immunity and the question as to whether ducks, which often carry the virus, become immune.

Viktor Nilsson-Örtman is also a postdoc at the Department of Biology, where he is part of the research group Experimental Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour. He receives the research grant to investigate how red-listed species handle climate change.

The purpose of the King’s foundation is to support research, technical development and entrepreneurship that contribute to a sustainable use of natural resources and to maintain biodiversity.

On June 9 a total of 14 researchers from different universities in Sweden will personally receive their research grants from His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Text: Jan Olsson

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