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15 million crowns from Formas

Five biologists at Lund University receive in total 15 386 654 Swedish crowns from The Swedish Research Council Formas.
The Department of Biology in Lund.
The Swedish Research Council Formas have granted more than 15 million Swedish crowns to researchers at the Department of Biology in Lund. Photo: Inger Ekström

Allan Rasmusson and Marie Dacke receive grants in the Annual open call for research and development projects 2017.

Allan Rasmusson receives 1 998 592 Swedish crowns to study ”plant-symbiont matchmaking and the genetic capacity of crops to benefit from benevolent rhizospheric fungal symbionts”.

Marie Dacke receives 2 974 926 crowns to investigate ”environmentally friendly cultivation: The visual appearance and scent of oil seed rape for pollinators and pests”.

Another call is the Annual open call for research and development projects to future research leaders 2017, a call which is directed towards researchers at the beginning of their career. In this call Nicoletta Faraone receives 2 997 726 crowns to be used to study the ”impact of toxic cyanobacteria on pollinators: effects on bees, pollination and crop yields”.

The third call is the Annual open call for mobility starting grants 2017. The purpose of the grant is to encourage researchers who have recently received their doctoral degrees to visit new research environments. Two biologists from Lund University have received grants in this category:

Eryn McFarlane receives 3 056 586 Swedish crowns to study ”genetic analysis of an anthropogenically-induced deer hybrid swarm”.

Ulrika Samnegård receives 4 358 824 crowns for ”deconstructing pollinator performance: Understanding the context dependency of crop pollination success”.

Altogether in the three calls The Swedish Research Council Formas has granted 213 applications. 24 of these applicants are from Lund University.

Jan Olsson

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