Edith is a Future Research Leader
Edith Hammer’s project concerns the development of a soil chip, a microchip to understand how carbon dioxide is taken up and stored in the ground.
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research received 227 applications for Future Research Leader grants. Of these, 20 applicants were successful, equally divided between men and women.
Over a five-year period, they will each receive SEK 12 million for their projects. They will also take part in a leadership programme. The aim is to give early career researchers the chance to develop and become future leaders in academic or industrial research in Sweden.
In her research, Edith Hammer examines, among other things, how different farming methods affect microorganisms in the soil as well as the ground’s ability to store carbon. The long-term aim is to provide concrete tips and recommendations about which farming methods are most suitable in light of ongoing climate change, so that as much carbon as possible remains in the ground.
In addition to Edith Hammer, three other researchers at Lund University were named as Future Research Leaders: Maria Messing, Emma Söderberg and Per Augustsson. Their research projects concern how nanodesign meets organic chemistry for greener catalytic converters, adaptive development tools, and acoustic gradient focusing for the separation of bioparticles.