Awarded for new methods of gene discovery in trees

The MWP 2017 laureate receives the Marcus Wallenberg Prize from the hand of His Majesty The King of Sweden.

“It is a privilege to be selected”

Young researchers trying to make the world greener

New materials and applications of wood and fibres for the forest industry were presented at the Young Researchers’ Challenge Event 2016.

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2017


Young Researchers’ Challenge 2017 – Apply now and take the chance to network and present your research! The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites to a Young Researchers’ Challenge with the chance to win a spot at the Prize ceremony and banquet in honour of the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Winner.

Forest molecular genetics to improve the quality of trees

Better quality and higher productivity are the incentives for molecular genetics of forest trees. Ronald R. Sederoff is awarded the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his breakthroughs in developing methods for gene discovery in conifer species and exploiting new breeding technologies for improved properties.