Genetic studies presented to honour a pioneer

Studies on forest genetics dominate the projects presented during the celebrations of the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize.  Young researchers from four countries took part of the symposium and seminars. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize Selection Committee had invited 36 postdocs and PhD students from different universities and research institutes in Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA to […]

“So much cutting-edge research in Sweden”

Junior scientists from North Carolina State University, USA, were impressed by the study tours to companies and departments in forestry and forest research in Stockholm, Sweden Four young researchers from his own college were present when professor Ronald R. Sederoff received the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize at the end of October in Stockholm, Sweden. They […]

Awarded for new methods of gene discovery in trees

A pioneer in molecular genetics of forest trees The development of gene discovery in conifer species is being awarded The 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Professor Ronald R. Sederoff received his diploma from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday 26 October. Many scientists believed that […]

“It was 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 2016. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize Selection Committee had accepted a total of 37 post doctors and PhD students from different universities and research institutes in Canada, Finland and […]

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2017 – Apply Now!

The application time is now CLOSED   OPEN TO SWEDISH STUDENTS! 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 […]

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. Professor Ronald R. Sederoff, North Carolina State University, USA, was one […]

From imagining to imaging

Timber towers with a green perspective Architect Michael Green predicts a green revolution in building materials. At the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize symposium he claimed that it is possible to construct 102-storey skyscrapers of mass timber panels. From imagining to imaging was the theme of the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden 10 October […]

CT scanner for whole tree logs received scientific award

Knots, cracks and rot can be identified before the timber is sawn The 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize was awarded to Alexander Katsevich and Federico Giudiceandrea for the development of a CT scanner for whole tree logs. The prizewinners received their diploma from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden at a ceremony in […]

Young researchers evaluating new materials

Front line projects for the forest industry The urge to find new materials and applications of wood and fibres characterize the work of young researchers taking part in the celebrations of the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Young researchers with a vision for the development of the forest-based industry were invited to apply for a spot […]

Surprising announcement

“A sawmillers dream to see what is inside the log” Federico Giudiceandrea was deeply moved when he learned that he and Alexander Katsevich are awarded the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2016. – I’m very surprised and honoured, Federico Giudiceandrea said at the announcement in Skellefteå, Sweden. Federico Giudiceandrea, CEO at Microtec, Brixen, Italy, had come to […]