“The cherry on the cake”

A chance to network, pick up new ideas and improve their communication skills. The young researchers invited to the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg event in Stockholm were pleased with the experience. A workshop with three-minute presentations, 3MT, was one of the highlights during the Young Researchers’ Program to celebrate the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize in Stockholm, […]

Take a chance to network and present your research

Are you a post doc or PhD student no older than 35 years? Welcome to apply for a spot at the events in Stockholm, Sweden, in honour of the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Winner. This year the Marcus Wallenberg Prize recognizes achievements in the field of tree nutrition. The understanding of the function of trees […]

Welcome to Apply online to Young Researchers’ Challenge

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2018 – 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 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Winner. This will be held in Stockholm […]

New kinds of fertilizers for a sustainable forestry

Torgny Näsholm is awarded the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for having documented how trees use amino acid molecules as sources of nitrogen. He has also shown how this organic nitrogen dominates the nutrition of trees in boreal forests. The findings have resulted in new types of fertilizers. Professor Torgny Näsholm, The Swedish University of Agricultural […]

Young Researchers in a new competition

Academic topics explained in three minutes Minna Hakalahti showed a photo from a waterfall to illustrate her research on a process to capture heavy metal ions from water. The performance gave her the first prize in a three-minute presentation competition. A workshop with three-minute presentations, 3MT, was introduced in the Young Researchers’ Program during the […]

A portrait of the 2017 MWP laureate

Perfectionist with a sense of humour Ronald R. Sederoff became a scientist when he received the key to the laboratory, and his dog Boris made him choose forest genetics. All his other decisions are due to his demand for perfection. His wife was secretly informed about the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, but Professor Ronald R. […]

Ronald R. Sederoff, 2017 Marcus Wallenberg laureate.

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 […]