Junior scientists from five countries

Young perspectives on forestry and forest industry Young researchers from five countries were invited to the celebrations of the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize in Stockholm, where they presented their own findings on more sustainable ways of growing tree plants and new applications for the forest industry. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize Foundation had invited post docs and […]

“More than a gala dinner”

Young Researchers meeting senior colleagues Impressive and inspiring. The participants in the Young Researchers’ Program during the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event were satisfied with the four days in Stockholm, Sweden. Every third participant in the Young Researchers’ Program 23-26 September 2018 came from Finland. One of them was Antti-Jussi Kieloaho, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke, […]

Torgny Näsholm receiving the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize of SEK 2 million is awarded to Professor Torgny Näsholm for his groundbreaking research of the role of organic nitrogen in the nutrition of trees. King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the prize on Monday 24 September. Professor Torgny Näsholm, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden, has examined the […]

Rewarded for discovering sustainable fertilizers

The 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize – I feel happy and honoured to be rewarded, Torgny Näsholm says. On Monday 24 September he will receive the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for having documented how organic nitrogen dominates the nutrition of trees in boreal forests. The findings have resulted in new types of fertilizers. Professor Torgny Näsholm, The […]

“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.