Beneficial networking among fellow scientists

“A very rich experience” 31 young researchers from five countries were invited to the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg event in Stockholm, Sweden. – The Young Researchers’ Program was a very rich experience in terms of networking, says PhD student Céline Montanari. Céline Montanari at the Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Stockholm, Sweden, has just returned from a […]

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2019 – Apply now!

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2019 – Apply now for the opportunity to network and present your research! The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites applications for the Young Researchers’ Challenge with the chance to win a spot at the Prize ceremony and banquet in honour of the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Winner. This will be held in Stockholm on […]

Green technology behind high rise wood-based buildings

Cross-laminated timber, CLT, explains the expansion of multi-storey wood buildings in the world. Gerhard Schickhofer is awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for research and knowledge transfer behind the stable and eco-friendly material. Professor Gerhard Schickhofer, the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University of Technology, Austria, has laid the scientific and […]

Short presentations of complex research

Three-minute presentation competition Lithium ion batteries were used as a comparison when Jiayuan Wei explained her research on electrodes made from lignin. The performance gave her first prize in a three-minute presentation competition, 3MT, during the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize event. Jiayuan Wei, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, tries to make carbon materials from lignin […]

A portrait of the 2018 MWP laureate

Bumpy road to breakthrough The view on the nutrition of forest trees was turned upside down when Torgny Näsholm showed how they can absorb organic nitrogen from the soil. He has also developed sustainable fertilizers. The road to success was however not dead straight. It is raining and December is dark outside the Swedish University […]

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, […]