The Marcus Wallenberg Prize
The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.
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.
Genetic studies presented to honour pioneer
Studies on forest genetics dominate the projects presented during the MWP Event 2017 where young researchers from four countries took part.
“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.
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.