The event made them a team

“An amazing opportunity” One master, one PhD and one postdoc – researchers at different levels but with the same positive experience from the Young Researchers’ program at the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize event in Stockholm, Sweden. Ilse Ileana Cárdenas Bates, Marguerite Cinq-Mars and David Myja have just participated in a discussion with Gerhard Schickhofer, the […]

Young researchers from eight countries

Getting together in science 31 young researchers from eight countries were invited to a special program during the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event in Stockholm, Sweden, 6 to 9 October 2019. During the four days in the Swedish capital the young researchers met senior colleagues and business representatives. They participated at the ceremony and banquet, where […]

A portrait of the 2019 MWP Laureate

The Prize a turning point Receiving the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize made Gerhard Schickhofer reflect on his career. – It is a situation to think about my work and future, he says. Last October Gerhard Schickhofer received the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf. The ceremony and following banquet took place at […]

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, […]