Meet some of the stars who have helped make Campus Flemingsberg what it is today
On this page you can read more in-depth articles about some of our heroes in Flemingsberg: a selection of people who in their own specific ways have contributed to the development of today’s Campus Flemingsberg – a multi-disciplinary academic environment offering world-class research.
After 10 years as a start-up, CellProtect Nordic Pharmaceuticals has taken a major step forward. Our patient and careful work is now bearing fruit, explains Karin Mellström, CEO and founder. Looking back on her career, she sums it up by saying: “I’d never been bored for a second!”
A recent study could pave the way to treating a type of bone marrow cancer. The aim is to transform the cancer from being incurable to a disease that it is possible to live with. The research behind the study was conducted in Evren Alici’s group at Campus Flemingsberg.
Mathias Svahn is a CEO who still collects the mail and makes the coffee, even as he ranks among the highflyers leading the development of drugs of the future. Curiosity has taken him from the lab to the helm of a listed company. And it all started with a pregnancy.
Even if Chris Heister shifts down a gear when she leaves her role as council leader in Stockholm, she is unlikely be drawing on her pension any time soon. The class journey she has made from growing up in a countryside idyll, north of Stockholm, has given her a momentum that continually drives her forward.
After almost 25 years’ concerted struggle to disseminate her successful eating disorder treatment, Cecilia Bergh wants to shift up a gear. Her goal is to digitalise her technique and turn the Mandometer support tool into a consumer product.
Pontus Blomberg has guided the development of Vecura in Flemingsberg for more than 20 years. Here, together with his colleagues, he has built up Sweden’s leading gene and cell therapy lab. An area that is set to lead to remedial treatments for everything from certain cancers to Alzheimer’s.