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.
Nearly 100,000 people in Sweden suffer from Alzheimer’s. Globally, about 30 million people are thought to have the disease. There is still no cure, but research is approaching a point where new drugs may become crucial. AlzeCure is one of the pharmaceutical companies that has made the most progress.
During the course of the pandemic, he has appeared on an almost daily basis in the morning papers or on the TV news. Matti Sällberg fast became an expert the media called for help explaining everything from vaccine development to the spread of infection.
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.