6.5 million for digital pathology
A project for digital pathology under the management of LiU and Sectra, the medical technology company, will receive continued support from VINNOVA and SEK 6.5 million for two years. The objective is to make Swedish pathology a world leader in digitisation for increased effectiveness and heightened quality of care.
Diagnostic pathology is of crucial significance for medical care in Sweden and the world. For example, medical care for cancer is entirely dependent on rapid, precise analyses of tissue samples (histopathology). There is, however, a major shortage of pathologists at the same time as the volume and demand are increasing as a result of an ageing population and more specialised diagnostics. Digitising pathology, together with more pathologists, is a condition for managing future demand.
Apart from its introduction into clinical activities, the “Optimerade flöden och IT-verktyg for digital patologi” project (Optimised flow and IT tools for digital pathology) will also continue to work out new, innovative tools through strong collaboration between care providers and universities.
The project will be run by a consortium, with the Spectra medical technology company at its head. Other project partners are CMIV/Linköping University; Equalis; the Gävleborg, Örebro, Värmland, Västmanland, Dalarna, Östergötland, Norrbotten, Jönköping and Stockholm county councils; Sahlgrenska University Hospital; Unilabs; LRI Instrument AB; and Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
The subsidy, which has now been granted, is part of the “Utmaningsdriven innovation” (Challenge-driven innovation) programme. The digital workflow and tools that will be introduced into clinical operation were developed in earlier VINNOVA-finances research projects by the same consortium.
A web tool for climate adaptation has been developed by researchers from the Nordic countries. Key in the information for your house and you’ll get immediate advice on how it should be protected against future climate events.
Janerik Lundquist has once again been entrusted by the European Commission with disseminating knowledge to those countries bordering Europe to the east. The project will help evaluate the content of courses in higher education in Armenia.
Two LiU researchers have received grants from the Swedish research council Formas, which promotes sustainable development.
People find the smell of blood unpleasant, but for predatory animals it means food. When behavioural researchers at Linköping University wanted to find out which substances of blood trigger behavioural reactions, they got some unexpected results.
In the Business Rally during Week45, LiU students competed to produce a really strong business concept. This year the theme was migration.
Meet Linköping’s newest technological wonder: Chewbacca! Named after the grunting giant from Star Wars, the machine that will provide the “super microscope” ESS with neutron detectors has been inaugurated.
Twice as many graduation projects, more summer jobs and internships, and research collaboration within new fields. This and much more are the results of a new collaboration agreement between LiU and ABB Sweden.
Under the EU’s major research funding initiative Horizon 2020, an initial sum of Euro 1.5 million is being allocated to putting Europe on the remanufacturing map. Erik Sundin will lead the Swedish part of the project.
Students in Swedish elementary schools receive no education in computational thinking. Reader Fredrik Heintz has received just over SEK 1,000,000 from the state-owned Vinnova corporation to start changing this situation.
Thousands of girls discover in their teens that they have an “atypical” sex development, maybe missing an x chromosome or a part of their genitalia. By adapting – and by resisting – they confront the norms of female embodiment.
Demola, a collaboration project between universities and private companies in which LiU is involved, has been given recognition by the World Bank. “Our project now has a whole different status,” comments Fredrik Borgsjö, Demola regional head of operations.
A stick of chewing gum in your pocket can show whether your body has been exposed to a dangerous amount of radiation as a result of an accident or a terrorist attack. When the sweetening agent in the chewing gum is exposed to radiation, a substance is created which can be detected several days after the event.
In the first thesis from the new Unit of Environmental Change Ola Uhrqvist shows how the climate models grew, took form and were shaped by contemporary thinking.
It’s time to formally open the Unit of Environmental Change at the Department of Thematic Studies. It starts on 16 October with the first ever ”Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Change”, a series of public lectures presented by leading environmental researchers.
A conference on dementia research takes place in Norrköping from 15 to 17 October.
Every year rotavirus causes half a million diarrhoea-related deaths amongst children in developing countries. Existing vaccines provide poor protection. The reason could be a widespread genetic resistance amongst children, according to virologists at Linköping University.
A new agreement between Linköping University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore paves the way for a new type of postgraduate education and strengthens existing collaboration.
Linköping University has benefited greatly from the beginning of EU’s new Horizon 2020 research programme. Thirteen projects accepted so far, and a great chance that more will get through.
How can the internet help people with a hearing impairment? On 3 and 4 October, Linköping University is hosting an international conference on audiology and the internet.
50 published articles concerning the world of school have reached thousands of readers. Things are getting better for the online journal Venue at LiU.
Linköping University has taken a big step up in QS’s ranking of the world’s best universities under 50 years – to 26th place.
Putting a stop to the poaching of rhinos in Kenya is a priority project in the Clinton Global Initiative. The project is led by the Stimson Center in Washington DC, with Security Link at Linköping University as technology partner.
Thirty years ago an association was formed, aimed at fostering contact between Swedes and international students and researchers. It is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Magnus Berggren, professor of organic electronics at LiU, was lauded for his groundbreaking research efforts when he accepted this year’s Marcus Wallenberg Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm.
Associate Professor Maria Lerm searches for better treatments for tuberculosis – a disease that kills two million people every year. She has just won the Fernström Prize of SEK 100,000.
The construction of the brain from the embryo stage is regulated by a genetic timepiece in the stem cells. This discovery by researchers at Linköping University may have great significance for developing safe and effective methods of repairing brain and spinal cord injuries.
...Maria Huge-Brodin, the first professor of Environmental Logistics at LiU, in Sweden, in Europe, and perhaps even the world.
More motivating to study for a competition than for an exam, thinks LiU student Fredrik Löfgren, who competes in robotics competitions himself and is organizing the RoboCup Junior competition.
Trust your gut feeling! Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO of the IKEA Group, and Elnaz Baghlanian, editor and office coordinator at Swedish PEN, gave well-received speeches at the Alumni of the Year ceremony.
Have you ever worked at NASA? How did the sun start? Do aliens exist? A torrent of questions greets researcher Magnus Herberthson when he visits the second grade pupils at a local shool.
A job as a trainee education development officer in Dhaka is more appealing to Juliette Ramberg de Ruyter than a classroom in Sweden.
The cognitive abilities of dogs takes even researchers by surprise. Per Jensen, professor of ethology, has written yet another book about dogs’ behaviour.
Gorgeous autumn weather and Movits! on the main stage. Thousands of students celebrated the start of studies at the Kalasmottagning.
Ross Duncan, Canadian master’s student at LiU, is working for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Kabul.
Anette Wickström, senior lecturer in social anthropology, sees parallels between healthcare work in Sweden and South Africa.
A new global association for leading gender research centres has been formed. The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies – Rings – gathers research institutes and centres from Africa, Australia, Europe and North and Central America. The aim is to facilitate collaboration and contact in gender studies worldwide. The interim board comprises representatives from seven research centres, including the Swedish GEXcel Collegium, which includes Linköping University.
Professor Isamu Akasaki from Meijo University and Nagoya University in Japan was recently awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Akasaki has been an honorary doctor at Linköping University’s Institute of Technology since 2001.
Via the Swedish Council for Higher Education, Sweden is participating in an international research project that will show how Swedish educational institutions manage transitioning their international students onto the Swedish labour market. The study will be based on responses from international offices and career centres at the education institutions. Germany, the Netherlands and Canada are also participating.
Hanna Björnsson Hallgren, doctor and researcher in orthopaedics, won the prize for best national publication at the European Shoulder and Elbow Congress in Istanbul, 17-20 September. Article: “A specific exercise strategy reduced the need of surgery in subacromial pain patients”, published in June in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Two researchers from Linköping University, Olle Inganäs and Fengling Zhang, are included on Thomson Reuters’ list "Highly Cited Researchers 2014". The list is based on how often scientific articles are cited by other authors. The two – both professors in materials science at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology – share the list with 3,213 other researchers from around the world. See the full list at http://highlycited.com/index.htm 3215.
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