Once a year we honor a researcher as well as a politician with the Research!Sweden award.

Recent recipients of the award are:

Honorary awards

  • Hans Wigzell, former Rector, Karolinska Institutet, Professor, Uppsala university and Chair of the Nobel Prize Committee in Physiology or Medicine
  • Kjell Asplund, Professor emeritus of medicine, Umeå university. Former Director General of the National Board of Health and National Cancer Coordinator at the Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Nina Rehnqvist, Adjunct professor of cardiology, Karolinska Institute, Former chair Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services
  • Ingvar Carlsson, Former prime minister, Socialdemokraterna


  • Anna Wedell, Professor of Medical Genetics, Karolinska Institutet, and Chief Physician and Head of Operations, Center for Congenital Metabolic Diseases (CMMS), Karolinska University Hospital
  • Lars Edvinsson, Professor of Experimental Vascular Research, Lunds university, Director at the Center of Excellence in Stroke Research, Copenhagen University Hospital and director and founder of the Glostrup Research Institute at Copenhagen University Hospital
  • Mathias Uhlén, Professor of microbiology, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
  • Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor of microbiology, genetics and biochemistry, Umeå university and Max Planck Institute
  • Professor Catharina Svanborg, Professor of microbiology, Lund University
  • Lars Klareskog, Professor of reumathology, Karolinska Institute
  • Carl Borrebaeck, Professor of immunotechnology, Lund University


  • Acko Ankarberg Johansson, Member of the Parliament, Kristdemokraterna, and Chair, Parliamentary Social Committee. Former Party Secretary, Kristdemokraterna
  • Betty Malmberg, Member of the Parliament, Moderaterna, and Chair of Society Members of the Parliament and Researchers
  • Anders Lönnberg, Government’s national life sciences coordinator, Socialdemokraterna
  • Anders Henriksson, Deputy chair Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Chair Kalmar county council, Socialdemokraterna
  • Barbro Westerholm, Member of Parliament, Liberalerna
  • Jan Björklund, Minister och education and Deputy prime minister, Liberalerna
  • Mats Eriksson, President of the medical delegation, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and the health board of Region Halland, Moderaterna


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