In 2013, Axel Englund, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Rachel Foster, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) and Martin Ott, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) were named Wallenberg Academy Fellows. They have now been granted a five-year prolongation grant of SEK 8,750,000 each by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW).

Axel Englund examines the role played by music in modernistic poetry, especially in the works of Stéphane Mallarmé, Rainer Maria Rilke and T. S. Eliot. His aim is to increase our understanding of ourselves, and the world around us.
Please read the article Studying the boundaries between literature and music on the KAW web.

Rachel Foster studies how the symbiosis between diatoms and nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria works at molecular level. Diatoms and nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria live together in the world’s oceans and play a key role in nitrogen and carbon cycles. This knowledge may aid understanding of plant evolution as well as our future climate. 
Please read the article Vital symbiosis in the oceans of the world on the KAW web.

Martin Ott researches the complicated energy factory in cells – the mitochondria. His goal is to understand how they synthesize proteins, and how proteins are built in the complicated respiratory chain that is absolutely vital, since I provides the energy we need to breathe, live and work.. This may ultimately be of importance for diseases caused by non-functioning mitochondria.
Please read the article Interaction between protein complexes on the KAW web. 

More about Wallenberg Academy Fellows at Stockholm University.