Publicerad: 2022-11-10 12:39 | Uppdaterad: 2022-11-10 12:40

Quirin Hammer och Daniel Sheward tilldelas 2022 års Jonas Söderquist stipendium

Kommittén för forskning på Karolinska Institutet har beslutat att årets Jonas Söderquist stipendium för grundforskning inom virologi och immunologi ska tilldelas Quirin Hammer på Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge (MedH) och Daniel Sheward, Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi (MTC).

Quirin Hammer, MedH, photo by Tyler Sandberg, Daniel Sheward, MTC, photo by Johannes Frandsén_
Quirin Hammer, MedH, foto: Tyler Sandberg, Daniel Sheward, MTC, foto: Johannes Frandsén

Granskargruppens utlåtanden lyder; 

"Dr Quirin Hammer is awarded for his work on the interplay of virus evolution dynamics and cellular immune responses. He is using in vitro experimental systems as well as clinical studies and mathematical models to advance our understanding of host-pathogen interactions. His work has important implications for outcomes of viral infection in patients, particularly the immunocompromised."

"Dr Daniel Sheward is awarded for his studies on antibody responses to viruses including HIV and SARS-CoV-2. He is using vaccination and infection models in mice and rhesus macaques, combined with in-depth serology and next-generation sequencing, to study the development of broadly neutralizing antibodies. This work has important implications for vaccine design targeting rapidly evolving viruses that are difficult to vaccinate against."

Prissumman delas lika mellan de båda stipendiaterna.