SciLifeLab is a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab was established in 2010 and appointed a national center in 2013 by the Swedish government. More than 200 research groups are associated with the centre, situated at two nodes in Stockholm and Uppsala. SciLifeLab is a joint effort between four Swedish universities: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University.
For over 130 years, the journal Science has been the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news and commentary. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more.
The Science and SciLifeLab prize is also made possible by the kind support of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The foundation is the largest private financier of research in Sweden and also one of Europe’s largest. The purpose of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation is to promote scientific research, teaching and education beneficial to the Kingdom of Sweden. During the past five years, the foundation has granted a total of 5 billion SEK for various projects, mainly at Swedish universities.