Gabriella Lindgren and her research team are working on mapping genes that regulate important properties of the horse genome, i.e. concerning diseases and performance traits – wide-ranging work involving everything Gabriella is passionate about, namely genetics, horses and collaborating with knowledgeable and dedicated research colleagues.
It was slightly odd phenomena and questions that set off Gabriella's interest in biology when she was still a child: "Why can some people roll the tongue and not others?" and "How come someone can be born with six fingers?" Biology and genetics are two favourite areas that people close to her have inspired her to discover.
Benjamin Schmuck is a protein chemist and a PhD student in molecular biotechnology. Benjamin is currently researching into proteins in biotechnological applications – something that may change the diagnosis of common diseases in the future.
Benjamin hails from Austria, but he applied to Sweden when it came to university studies. He has behind him a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Master’s in biochemistry from Uppsala University. It was specifically Uppsala University, one of the world's most prominent seats of learning, that attracted him to Sweden over eight years ago. Benjamin’s interest in chemistry was aroused back in his teenage years, and the subject has really taken a hold on him, though his great interest at a young age was actually physics, which remains one of his interests.
Björn Vinnerås’s field of research is a source-separation sewage system that does not consume water. Net-zero water with regard to households of the future is currently a vision, and green innovations based on function and economy are the way to go. SLU Holding has helped take an exciting area of research closer to the market and our households.
Björn Vinnerås grew up on a small farm near Nora. This was also where he developed an interest in the environment, subsistence, cycles and all the processes to be found within agriculture and cultivation.