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Welcome to the Academy's press room. Here, we publish the latest information for media about current and coming press activities.

The Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2015

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to

Richard Lewontin, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and

Tomoko Ohta, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

 “for their pioneering analyses and fundamental contributions to the understanding of genetic polymorphism”.

In the press release you will find illustrations, popular science background and a video about this years prize. You will find all information here

Read more about the Crafoord Prize:


Information about earlier Laureates:



The Crafoord Days , 5–7 May 2015

The Prize award ceremony is to be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) on 6 May 2014, in the Beijer Hall, RSAS.

Prize symposium, Tuesday 5 May, RSAS, Stockholm.

Prize award ceremony, Wednesday 6 May, Beijer Hall, RSAS

Prize lecture, Thursday 7 May, Lund University, Lund  

Please register at http://kva.se/events

New leaders elected for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected its two foremost representatives, who will take over the roles of the current President and Permanent Secretary on 1 July 2015.

The new President, the foremost representative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, will be Christina Moberg. She is a member of the Academy's class for chemistry and will take over the position from Barbara Cannon. Christina Moberg, born in 1947, is a researcher in organic chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected a new Permanent Secretary. Göran K. Hansson, professor at Karolinska Institutet, will take over this position. Göran K. Hansson, who was born in Lysekil in 1951, is a member of the Academy's class for medical sciences and Secretary of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet.

Read more about this here. 

Moberg och Hansson

Christina Moberg och Göran K. Hansson. 



Jessica Balksjö Nannini
Press Officer
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