Presentation of scholarships from Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund
Charlotte Lindfors, Emma Arvidsson and Snjólaug Sveinsdóttir stand to the left of The Queen. To the right are Marja Tengvall, Björn Nordlund and Martina Abelius. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/the Royal Court
On Tuesday 25 January, The Queen awarded scholarships from Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund.
The presentation took place in Princess Sibylla's apartments at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, and six proud recipients received scholarships from The Queen. Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund for Research on Children and Children's Disabilities was founded in connection with The Queen's 50th birthday. Every year the fund awards grants, which can be applied for primarily by students enrolled on postgraduate courses at Swedish universities and university colleges. A special area of research is prioritised each year. For 2010, this was "Physical and mental lifestyle diseases among children and young people". 2010's scholarship recipients are: Charlotte Lindfors, PhD student at the Neurogenetic Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, for her project "Oxidative stress — a possible cause of anorexia". Emma Arvidsson, PhD student at the Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, for her project "Studies of the brain's reward system in children and young people — the relevance for compulsive overeating and obesity in Sweden today". Snjólaug Sveinsdóttir, PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, for her project "Treatment with alpha-1-microglobulin (A1M) to reduce nerve damage following cerebral haemorrhaging in premature babies". Marja Tengvall, PhD student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, for her project "Body composition during pregnancy, postpartum and in newborn babies". Björn Nordlund, PhD student at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, for his project "Severe asthma in children: How common is it? A population-based study within the framework of the Child-Allergy-Environment-Stockholm-Epidemiology (BAMSE) project". Martina Abelius, PhD student at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, for her project "The immunological interaction between mother and baby in relation to the development of allergic disease in the child".