The King and Queen attend the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' formal gathering

The King with the recipients of the 2014 Göran Gustafsson Prize: Anna-Karin Tornberg, Johan Åkerman, Per Hammarström, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Fredrik Bäckhed. Photo: Markus Marcetic

On Monday 31 March, The King and Queen attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' formal gathering at Stockholm Concert Hall.

During the event, The King presented a number of prizes including Sweden's largest scientific research prize, the Göran Gustafsson Prize. The prize has been awarded each year since 1991 within the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine by the Göran Gustafsson Foundation for Scientific and Medical Research. The prize nominations are submitted by Swedish universities and university colleges, and are reviewed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The 2014 Göran Gustafsson Prizes were awarded to Professor Anna-Karin Tornberg from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (mathematics), Professor Johan Åkerman from the University of Gothenburg (physics), Professor Per Hammarström from Linköping University (chemistry), Docent Emmanuelle Charpentier from Umeå University (molecular biology) and Professor Fredrik Bäckhed from the University of Gothenburg (medicine).

After the award ceremony, a dinner was held at the Nordiska Museet.

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