2nd November 2021

Founder Fredrik Bäckhed receives the IVA Gold Medal

Today we are extra proud of one of our founders, Fredrik, who has received the Gold Medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Congratulations Fredrik!

Fredrik was awarded in 2020, but has now received his medal, with the motivation:

Professor Fredrik Bäckhed has been awarded the Gold Medal for his ground breaking research regarding the interaction between the gut microbiome and the human metabolism and health, combined with the development of novel production technologies for bacterial strains and methods for new therapeutics approaches, as well as for actively conveying his knowledge to society.

Read more here (Swedish):