The Program for Academic Leaders in Life Science (PALS) is an official collaboration aiming to connect the excellent junior PIs of the DDLS, SciLifeLab and WCMM Fellow programs. PALS is co-funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
One of our main objectives is to promote additional scientific interactions between the curiosity-driven, technology-driven and data-driven researchers, as well as translational and clinical scientists. PALS supports new, innovative, and cross-disciplinary research collaborations among the more than 150 SciLifeLab, DDLS and WCMM research group leaders, affiliated to 10 Swedish universities and the NRM. These group leaders have been trained in many of the best universities and laboratories in the world, and represent a major addition of cutting-edge expertise and talent to the Swedish life science sector.
Within the scope of the PALS collaboration, annual scientific meetings are arranged, giving the opportunity to create a unique and close network that brings together academy and industry, as well as the health care regions across the country.