Anna Ridderstad Wollberg
Ph.D., Project Manager
Phone: +46 (0)70-303 83 04
My work at Uppsala BIO:
I work with BIO-X, Industrial Partnerships and Swelife, as well as with events and other network activities. During my almost five years at Uppsala BIO, I have managed BIO-X calls and coached early innovation projects in our programmes. In the Industrial Partnerships, I help principal investigators to package and present their projects in a way that industry understands and appreciates.
At Swelife, I work with drawing up and coordinating Calls for Project Proposals. I work on a national level, coordinating hands-on support for projects in all regions of Sweden. Other tasks include improving the call application forms, the assessment process and expert panels, all done together with Vinnova.
Why I work at Uppsala BIO:
I believe I can make a difference for researchers wanting to commercialise their ideas within life science. With my background in academic research as well as the pharmaceutical industry, I believe I understand both where they come from and where they are heading. Thanks to Uppsala BIO’s programmes, networks and ability to influence and work with the national infrastructure, I believe I have a good chance of realising this goal.
I am passionate about:
Solving problems, meeting people and satisfying my curiosity.
My education and previous work experience:
PhD in Immunology at Stockholm University, three years at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, one-year post-doc at the Karolinska Institute, 13 years preclinical research at AstraZeneca R&D Södertälje (bioscience, in vivo models, team-leader, project management, small and large molecules, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, analgesia), popular science writing, certified member of Styrelseakademien (Sweden’s leading forum for professional development of company board members and owners).