Daniel Espes awarded the Childhood Diabetes Foundation's Johnny Ludvigsson Prize.

2021-10-19

Daniel Espes, receives the 2021 Johnny Ludvigsson Prize of SEK 50,000 for Young Child Diabetes Researchers in Sweden.

Photo by Hans Ericksson

Daniel Espes is awarded for his high-quality scientific articles and clinical studies aimed at curing type 1 diabetes with cell therapy and cell regenerative drugs. Research that Barndiabetesfonden’s prize committee believes has great potential for curing type 1 diabetes in the future. 

“It is a great honour and incredibly rewarding for me, who focuses on type 1 diabetes research, to win this award. This type of encouragement feels extremely honouring. Hopefully, the award itself can also attract interest in diabetes research among more people”, says Daniel Espes. 

The prize motivation is: 

“Daniel Espes (DE), active at Uppsala University, produces 42 high-quality scientific articles that span many areas, such as transplantation of pancreatic islets, immunological markers and imaging of the beta-cell mass. DE is currently conducting, among other things, clinical studies aimed at curing type 1 diabetes through cell therapy and cell regenerative drugs. Research that has great potential to offer a cure for type 1 diabetes in the future.” 

Petter Cronsten