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and “serial entrepreneur” Dr. Mathias Uhlén, PhD,
professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, makes it look easy. Not only has he founded more than 20 companies, but his research has generated more than 650 publications and he is now one of the most cited researchers in Sweden, with more than 8,000 citations last year. Uhlén’s work focuses on protein science, antibody engineering, engineering and precision medicine. One of his biggest projects over the past 18 years has been spearheading an international effort to create a Human Protein Atlas. The project involves mapping all the human proteins in cells, tissues and organs and making it readily available to a wide audience. Part of the incentive for founding so many companies, according to Mathias Uhlén, was to provide the most expedient way to transform ideas into applications.