About us

About us

Our purpose

The Foundation intend to support, stimulate and reward research, education and communication activities in Sweden aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics through preventive measures that improve the immune system in humans and animals.

The Foundation will provide scholarships and research grants and support education. Grant recipients may be companies and/or individuals who conduct research or work with education or information in Sweden.

The Board of Directors of BioGaia AB decided to start the foundation to contribute to the fight against antibiotic resistance. To reduce the use of antibiotics in animal production was the reason for the formation of BioGaia 28 years ago. Ever since, antibiotic resistance has been a central issue for the company. BioGaia has decided to allocate a part of the company’s profits to the Foundation each year. Sponsors who wish to support our cause are welcome to submit contributions, please contact Cecilia Tilli, for more information.

For more information

Cecilia Tilli
Secretary General

The Board

Peter Rothschild
Peter Rothschild
Chairman of the Foundation. Founder and Chairman of the Board of BioGaia. President of BioGaia 1996-2016.
Ewa Björling
Ewa Björling
Member of the Swedish Parliament and Minister for Trade in the 2007-2014 government. Minister for Nordic Cooperation 2010-2014. Doctor of Medicine and Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute. Member of the Board of BioGaia
Lars Engstrand
Lars Engstrand
Professor at the Karolinska Institute, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC). Director Centre for Translational Microbiome Research at Karolinska Institutet / Science for Life Laboratory. Lars Engstrand also has a large number of international assignments
Stig Wall
Stig Wall
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Health Care Research at Umeå University with experience of collaborative research work in Africa and Asia and as advisor to WHO
Anna Nordlander
Anna Nordlander
Assistant Senior Physician at the Department of Infectious Diseases at Karolinska University Hospital