On Thursday 26 October, The King presented the Marcus Wallenberg Prize to Professor Ronald R Sederoff during a ceremony at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
Professor Sederoff from North Carolina State University in the USA is a pioneer within forest genetics. He was involved in almost all the early studies on genetic modification of conifer trees, and helped to map the entire gene pool for different tree species.
Professor Sederoff was awarded the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Prize in recognition of his discoveries.
The Marcus Wallenberg Prize is presented each year for scientific discoveries within the field of forest industry research. The prize is worth SEK 2 million.
The Marcus Wallenberg Prize was founded in 1980 by the former Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB (now Stora Enso), of which Marcus Wallenberg (1899-1982) was Chairman of the Board.
Find out more about the prize and the prize winner here.