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  • Information for students and staff about the coronavirus 2020-03-26 Stockholm University is monitoring the situation and follows the information and recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding this matter.
  • Biochemist at Stockholm University new member of KVA 2020-03-18 Martin Högbom, professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University, becomes one of six new members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. "I was surprised and, of course, very happy when I got the message. KVA is a key player in strengthening the role of science in society, which is more important than ever," says Martin Högbom.
  • Athena and Zoom - digital alternatives for online education 2020-03-17 The Stockholm University Senior Management Team has 16 March decided that Stockholm University to the greatest extent possible will change to online teaching and examination as a way to contribute to reducing the spread of the new coronavirus and still be able to continue our activities. The transition will take place as soon as possible, based on each department’s different possibilities for switching to digital or alternative teaching methods.
  • How heat shock proteins communicate information across large distances 2020-03-16 The Kaila Lab at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University in collaboration with research groups in Germany, have revealed how the cellular stress protein, the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), uses chemical energy from ATP molecules to help other proteins find their correct three-dimensional structure in the eukaryotic cell.
  • Cryo-EM reveals unexpected diversity of Photosystems 2020-03-11 Annemarie Perez Boerema from Alexey Amunts lab reconstructed the atomic models of new forms of Photosystem I in collaboration with scientists from Israel and China. The studies, published in two Nature Plants articles, expand on the fundamental understanding of how bioenergetic complexes are assembled and regulated in the photosynthetic membranes of cyanobacteria and algae.
  • Göran Gustafsson Prize winners from Stockholm University 2020-03-02 Hiranya Peiris, professor of physics and David Drew associate professor of biochemistry are awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize 2020. The prize is one of Sweden's most prestigious awards for younger researchers, awarded annually to researchers who are no more than 45 years old in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine.