Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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  • A glimpse into the formation of a mitoribosome 2021-04-19 An assembly intermediate of the ribosomal large subunit in mitochondria reveals 22 associated factors that cooperatively organize its biogenesis.
  • Several prizes awarded to DBB scientists by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 2021-04-15 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) rewards seven researchers for their work in physics, chemistry, medicine and economic sciences, as well as for initiatives that have promoted Swedish research. Three of the researchers come from the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University.
  • What I cannot create, I do not understand – exploring proteins by artificial design 2021-03-30 Researchers in the Ville Kaila Lab at Stockholm University and Technical University of Munich have designed artificial proteins that show how proteins stabilize essential charged networks while folding into their exact three-dimensional shape. The study was published in the prestigious Nature Communication-journal.
  • Electron cryo-microscopy sheds light on how bioenergy makers are made in our body 2021-02-22 Using advanced infrastructure at SciLifeLab and Stockholm University, scientists uncover how the body’s energy makers are made. A new paper published in Science by Alexey Amunts’ laboratory with an international team of researchers reports the molecular mechanism of membrane-tethered protein synthesis in mitochondria.
  • Mapping energy conversion in cells 2021-02-10 Billions of years of evolution are behind the ingenious protein machinery in nature’s cells, which captures and converts energy. Ville Kaila is conducting a detailed study of the structure and function of the proteins to learn more about the energy conversion process. That knowledge may eventually result in therapies for diseases where the powerhouses of the cells fall short.
  • Arrhenius plaque award 2020 to Professor David Drew 2021-02-05 On Wednesday 24 February at 18:00, David Drew, professor in biochemistry at Stockholm University, will receive the Arrhenius plaque 2020.