Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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  • 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.
  • Cell powerhouses offer potential for new drugs 2021-01-27 In this project the researchers want to understand every detail of processes that are absolutely essential for all life. An added bonus may be the development of new drugs for tuberculosis and other diseases.
  • Decision due to the new coronavirus on planning teaching and examinations Spring-21 2021-01-21 Teaching and examination at Stockholm University will continue to be conducted mainly digitally during the spring term 2021 and until further notice in line with the guidelines that applied during the latter part of the autumn term 2020. This continues to mean that teaching that require physical attendance may not gather more than eight people, and that no hall exams are given. Detailed planning for the teaching during the spring term is done by the departments.
  • “Being on the Nobel Committee is probably one of the best things you can do as a Swedish researcher” 2021-01-21 Gunnar von Heijne is one of Sweden’s most cited researchers in the field of biochemistry and is known for his research on membrane proteins. He has also been a member and chairman of the Nobel Committee for chemistry. But it all started with an enthusiastic chemistry teacher in high school.