The PhD Council represents the PhD students working at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in meetings with the DBB Board and in working groups. We also organize events, e.g. department pubs and seminars like EPIC and Talking Brains.

If you're interested in getting involved in the PhD council, or just have an idea for us, let one of us know, and/or come along to a PhD Council meeting!

The elected PhD Council representatives (as of January 2021):

Sara Kosenina

Vice Chair
Juliane John

Marie Lycksell

Deputy Secretary
Eloy Vallina Estrada


Representatives for DBB Board Meetings (4 positions)
Ylva Johansson, Marie Lycksell, Eloy Vallina Estrada

Deputy Representatives for Board Meetings (4 positions)
Nicklas Österlund, Frida Niss, Sara Kosenina

Delegate to Faculty Meetings (NFR)
Sara Kosenina, Juliane John, Erik Zhivkoplias

Working groups

Student Equality and Equal Treatment (Jämlikhetsombud)
Friederike Allgöwer

Bachelor and Masters studies (Grundutbildning)
Maximilian Pöverlein

Facilities (Lokaler)
Joan Patrick

Infrastructure (Infrastruktur)
Juliane John

Jens Berndtsson

Visibility (Synlighet)
Jens Berndtsson

PhD studies (Forskarutbildning) (8 positions, 2 per PhD programme)
Alistair James Cumming (Biochemistry)
Marie Lycksell and Eloy Vallina Estrada (Biophysics),
Erik Korvin Zhivkoplias (Bioinformatics)
Ylva Johansson and Andriana Mantzafou (Neurochemistry)

Work environment and environment (Arbetsmiljö och miljö)
Ylva Johansson