Portraits


Mixing fields into a successful combination

Mikael Sellin

Mikael Sellin

He is the cell biologist who did his Post Doc in a microbiology lab. Now he hopes to help fighting emerging bacterial disease, using new models for microbial gut infections. Mikael Sellin is a SciLifeLab fellow since December 2016. Read full article

 

 

 

Do microorganisms tell us about our origins?

Thijs Ettema

Thijs Ettema

Thijs Ettema is SciLifeLab faculty, senior lecturer at Uppsala University and one of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research’s Future Research Leaders. The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) has made this film about his research. See the film

 

 

 

Identifying unknown metabolites and biomarkers

Daniel Globisch

Daniel Globisch

The interdisciplinary research of his laboratory will focus on the analysis of metabolites in human specimen with the aim to identify unknown metabolites and biomarkers. Read full article

 

 

 

New gene technology reveals the evolution of bacteria

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Siv Andersson

Technical developments in recent decades have made it possible to characterize the genomes of every living thing. The study of the genomes of micro-organisms that have adapted to humans, animals and plants is adding further pieces to the puzzle. New DNA sequencing techniques are making it possible to make revolutionary discoveries about the origins and evolution of bacteria. Read full article

 

 

Health, chemistry and early drug development

Mats Larhed

Mats Larhed

The reoccurring theme of Mats Larhed’s work is the improvement of human health. It is reflected in both his effort on developing new drug candidates and in his coordination of the EU health project EIT Health in Uppsala. Read full article

 

 

 

Following the data

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Mikael Huss

Mikael Huss is one of the researchers who set up the bioinformatics part of the genomics platform of SciLifeLab. Now, he will coordinate a new initiative at SciLifeLab to combine data from different kind of experiments for the same model system. Read full article

 

 

 

Unravelling monogenic diseases

Anna Wedell

Anna Wedell

Anna Wedell’s research focuses on severe but often treatable diseases affecting metabolism, and her patients are often young children. Thanks to infrastructure available at SciLifeLab, she and her team are translating ground-breaking technology developments into improved clinical diagnostics, with dramatic consequences for affected families. Read full article

 

 

Aiming for the spring seminars

Pär Matsson

Pär Matsson

Pär Matsson, who is the new chair of the SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, reveals that this spring will offer a couple of news. Read full article

 

 

 

 

Understanding genome architecture

Magda Bienko

Magda Bienko

Magda Bienkos research focuses on understanding the design principles of how DNA is organized in the three-dimensional space of the eukaryotic cell nucleus, with the goal of understanding the interplay between genome organization and gene expression. Read full article

 

 

 

He combines computer science, physics, chemistry and biology

Jens Carlsson

Jens Carlsson

Inspired by Dolly the sheep and genetically modified tomatoes, Jens Carlsson started his university studies in biotechnology. Now he is researching molecule interactions with applications to drug discovery. Read full article

 

 

 

How can epigenetic changes cause disease?

Simon Elsässer

Simon Elsässer

The way the genome is packaged into chromatin in eukaryotic cells provides the means of organizing and regulating access to the underlying genomic information. Simon Elsässers research at SciLifeLab focuses on applying new synthetic and chemical biology methods to understand chromatin structure and function. Read full article

 

 

Examining molecular machines

Sebastian Deindl

Sebastian Deindl

 

Sebastian Deindl has long been intrigued by the notion that virtually all chemical reactions in our bodies are carried out by microscopic, yet intricate molecular machines. For this reason, he decided to study the workings of these machines at a molecular level. Read full article

 

 

Developing tools to identify microRNAs

Marc Friedländer

Marc Friedländer

Marc Friedländer studies microRNAs, which are 22 nucleotide long RNAs that regulate the expression of most mammalian protein coding genes, and are important for development and for defining cell identity. Read full article

 

 

 

Employing bacteria to create biofuels

Paul Hudson

Paul Hudson

The aim of Paul Hudsons research is to make alternative fuels using cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic bacteria, which use light energy from the sun and carbon dioxide in their metabolism. Read full article

 

 

 

Investigating mating systems shifts

Tanja Slotte

Tanja Slotte

In her research, Tanja Slotte uses population genetics and genomic tools to study classic evolutionary questions. She is especially interested in the causes and consequences of plant mating system shifts, such as shifts from outcrossing to self-fertilization. Read full article

 

 

 

“Seeing is believing”

Ilaria Testa

Ilaria Testa

Since the beginning of her career, Ilaria Testas research interests have focused on the establishment, development and application of light microscopy techniques to life science. “Seeing is believing” as she said. Read full article

 

 

 

Exploring and shaping the scientific conversation

Lynn Kamerlin

Lynn Kamerlin

Open science and science policy are two of Lynn Kamerlin’s favorite topics. Alongside her own research she is dedicated to advance not only science itself but also the way science is conducted. Read full article

 

 

 

From drop to ocean

Stefan Bertilsson

Stefan Bertilsson

Stefan Bertilsson studies microbial ecosystems in water and helps researchers to investigate the genetic material of single cells. Read full article

 

 

 

 

Supporting bioinformatic research all over Sweden

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Anna Johansson

By entering different research groups for a time, Anna Johansson shares her expertise with the whole research society. Read full article

 

 

 

 

Juggling research projects

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Cecilia Johansson

To coordinate research is more or less equivalent to creating order within chaos. Cecilia Johansson makes sure that things goes smoothly within the research group and the Domestic Animals facility. Read full article

 

 

 

Predicting the behavior of leukemic cells

Jessica Nordlund

Jessica Nordlund

Jessica Nordlund just met with her fellow committee members to decide which well renowned researchers should be invited to Uppsala this spring. Read full article

 

 

 

 

Solving the puzzle of mankind

Mattias Jakobsson

Mattias Jakobsson

Mattias Jakobsson was drawn to genetics because of its connection to mathematics. This October he will be speaking at the symposium Human Evolution in Uppsala. Read full article

 

 

 

 

On the lookout for genetic mutations

Lars Feuk

Lars Feuk

Lars Feuk is making himself at home at BMC and preparing for the dissertation of his first PhD student. Read full article