News at Chemistry - BMC Sebastian Westenhoff awarded with Göran Gustafsson Prize in chemistry <p><img alt="" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1078/c_1078892-l_3-k_sebastian-westenhoff-260x263.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Sebastian Westenhoff, professor in Biochemistry, is awarded the prestigious G&ouml;ran Gustafsson Prize in chemistry for &quot;imaging chemical and biochemical reactions at the molecular level&quot;.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:32:00 GMT 2024-03-01T12:32:00Z IVA elects 40 new fellows <p><strong><img alt="Photo of Jonas Bergquist" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1076/c_1076714-l_3-k_jonas_bergquist_tv4-nyhetsmorgon_-postcovid_282x271.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></strong>Prof.<strong> Jonas Berqquist</strong> has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). With the newly elected, the academy wants to strengthen and broaden it&rsquo;s competences in key issues for the future.</p> Fri, 22 Dec 2023 11:10:00 GMT 2023-12-22T11:10:00Z Funding for Centre for Life Chemistry <p>Centre for&nbsp;Life Chemistry is led by Professor <strong>Ingela Lanekoff</strong>, and is one of the research environments selected in the Swedish Research Council's Excellence Initiative. Within the research environment, researchers will combine knowledge about the chemical mechanisms of life within individual fields in order to investigate, and understand, various aspects of what is described as the chemistry of life.</p> Thu, 06 Jul 2023 11:43:00 GMT 2023-07-06T11:43:00Z Helena Danielson recieves medal for valuable services <p><img alt="Gustaf Adolf medal" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1060/c_1060846-l_3-k_gustav-adolf-medalj-200x265.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Helena Danielson has been awarded with the Elder Gustaf Adolf medal in gold by the Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt. The medal is also called the Hedlinger medal after the engraver Johann Carl Hedlinger, and can be awarded to employees who have made significant contributions to Uppsala University.</p> Wed, 17 May 2023 09:14:00 GMT 2023-05-17T09:14:00Z Jonas Bergquist explains new findings on postcovid <p><img alt="" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1059/c_1059272-l_3-k_jonas_bergquist_tv4-nyhetsmorgon_-postcovid_282x271.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:1px" />Research on post-covid has made progress, and has now been able to show changes in the brain of patients suffering from post-covid. Professor Jonas Bergquist, at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, explains and answers the viewers' questions in Tv4's morning show Nyhetsmorgon.</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2023 06:39:00 GMT 2023-04-24T06:39:00Z Interpreting Lipinski's "rule of 5" <p><img alt="" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1055/c_1055878-l_3-k_jan-kihlberg-200x293.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />In 1997, Christopher A. Lipinski and his colleagues published their guidelines for how to make drugs that are more easily absorbed by the body, and for several years their &quot;rule of 5&quot; has been the guiding principle in drug research and drug design. The question is now asked, whether maybe these guidelines have been interpreted too literally.</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2023 12:20:00 GMT 2023-03-14T12:20:00Z Awarded for innovated cell-penetrating peptide against viral disease <p><img alt="Ylva Ivarsson and Anna Överby Wernstedt" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1040/c_1040254-l_3-k_ylva-ivarsson-uu-innovation-award-250x250.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Prof. Ylva Ivarsson, at the research programme for Biochemistry at the Department of Chemistry &ndash; BMC, has received the award &quot;Attractive Innovation Project&quot; from Uppsala University Innovation (UU Innovation) for the work that she has done, together with Prof. Anna &Ouml;verby Wernstedt, Ume&aring; University, and Prof. Jakob Nilsson, at the University of Copenhagen, to develop&nbsp;and patent&nbsp;a peptide that can penetrate cell membranes and be transported into cells and thus inhibit diseases caused by viruses - for instance Covid-19.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2022 12:47:00 GMT 2022-12-19T12:47:00Z Major interdisciplinary EU project on mental health <p>Mental illness is a societal challenge and causes great suffering for the individuals affected. Daniel Globisch and Jonas Bergquist, within the research programme for Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, participate in a large interdisciplinary research project that integrates both biological, medical and social aspects. The purpose of <em>RE-MEND</em> is to increase knowledge and develop better strategies to be able to prevent, instead of treat, mental disorders.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:45:00 GMT 2022-12-02T14:45:00Z Olle Matsson receives popular science award <p><img alt="Olle Matsson received his prize." class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1026/c_1026450-l_1-k_olle_matsson_pris_rev_282x414.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Uppsala's Popular Science Prize 2022 goes to professor emeritus <strong>Olle Matsson. </strong>He recieves the prize for the popular science dissemination of his research and accumulated knowledge in chemistry, with a particular focus on the properties of poisons and their impact on the human body. Poisoning and evil sudden death are themes that frighten, but also fascinates us, and makes us want to read on. It increases the interest and understanding of the chemistry subject. Olle Matsson has spread his valuable knowledge in an impressively large number of different media, linking it to interesting cultural perspectives, thus he has reached a wide audience.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:01:00 GMT 2022-09-19T07:01:00Z CoLD Therapeutics receives Attractive Innovation Award <figure class="image-captioned image-right"><img alt="" src="/digitalAssets/1017/c_1017520-l_3-k_cold-therapeutics-receives-attractive-innovation-award.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /> <figcaption><em>Helena Danielson, Jens Carlsson and Anja Sandstr&ouml;m</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>The award is given by UU Innovation to &ldquo;innovative projects and startup companies that have successfully attracted external funds that further strengthen development opportunities&rdquo;. The research team receives the award for having developed a group of new molecules that have the potential to be developed into an antiviral drug for the treatment of Covid-19.</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:22:00 GMT 2022-06-03T07:22:00Z Poison expert Olle Matsson helps with a murder investigation <p><img alt="Olle Matsson" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1015/c_1015198-l_1-k_olle_matsson_250x315.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Olle Matsson, professor emeritus in organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, together with Jean Pettersson, senior lecturer in analytical chemistry at the department, has helped analyze samples in connection with a suspicious death.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:45:00 GMT 2022-04-22T07:45:00Z ERC Starting Grant to Ingela Lanekoff <p><img alt="Ingela Lanekoff" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/1007/c_1007486-l_3-k_ingela_lanekoff_250x337.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Prof. Ingela Lanekoff, within the research programme for Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, has received a research grant from the European Research Council (ERC), in the form of a so-called ERC Starting Grant.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2022 13:20:00 GMT 2022-03-18T13:20:00Z The Chemical Society's grand prize for best degree project in chemistry 2021 <figure class="image-captioned image-right"><img alt="Anh Vu in the lab." src="/digitalAssets/996/c_996520-l_3-k_anh_vu_250x299.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /> <figcaption>Anh Vu in the lab.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Every year, <a href="" target="_blank">the Chemical Society in Uppsala (KSU)</a>&nbsp;announces a prize for young promising chemists. For the year 2021, the society decided that Anh Vu and Bhagya Kolitha Jayantha would&nbsp;be awarded the KSU's Grand Prize for best degree project in chemistry, and will therefore&nbsp;share the prize.</p> <p>The supervisor for both of them has been <a href="">Kumari Ubhayasekera</a> within the research programme for Analytical Chemistry&nbsp;at the <a href="">Department of Chemistry - BMC</a>, Uppsala University.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2022 15:42:00 GMT 2022-02-04T15:42:00Z Aida Zuberovic Muratovic develops methods to find blowfish poison <p><img alt="" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/982/c_982032-l_3-k_aida-_-mollosund_sept21-245x250.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Our oceans contain bacteria and algae that produce toxins. These toxins can be absorbed by mussels and oysters, which is&nbsp;good for the environment&nbsp;but not&nbsp;for humans who consume them.&nbsp;Researcher Aida Zuberovic Muratovic, Analytical Chemistry, is working to develop methods for finding these new toxins.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:24:00 GMT 2021-12-03T08:24:00Z Jonas Bergquist in Swedish radio about postcovid, ME and comparative studies <p>Professor Jonas Bergquist, at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, participates in a radio program on postcovid, ME and the ongoing comparative scientific studies.</p> Wed, 29 Sep 2021 12:08:00 GMT 2021-09-29T12:08:00Z Extended KAW funding for Helena Danielson's and Ylva Ivarsson's covid-19 research <p>In March 2020, SciLifeLab launched a national covid-19 research program together with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). The program is now being extended and expanded, with an additional SEK 50 million from KAW. Prof. Helena Danielson and Prof. Ylva Ivarsson at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, Biochemistry, are among those who have received extended grants.</p> Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:19:00 GMT 2021-03-23T15:19:00Z Prof. Adolf Gogoll analyzed the contents of Alfred Nobel's bottles <p>What did Alfred Nobel actually keep in his glass bottles? Prof. Adolf Gogoll, within the Organic Chemistry research programme at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, has helped the Nobel Prize Museum and the Swedish National Heritage Board to analyze the contents of 43 old chemical bottles that come from Alfred Nobel's laboratories.&nbsp;</p> <div> <figure class="image-captioned"><img alt="Sara Norrehed, Swedish National Heritage Board, Prof. Adolf Gogoll, Department of Chemistry - BMC and Margrit Wettstein, Nobel Prize Museum." src="/digitalAssets/933/c_933306-l_3-k_adolf_gogoll_med_flaskor_630x419.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /> <figcaption>Sara Norrehed, Swedish National Heritage Board, Prof. Adolf Gogoll,&nbsp;Department of Chemistry - BMC and Margrit Wettstein, Nobel Prize Museum. Photo: Dan Lepp</figcaption> </figure> </div> <p></p> Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:39:00 GMT 2021-03-04T12:39:00Z Chemical Society Grand Prize for best degree project to Evelyn Coenen <p>The Chemical Society in Uppsala awards a prize for the best degree project in chemistry, and for 2020, we are happy to learn that the prize goes to the Dutch Erasmus student Evelyn Coenen. Evelyn did her degree project in Prof. Jonas Bergquist's group within the Analytical Chemistry research programme at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, Uppsala University. Her supervisor was Kumari Ubhayasekera.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:12:00 GMT 2021-03-03T16:12:00Z New clues to how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells <p style="margin-left:0px">The molecular details of how SARS-CoV-2 enters cells and infects them are still not clear. Prof. Ylva Ivarsson and her group at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, Biochemistry, have tested the bioinformatic predictions made by another research group and have identified receptors that could be important players in the process.&nbsp;</p> <div></div> Wed, 10 Feb 2021 16:32:00 GMT 2021-02-10T16:32:00Z Christine Dyrager joins ChemMedChem's Early-Career Advisory Board (ECAB) <p>Christine Dyrager, Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, has been elected as one of 12 young researchers for ChemMedChem's Early-Career Advisory Board (ECAB).</p> Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:01:00 GMT 2021-01-15T13:01:00Z Prof. Jan Kihlberg is this year's recipient of the Ulla and Stig Holmquist Prize <p>Prof. Jan Kihlberg, at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, Organic Chemistry, has been rewarded with the <em>Ulla and Stig Holmquist Science Prize in Organic Chemistry</em> for 2020. Jan is rewarded for his pioneering efforts in the field of carbohydrate chemistry and its applications for biomedical purposes.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:43:00 GMT 2020-11-25T11:43:00Z The Phabian Award for best PhD thesis 2020 to Malin Källsten <p><strong>The alumni Malin K&auml;llsten, a previous PhD student in analytical chemistry at the department who defended her dissertation in March this year, has received this year's Phabian award for best doctoral thesis from the Swedish Pharmaceutical&nbsp;Society (Apotekarsocieteten).</strong></p> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:34:00 GMT 2020-10-22T14:34:00Z Lynn Kamerlin awarded the Thuréus Prize by The Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala <p>The Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala has decided to award the Thur&eacute;us Prize in the natural history-medical class to Prof. Lynn Kamerlin at the Department of Chemistry - BMC.</p> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 10:29:00 GMT 2020-11-06T10:29:00Z Jonas Bergquist in live panel discussion on analysis methods <p>Professor Jonas Bergquist, at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, participates in a live international panel discussion on quality and reliability in analytical results on Thursday 17 September.</p> Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:21:00 GMT 2020-09-16T16:21:00Z Årets pedagogiska pris till Mikael Widersten på kemi - BMC <p><strong>&Aring;rets pedagogiska pristagare vid Uppsala universitet undervisar i &auml;mnen kopplade till pedagogik, statsvetenskap, kirurgi och kemi.</strong><br /> <strong>De pedagogiska pristagarna nomineras av studenter och kollegor. De slutliga pristagarna utses av rektor efter f&ouml;rslag fr&aring;n en beredningsgrupp som best&aring;r av &aring;tta l&auml;rare och &aring;tta studenter. I &aring;r inkom 144 nomineringar. Prissumman &auml;r 20 000 kronor.</strong></p> Wed, 20 May 2020 13:45:00 GMT 2020-05-20T13:45:00Z SciLifeLab prepares for large-scale Covid-19 screening <p>System developers at SciLifeLab in Uppsala have adapted the IT systems required for large-scale Covid-19 screening.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 10:04:00 GMT 2020-04-28T10:04:00Z Major efforts in diagnostics and research on the coronavirus <p><strong>SciLifeLab now takes a holistic approach to life science efforts in the ongoing corona pandemic. In order to achieve progress rapidly, promising research projects receive expeditious funding from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and traditionally competing research is organized as a team effort.</strong></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:07:00 GMT 2020-04-14T08:07:00Z Intervju: Jonas Bergquist om sin ME-forskning: ”Jag är hoppfull” <p>Professor Jonas Bergquist vid analytisk kemi har medverkat i en intervju med tidningen V&aring;rdfokus. De pratar bland annat om Jonas ME/CFS-center som han bedriver j&auml;msides tv&aring; andra universitet (Harvard och Stanford University).<br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:54:00 GMT 2020-04-09T07:54:00Z Jasmine Gardner på Biokemi är med och knäcker coronasmittans gåta – med hjälp av superdatorer <div> <p>En grupp forskare p&aring; Uppsala universitet och institutionen f&ouml;r kemi - BMC har tagit sig an covid-19 och f&ouml;rs&ouml;ker att hitta l&ouml;sningar med hj&auml;lp av s&aring; kallade &quot;superdatorer&quot;. SVT har skrivit en artikel om detta och gjort ett kortare inslag med Jasmine Gardner fr&aring;n Biokemi.</p> </div> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 08:46:00 GMT 2020-04-06T08:46:00Z Jonas Bergquist vid analytisk kemi med i Sofias Änglar <p>Professor Jonas Bergquist har nyligen medverkat i TV-programmet Sofias &Auml;nglar med anledning av hans forskning p&aring; ME&nbsp;(kronisk tr&ouml;tthet).</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:47:00 GMT 2020-03-26T11:47:00Z Vinterpromotion – en högtid för doktorer, hedersdoktorer och pristagare <figure class="image-captioned"><img alt="" src="/digitalAssets/842/c_842664-l_3-k_promotionxx630.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /> <figcaption>Foto/bild: Mikael Wallerstedt</figcaption> </figure> <p>Promotionen &auml;r en examensfest f&ouml;r dem som tagit doktorsexamen under &aring;ret. Drygt 80 nya doktorer och 17 hedersdoktorer promoveras och flera priser och medaljer delas ut i universitetsaulan 31 januari.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:42:00 GMT 2020-01-22T11:42:00Z Our new website is now live! <p>We have chosen to divide the website for the Section of Chemistry&nbsp;into two parts, one for chemistry - BMC and one for chemistry - &Aring;ngstr&ouml;m. This is to clarify and strengthen the identity of both departments.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:39:00 GMT 2020-01-14T11:39:00Z