News

New major grant for Johan

By Martina on June 23, 2022

Our new Assistant Professor Johan Bengtsson-Palme received a 15 MSEK grant from the SSF. The title of the project is “Predicting future pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance” (Swedish: Framtidens patogener och resistensgener).

SysBio is growing

By Martina on June 20, 2022

Two new groups have recently joined SysBio: Professor Maria Faresjö and Assistant Professor Johan Bengtsson-Palme. Check out their lab webpages to find out more about their exciting research.

Ivan Mijakovic is the new Deputy Head of the BIO Department

By Martina on November 15, 2021

Ivan has accepted this temporary appointment to help Maria Faresjö structure the new departmental leadership. This will not affect leadership of SysBio, as Ivan remains fully committed to his role as Head of our Division.

Christer Larsson

By Martina on October 17, 2021

Christer Larsson, a Professor of Microbial Physiology at SysBio, passed away on October 12th. Christer was as a dedicated scientist and a supportive mentor, an inspiring teacher and a manager who led by example. His most important legacy at SysBio is the team spirit that he promoted.

Stefan Hohmann

By Martina on July 8, 2021

Stefan Hohmann, a Professor of Yeast Genetics at SysBio, passed away on July 2nd. He will be remembered by everyone at SysBio as supportive colleague and mentor and his exciting science will remain an inspiration to all of us.

Ivan received a science award

By Martina on April 1, 2021

Ivan Mijakovic awarded the Spiridon Brusina Medal from the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences.

New major grant for Ivan

By Martina on December 16, 2020

Ivan is coordinator of a prestigious 14.5 MSEK grant from Nord Forsk. The consortium includes partners from MC2 at Chalmers, SINTEF in Norway and DTU in Denmark, and will work on graphene-based drug delivery systems for treating MRSA infections.

New award for Jens

By Martina on October 12, 2020

Jens Nielsen recieved the Inagural Gregory N Stephanopoulos Award for Metabolic Engineering.

Cell-wall protein controls aging via altering oxygenation and methionine metabolism

By Martina on September 4, 2020

In collaboration with Gianni Liti, Nice, FRANCE, Mikael Molin was involved in study of gene variants impinging on aging in a population of 1000 naturally-derived yeast strains. One of these made yeast cells more buoyant, resulting in increased exposure to oxygen and remodelling of methionine metabolism in a manner shortening their life-span. The full paper is available in Genome Research.

Peroxiredoxin stimulates longevity through novel redox-signaling mechanism

By Martina on September 3, 2020

The antioxidant peroxiredoxin slows down aging not by degrading the reactive oxygen species hydrogen peroxide, but through a novel redox-dependent mechanism of controlling the central signalling hub protein kinase A. Cecilia Picazo, Niek Welkenhuysen and Mikael Molin were involved in this study and the full article is available in eLIFE