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.
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
Ivan is coordinator of a new EU ITN grant “PEST-BIN”, which will develop new methods to fight bacterial infections. The 4.1 million EUR project involves 9 academic partners and 5 private companies and will hire 16 PhD students.
SysBio welcomes Professor Ross King who will start at our division on October 1st. Ross D. King will be Professor of Machine Intelligence. He is one of the most experienced machine learning researchers in the Europe, having worked in the field for over thirty years. His main research interest is the interface between computer science and science. He originated the idea of a ‘Robot Scientist’: integrating AI and laboratory robotics to physically implement closed-loop scientific discovery. His Robot Scientist ‘Adam’ was the first machine to autonomously discover scientific knowledge.
Tao Yu received the best paper award at the annual meeting of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability for his paper published in Cell.
Jens has been elected into the National Academy of Science in the USA. US-NAS is one of the most prestigious academies in the world, and this is a very special recognition reserved only for the very best among scientists. This is a recognition of Jens’ life-long track record of top scientific achievements and pioneering contributions, many of which took place here at Chalmers SysBio. We are therefore all very proud of Jens and extend to him our warmest congratulations.