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Highlights from Sweprot 2023

Sweprot 2023 took place between June 16-19th.

Last week, the 26th Swedish Conference on Macromolecular Structure and Function meeting (Sweprot 2023) took place, in Tällberg, Dalarna, Sweden. The four-day meeting offered an interesting scientific program, as well as poster presentations and a football tournament. 

Poster prizes

Malene Lycke Wind from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, was awarded the SFBBM/Kemisamfundet Poster Prize for her poster, with the following motivation by the committee:

“Nice display of how cryo-EM was used to solve the structure of the human membrane-bound protein Aquaporin 8.”

Johanna Hultman from Linköping University was awarded with the FEBS Openbio Posterprize.

Motivation: “Visually attractive showcase of the successful use of integrated structural biology to study dynamic protein complexes.”

She won the prize for the best oral presentation

Katja Bekcic from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, was awarded the SFBBM/Kemisamfundet Prize for the best oral presentation of a junior scientist. The name of her presentation was “Optimizing large-scale production of circular RNA for in-cell NMR of nucleic acids.

Two award lectures

On Sunday June 19th Marta Carroni, this year’s Hugo Theorell prize in biophysics awardee, held a lecture. Read an interview about her and her research here (in Swedish): Hon fick Theorellpriset för sitt arbete med kryo-EM: ”Tekniken har revolutionerats!”

Simon Elsässer, awardee of the The Svedberg Award 2023, had his lecture on Friday June 16th. Read an interview with him from Kemisk Tidskrift here: Intervju: Han studerar gener med ny teknik

See the program for Sweprot 2023 and