Mikrobial Chemistry groups
Molecular Inorganic Chemistry groups
- European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry in Uppsala
- Postdoctoral funding from Carl-Trygger foundation
- Allylic Substitution in CEJ
- Grant from the Engkvist foundation
- New Postdoc Josh Green
- VR Grant
- The new SC-XRD microsource is operational
- A “Clean” Solution: Selectively Producing Methanol Fuel from Sunlight and CO2 by a Noble-Metal Free Catalytic System
- We bridge the gap between Europe and UK
- Ulrike's paper in Chem Comm
- The Silacyclobutene Ring: An Indicator of Triplet State Baird-Aromaticity. 2017
- Mononuclear metal (II) complexes of a Bis(organoamido) phosphate ligand with antimicrobial activities against Escherichia coli. 2017
- Probing the Role of the Heme Distal and Proximal Environment in Ligand Dynamics in the Signal Transducer Protein HemAT by Time-Resolved Step-Scan FTIR and Resonance Raman Spectroscopy. 2017
- Soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy of metalloproteins and high-valent metal-complexes at room temperature using free-electron lasers. 2017
- Engineered cyanobacteria with enhanced growth show increased ethanol production and higher biofuel to biomass ratio.
- Synechocystis PCC 6803 overexpressing RuBisCO grow faster withincreased photosynthesis. 2017
- Benzo[b]thiophene fusion enhances aromaticity in borepin-containing polycyclic aromatic compounds. 2017
- Electronic and molecular structure relations in diiron compounds mimicking the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site studied by X-ray spectroscopy and quantum chemistry. 2017
- Cationic Vacancy Defects in Iron Phosphide: A Promising Route toward Efficient and Stable Hydrogen Evolution by Electrochemical Water Splitting.. 2017
- Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation by MnOx /C: In Situ Catalyst Formation, Carbon Substrate Variations, and Direct O2 /CO2 Monitoring by Membrane-Inlet Mass Spectrometry.. 2017
Seminars and Events
Our basic, frontline research in natural photosynthesis has served as inspiration and guidelines for research in artificial photosynthesis since many years. Our long-term integration of research in natural and man-made systems has become our signature and proven to be a fruitful apporach.
Research in Microbial Chemistry is of fundamental science character in the borderland between chemistry, cell- and molecular biology, and genetics. The vision is to use a combination of advanced gene technology and synthetic biology to develop and analyze photosynthetic microorganisms to be used in future biotechnological applications. At present, the largest research area aims to develop cyanobacteria which convert solar energy into an energy carrier.
Within Molecular Inorganic Chemistry we work on synthetic molecular chemistry of bio-inorganic model compounds and various aspects of molecular main group chemistry:
Biomimetic research attempts to understand and copy the function (structure) of natural systems such as active sites in enzymes. The mechanistic understanding of active centers and their bio-inorganic analogs involved in energy conversion processes are the main focus of our work.
Catalysis for Artificial Photosynthesis
We develop catalysts for chemical, electrochemical, and photochemical splitting of water and carbon dioxide for alternative fuel production (e.g. hydrogen or alcohols).
We deal with different aspects of molecular systems containing maingroup elements. We search for new applications of main group compounds in unusual bonding situations in homogeneous catalysis, molecular- and organic electronics.
Education within Molecular Biomimetics
Molecular biomimetics is not one subject, but many! If you are interested in studies in any of our areas, these are the options (given in English):
You can also check our information about education at research level and available PhD positions.