Anders Emanuel Thapper
Docent in Chemistry with Specialization in Molecular Biomimetics (November 2011)
Address: Molecular Biomimetics
Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory
Box 523, 751 20 Uppsala
Phone: 018-471 36 32 0737-58 07 15
Place & date of birth: Lund, 20/08/1972 Citizenship: Swedish
1991 – 1996 Lund University
Master of science (Filosofie magister) in chemistry with specialization in inorganic chemistry.
1996 – 2001 Lund University
Ph. D. in Chemistry, with specialization in Inorganic Chemistry, at the division of Inorganic Chemistry with Dr. Ebbe Nordlander as supervisor. The thesis, titled "Modelling of molybdopterin-dependent enzymes", was defended in May 2001. The project concerned modelling of molybdenum containing enzymes, both synthetically and theoretically. The work involved organic and inorganic synthesis, both aerobic and anaerobic, spectroscopical work for analysis (UV-vis, FT-IR and 1H-NMR spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography) and computational chemistry.
June 2005 – May 2007 Uppsala University
Post-doc in professor Stenbjörn Styring's group at the Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science. The projects involved fluorescence and EPR spectroscopic studies of photosystem II from spinach and cyanobacteria. The position was financed by Molecular Biomimetics, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science.
September 2001 – May 2005 Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Post-doc in professor José J. G. Moura's group. The projects involved purification of metalloenzymes from anaerobic bacteria and characterisation of the enzymes, particularly using EPR-spectroscopy, and some molecular biology. Financed by grants to Anders Thapper from Stiftelsen Bengt Lundqvist Minne (1 year) and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Ministério da Ciência e do Ensino Superior, Portugal (2.5 years).
June 2007 – Uppsala University
Researcher in the Molecular Inorganic Chemistry group (Molecular Biomimetics) at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory, from June 2007. The position involves research (85-90%) and teaching (10-15%) to the extent that the Department needs.
Previous positions and periods of appointment
February – November 1998 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Guest researcher in Professor Richard H. Holm's group at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University.