Curriculum vitae

Anders Emanuel Thapper

Docent in Chemistry with Specialization in Molecular Biomimetics (November 2011)

Address:         Molecular Biomimetics
                       Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory  
                       Uppsala University
                       Box 523, 751 20 Uppsala                                         
Phone:            018-471 36 32                                         0737-58 07 15


Place & date of birth: Lund, 20/08/1972           Citizenship: Swedish

Higher education

1991 – 1996    Lund University

Master of science (Filosofie magister) in chemistry with specialization in inorganic chemistry.

Doctoral degree

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.

Postdoctoral positions

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).

Current position:

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.