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Uppsala researcher Lynn Kamerlin awarded the The Svedberg prize 2018

1 March 2018

Lynn Kamerlin has been awarded the The Svedberg prize.

Lynn Kamerlin has been awarded the The Svedberg prize 2018 for her innovative studies of enzyme reactions in which she combines a broad range of theoretical, physical and organic chemical methods to understand the chemistry of complex enzyme mechanisms.

Since 2011, through doctoral studies in Birmingham and postdoc studies in Vienna and Los Angeles, Lynn has built up an independent research group at Uppsala University.

"The prize has gone to a fantastic researcher. Lynn’s productivity and drive are impressive and she is constantly producing new results,” says Mats Hansson, chairman of the Swedish Association for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SFBBM).

The medal will be presented to Lynn Kamerlin on Tuesday 19 June at 12.25 at the 1st National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society ( in Lund.

Read an earlier article by Lynn Kamerlin in which she describes her research.

About the The Svedberg prize

The The Svedberg prize is awarded jointly by the Swedish National Committee for the Molecular Biosciences within the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and the Swedish Association of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SFBBM). The prize is awarded to a distinguished biochemist or molecular biologist who is working in Sweden and who is under the age of 40 throughout the year the prize is awarded.

About The Svedberg

The Svedberg (1884-1971), whose full name is Theodor Svedberg, was a professor of Physical Chemistry at Uppsala University. His research focused on colloids and macromolecular compounds. He received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1926 for the discoveries he made using his own analytical ultracentrifuge.

There is a list of earlier prize-winners on the SFBBM website.