News in the Berggren Group
Holly wins Åforsk travel grant March 2019
Holly was awarded 25,000 SEK to travel to Basel and Interlaken, Switzerland. There she will attend ArtZymes 2.0 and ICBIC2019 (19th international conference on biological inorganic chemistry) in August.
Big thanks to the Åforsk foundation!
Great work, Holly!
12th International conference on Hydrogenases (and other redox (bio)catalysts for energy conversion) 31st March - 4th April 2019
The group attended ICH2019 in Lisbon from 31st March to 4th April.
The conference was an excellent platform for meeting and discussing with experts in the field.
Gustav gave a presentation about maturation of the hydrogenase in in vivo conditions.
Brigi and Holly both gave flash poster presentations, and Livia, Henrik, Pierre, and Marco also had posters.
A huge thank you to the organisers for creating such a wonderful conference!
Charlène's paper published in Dalton Transactions 15th January 2019
Synthesis of a miniaturized [FeFe] hydrogenase model system
We syntesised a full H-cluster model, and studied its spectroscopic properties, and in collaboration with Meiyuan Guo and Marcus Lundberg support the data with computational chemistry. The system is catalytically active.
Well done everybody!
Read the paper here:
Holly wins Anna Maria Lundin travel grant January 2019
Holly was awarded approximately 14,000 SEK, this will allow her to travel to Lisbon, Portugal for the 12th International Conference on Hydrogenases (and other redox (bio)catalysts for energy conversion) ICH2019, in March/April.
Brigi's paper published in Dalton Transaction 3rd January 2019
Monitoring H-cluster assembly using a semi-synthetic HydF protein
This is Brigi's 1st first author paper! We gain valuable insights into the assembly of the H-cluster, using semi-synthetic HydF.
Read it here:
Afridi joins the Berggren group 26th November 2018
Wishing a warm welcome to Afridi into the Berggren group!
Afridi will begin his PhD here in Uppsala, before spending some time in France, and in his final year he will return to Uppsala to complete his doctoral thesis. Jet setter!
Paper published in Energy and Environmental science 25th September 2018
Generation of a functional, semisynthetic [FeFe]-hydrogenase in a photosynthetic microorganism.
In collaboration with the group of Peter Lindblad, [FeFe]-hydrogenases were expressed and then syntheticaly activated in synechocystis. Hydrogen evolution assays were used to show that the semisynthetic enzyme links to the native metabolism.
Read it here:
Max joins the group 4th September 2018
Max is an ERASMUS student, visiting from Heidelberg, Germany. He will be trying to determin the redox potentials of 4Fe4S clusters in cyanobasterial uptake hydrogenase.
Hi Max! Willkommen!
Brigi's Birthday 4th September
Today we celebrated Brigi's birthday!
Happy Birthday! Bolgog Születésnapot! Grattis på födelsedagen! Bon anniversaire!
First CAP meeting of the semester 3rd September
The Swedish Consortium for artificial photosynthesis (CAP) met again on 3rd September to share and discuss their science.
Paper accepted in Journal of Biological chemistry
Paper, titled, "A glutaredoxin domain fused to the radical-generating subunit of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) functions as an efficient RNR reductant," was recently accepted in the Journal of Biological chemistry. This was published together with B.M Sjöberg.
Paper accepted in Inorganic chemistry
The paper, titled, "Kα X-ray Emission Spectroscopy on the Photosynthetic Oxygen-Evolving Complex Supports Manganese Oxidation and Water Binding in the S3State" was accepted in Inorganic chemistry.
Eurobic14 26th - 30th August 2018
Brigi and Gustav attended the European biological inorganic chemistry conference, in Birmingham, UK. It was a great opportunity to discuss science at the interface between inorganic chemistry and the life sciences.
Gustav was a selected speaker.
Brigi gave a smashing oral presentation about her poster.
Light ChEC summer school - Solar light to chemical energy conversion 19th - 23rd August 2018
Holly attended and presented a poster at the Light ChEC summer school in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
European Nitrogen fixation conference 18th -21st August 2018
Ann and Gustav attended the European nitrogen fixation conference in Stockholm. They were involved in discussions about many aspects of nitrogen fixation ranging from enzymes to ecosystems.
Gustav is keynote speaker at ICCC 2018 30th July- 4th August 2018
Gustav was a keynote speaker at the international coordination chemistry conference in Sendai, Japan. His talk was titled, "Hybrid systems for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals."
Workshop Arcane: international workshop on bio-driven chemistry 17th-18th July 2018
Gustav was a keynote speaker at the international workshop on bio-driven chemistry in Grenoble, France.
Well done Gustav!
First European photosynthesis conference - organising committee and antendees 25th- 28th June 2018
The Berggren group assisted in organisation of the First European Photosynthesis Congress (ePS-1).
Holly and Marco showed posters, Holly gave a flash presentation of her poster.
22nd Swedish Conference on Macromolecular Structure and function 15th-18th June 2018
Gustav attended the Swedish conference on Macromolecular Structure and Function, held in Tällberg, Sweden. The conference included discussions about molecular biology, biophysics, and strctural biology.
Honorary doctorate Wolfgang Lubitz visits the department 20th June 2018
Prof. Wolfgang Lubitz, a leader in the hydrogenase field and in the study of catalytic metal centres in metalloproteins, visits the department and gives a seminar titled, Structure and function of [NiFe] and [FeFe] hydrogenases probed by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques."
Welcome Professore Lubitz!
Gordon Conference on Metallocofactors 10th -15th June 2018
Pierre, one of our post-docs is attending the Gordon conference on metallocofactors in Masachusetts, USA.
Master's thesis defence - 7th June 2018
Our Master's student, Sigrid, recently defended her Master's thesis titled, "A novel manganese co-factor." Congratulations, Sigrid! It's been a pleasure to have you in our group, and best of luck in the future!
Uppsala Universitets Magasin 2018 - 28th May 2018
Our research featured on the front cover of the univeristy magazine. Read about it here:
CAP workshop - 26th April 2018
This week the Berggren group are preparing for the CAP workshop.
För Nyheter - se engelska sidan.