Selmer lab

The goal of our research is to understand the structure and function of physiologically relevant macromolecules and macromolecular complexes. A main biological focus is translation in prokaryotes. Translation is a fundamental process in all living organisms, and increased understanding of this process can be used for development of new or modified antibiotics. We ask detailed questions regarding mechanisms of biogenesis, function and inhibition of the ribosome. We are also interested in how evolution acts on the atomic level of proteins. We use crystallography combined with biochemistry and biophysics as as tools to answer central biological questions regarding how macromolecules generate function.

Read about our ongoing research.

Our funding comes from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (RiboCORE 2012-2017, Evolution of new genes and proteins 2016-2021) and VR (Swedish research council) project grant and Environment grant "An integrated environment for Ribosome Research".

Are you interested in doing a PhD, postdoc or undergraduate project / examensarbete with us? You are most welcome to get in contact and send your CV.