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Supervising PhD students

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As part of my pedagogic training and preparation for promotions, I’ve attended a course arranged by the pedagogic unit at Uppsala University called Supervising PhD students. The 3-week course was spread out over one semester, finishing earlier this week. In general, I think it’s good… Read More »Supervising PhD students

New publication

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I contributed to a paper that was recently accepted for publication in JACS. The paper is about electric fields in enzymes, specifically the TEM-1 beta-lactamase, which is an enzyme that breaks down common antibiotics such as penicillin. The paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c09876

Teaching madness

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At the Faculty of Science and Technology the period from mid-August to end of October is called Period 1. It is the first half of the autumn semester, and for me this year it’s been an exhausting period full of teaching. Today was the last… Read More »Teaching madness

TekNat mentorship program

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Last spring I was selected for participation in the mentorship program for young researchers at the Faculty of Science and Technology. As far as I understand, this program is aimed at helping us progress through the university system by informing us about the paths and… Read More »TekNat mentorship program

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Supervising students

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Apart from teaching, I’ve been fortunate to supervise three Master’s degree student projects this spring. The degree projects start in January and go on for one semester. The students have all been working on computational projects related to beta-lactamases. They have either simulated antibiotics or… Read More »Supervising students

New lab website

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I’ve thought about creating a separate website for my research for a long time, but never really got it started. But, now that I actually have a lab of my own it seems that the time has come! So, I created something simple, but I… Read More »New lab website

Covid-19 outbreaks

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Nowadays everyone is getting Covid-19. The latest Omicron outbreak seems to have reached every corner of Sweden, including Uppsala, our students, and the staff at our department. But now it seems to have calmed down a bit. A couple of weeks ago I was on… Read More »Covid-19 outbreaks

Modern teaching?

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This week I’ve started teaching a foundation course in chemistry. It’s the first chemistry course for the students at university level, and although it seemed that this course might be taught in-person, we’ve started off teaching it online. Since this is the first time teaching… Read More »Modern teaching?

Winter holidays

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Mid-December until the first week week of January is the holiday season in Sweden. It starts around the 13th of December when we celebrate Lucia, a festive day centering around the concepts of light, buns and biscuits. More exactly, saffron buns called “lussekatt” and gingerbread… Read More »Winter holidays

First snow!

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Nowadays, it’s rare to see snow before Christmas, but this year, we got snow in mid-November! It was great, and I was able to fulfill a promise to the kids from way back in hot California that we would build a snow man when we… Read More »First snow!

Scientific manuscripts

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I’m in my final month as a Stanford postdoc and this month I aim to finish writing up one of my projects. For some people, manuscripts are tedious and time-consuming to write. For me, it’s something I truly enjoy. To me, the time spent writing… Read More »Scientific manuscripts