Björn Burmann
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Björn Burmann receives the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation's Prize

The board of the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation has awarded Dr. Björn Burmann, University of Gothenburg, the foundation's 2023 personal prize and research support for NMR studies of biologically significant proteins.

– It is a fantastic recognition of my team’s work. As it is my first research prize in Sweden, it clearly means a lot. For me, it as a sign that our research is appreciated within the broader Swedish research community in biochemistry and molecular biology, says Dr. Björn Burmann.

With his research, Dr. Burmann wants to advance the understanding of the structural and dynamical basis of fundamental biological processes such as transcription regulation and protein quality control. During his research career, he has always aimed to push and challenge conventional knowledge by expanding biophysical, structural and dynamical biology methodology to obtain the underlying principles of protein function in the greatest detail achievable. These endeavours have lately pushed him to develop novel experimental tools and approaches to study these fundamental biological systems at unprecedented atomic resolution directly in the native environment. Dr. Burmann and his team hope to bring their research to the next level of understanding protein function directly in the living cell, which will be important to understand the underlying details of protein dysfunction at the core of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease as well as a multitude of different types of cancers.

Dr. Burmann will use the prize, worth SEK 650,000, for continuing his cutting-edge research.

About Björn Burmann
Björn Burmann is senior lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine at the University of Gothenburg.
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Website: Björn Burmann Group

About the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation

The purpose of the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation is to stimulate and foster scientific research within the medical and biochemical fields respectively. Each year, an award is made of a personal prize as well as financial support to young researchers who have distinguished themselves in their particular field.

Read more about the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize.