Protein research in Sweden dates back to the invention of the ultracentrifuge by The Svedberg, Nobel Laureate 1926. Since then, Sweden has held a world-class position in this field thanks to the long-standing presence of experts versed in the complexity of protein science and close interactions between health care providers and industry. Molecular and protein research is conducted in all major Swedish universities and Swedish innovations within this area are behind many solutions on the world market.
Sweden has for a long time been in the forefront of molecular bioscience and protein science and this position is currently growing stronger thanks to new investments in research infrastructure and bold projects.
The single largest, governmental investment in research infrastructure took place a few years ago when SciLifeLab was created.
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Did you know that the term “protein” was coined by the Swedish scientist Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Karolinska Institutet 1838?