Bengt Nordén#

Bengt Nordén
Membership Number:2307
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1979 Chair Professorship of Physical Chemistry of Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
  • 1978-1979 Acting Chair Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Lund
  • 1972-1979 Associate Prof (Docent) of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Lund
  • 1971 PhD

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanisms of molecular recognition and function
  • DNA-supramolecular structures with small as well as large molecules: chiral substitution-inert metal complexes and peptide nucleic acids
  • Spectroscopy with polarized light (flow dichroism) addressing biomolecular structures, e.g. 3D structure of DNA-recombinase complex in solution
  • Cell-penetrating pepides, membrane translocation mechanisms.

Honours and Awards
  • The Fabian Gyllenborg’s Prize for best PhD thesis in Lund (1972)
  • The Goran Gustafsson Prize for Chemistry (1992)
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Award of 2008
  • The Svante Arrhenius Gold Medal of 2009
  • Honorary Professor of University of Sichuan (Chengdu) (2006)
  • Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (2001-2003)
  • Chairman of the Council of the European Research Councils’ Chemistry Committees (CERC) 2006-2007
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1991)
  • The Royal Physiographic Society (Lund) (1992)
  • The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences (Gothenburg) (1984)
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (2005)
  • Academia Europaea (2003)
  • The National Academy of Sciences of Germany (Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina) (2006)
  • The Academy of Engineering Sciences in Finland (2006)
  • The Norwegian Academy of Sciences (2007)

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