Pernilla Wittung Stafshede#


Pernilla Wittung Stafshede
Email:pernilla.wittung 'at' chalmers.se
Membership Number:4456
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:pwittungstafshede
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/research/chemical_biology/Wittung-Stafshede-Lab/Pages/default.aspx



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 Full Professor with Tenure and Head Chemical Biology division, Biology and Biological Engineering Department, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2008 - 2015 Full Professor with Tenure Chemistry Department, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • 2004 - 2008 Associate Professor with Tenure Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Associate Professor with Tenure Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • 2002 - 2003 Associate Professor with Tenure Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1999 - 2002 Assistant Professor Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1997 - 1998 Swedish Technical Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, CalTech, with Dr. Harry B. Gray
  • 1993 - 1996 Research and Teaching Assistant, Physical Chemistry, Chalmers, with Dr. Bengt Norden

Fields of Scholarship
  • Protein folding
  • Metal transfer proteins
  • Spectroscopy
  • Biophysical methods
  • Protein amyloid formation
  • Macromolecular crowding
  • Metalloproteins
  • Oligomeric proteins
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson's diease

Honours and Awards
  • 1998 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award
  • 2000 Newcomb College Mortar Board Teaching Award
  • 2000 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 2001 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • 2001 Albert Wallin’s Science Award from the Gothenburg Royal Academy of Science and Art
  • 2002 Selected as one of “40 best under 40” in Gambit Weekly Magazine, New Orleans, LA
  • 2003 The National Fresenius Award, by Phi Lambda Upsilon, National Chemistry Honor Society
  • 2009 Wallmarkska Prize (by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, KVA)
  • 2009 The Göran Gustafsson’s Prize in chemistry (the next biggest Swedish prize)
  • 2010 Nordea’s Prize for life science research
  • 2010 Selected as one (of ten) Wallenberg Scholar 2010-2015
  • 2013 STIAS fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, South Africa, August 2013
  • 2016 Arrhenius medal (Swedish Chemical Society; pioneering work in chemistry)
  • 2016 Elected as one of 18 members, Swedish Royal Academy of the Sciences, Chemistry class
  • 2017 Elected as a member, The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg, Chemistry
  • 2018 - 2022 Renewed appointment as Wallenberg Scholar

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