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Ionic liquids

Ionic liquids can help in the production of more effective medicines

Producing new active pharmaceutical ingredients, or APIs, is an important step in the development of new, more effective medicines. To produce an administrable form of the medicine, the active pharmaceutical ingredient needs to be crystallised from water, or in most cases, an organic solvent such as alcohol. In a new project supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, and a research team are exploring whether ionic liquids could replace organic solvents, thus creating completely new opportunities for the production of medicines. 

Robert Daniels

Eminent research on flu antigens took Robert Daniels back to USA

Intellectual freedom and the opportunity to start his own research group once lured Robert Daniels to the Chemistry Section at Stockholm University. After nine years of eminent academic research at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, he landed a prestigious job in the US. Still, his focus is the same: to apply basic membrane protein folding principles to modernize and improve the antigens in seasonal influenza vaccines.

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Nobel prize in chemistry 2019, live stream and snacks!

On October 9, this year's Nobel Laureate in Chemistry will be announced at 11.45,
The student office, will screen the live broadcast and serve snacks in the student lunch room at KÖL

No need to register, just show up!


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