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Research at the chemistry section

The chemistry section is made up of three chemistry departments, all specialized in their respective area. Research at the  departments span a wide rage, where both subject specific as interdisciplinary research is conducted. Mainly it's about curiosity-driven basic research, but also application driven research is conducted. The section's research is extensive and there are currently more than 240 graduate students at the section's institutions.

Researchers from the section iare nvolved in four of SU's leading research areas: biological membranes, climate, oceans and the environment, catalysis in organic chemistry and materials chemistry. The chemistry section is also active in areas identified by the faculty: chemical biology and theoretical chemistry.

Researchers from the chemistry section are also very active in the Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.

The section's scientists are very successful in their areas, the research conducted at Stockholm University is the country's best-placed institution in international rankings. Furthermore, many of the section's scientists are Members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Nobel Committee for Chemistry. The research environment at the section is very dynamic and inspiring.


Chemistry Section, Head of Section
Berit Olofsson, Professor

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Head of department
Lena Mäler, Professor

Materials and Environmental chemistry, Head of Department
Gunnar Svensson, Professor

Organic chemistry, Head of Deparment
Göran Widmalm