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Lynn_New_smallLynn Kamerlin received her Master of Natural Sciences from the University of Birmingham (UK), in 2002, where she remained to complete a PhD in Theoretical Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. John Wilkie (awarded 2005). Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the labs of Stefan Boresch at the University of Vienna (2005-2007), Arieh Warshel at the University of Southern California (2007-2009, Research Associate at the University of Southern California in 2010) and Researcher with Fahmi Himo (2010). She is currently a Full Professor of Structural Biology at Uppsala University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, an ERC Starting Independent Researcher and a Wallenberg Academy Fellow. She was the Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) in 2014-2015. Her non-scientific interests include languages (fluent in 5), amateur photography and playing the piano.

Selected Distinctions and Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) 2017
  • Wallenberg Academy Fellowship 2014-2019
  • MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize 2013
  • Member, Young Academy of Europe (Chair 2014-2015)
  • ERC Starting Independent Researcher 2012-2017
  • Docent in Molecular Biotechnology, Uppsala University 2012
  • Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize in Biochemistry from the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences 2011
  • 4 year Junior Research Position (assistant professorship) funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) 2011-2015
  • UK Royal Society of Chemistry Chartered Chemist (CChem) 2009