Prof. Astrid Gräslund lab’s research program has two parts: ribonucleotide reductase and bioactive peptides, including their membrane interactions. The aim is to relate structure, dynamics, and interactions studied by spectroscopy to the biological reactions and functions. Our methods are high resolution NMR, EPR, and optical spectroscopy including CD and fluorescence.
The general scientific and industrial interest in membrane proteins has grown sharply over the past few years, posing new problems and technical challenges for protein chemistry, proteomics, structural biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Biological membranes provide unique environments for biomolecular function. Prof. Gräslund is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1993 and is the secretary of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry 1996-2014.