Erik Lindahl, Stockholm University
June 28, 2019
Erik Lindahl received a PhD from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2001, and performed postdoctoral research at Groningen University, Stanford University and the Pasteur Institute. He is currently professor of Biophysics at Stockholm University, with a second appointment as professor of Theoretical Biophysics at the Royal Institute of Technology. Lindahl’s research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins, in particular ion channels, through a combination of molecular simulations and experimental work involving cryo-EM and electrophysiology. He hasauthored some 130 scientific publications and is the recipient of an ERC starting grant.
Lindahl heads the international GROMACS molecular simulation project, which is one of the leading scientific codes to exploit parallelism on all levels from accelerators and assembly code to supercomputers and distributed computing. He is co-director of the Swedish e-Science Research Center as well as the Swedish National Bioinformatics Infrastructure, and lead scientist of the BioExcel Center-of-Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research. His research work has been awarded with the Prix Jeune Chercheur Blaise Pascal, the Sven and Ebba-Christian Högberg prize, and the Wallenberg Consortium North prize. Lindahl is currently the chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee.
Professor of Biophysics
Dept of Biochemistry & Biophysics