Center leader Poul Nissen awarded the international Gregori Aminoff Prize 2016

Centerleder-Poul-NissenCenter leader Poul Nissen is awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in crystallography 2016 to Professor Poul Nissen, Aarhus University, and Professor Chikashi Toyoshima, University of Tokyo, Japan. This prize is one of the academy’s few international awards and among former prize-winners are several Nobel Prize laureates.

Professor Pär Nordlund, chairman of the award committee for the Gregori Aminoff Prize said the following:

“The prize winners have developed new technology to crystallize and determine the structure of membrane proteins in their natural environment. The major breakthrough, is that these studies have broadened our understanding of the mechanism that transports ions through cell membranes, as well as the structural states that occur in this very complex system. Determination of the structure of membrane proteins has played a very important role in the development of modern medicine.”

Professor Poul Nissen is director of the Centre for Membrane Pumps in Cells and Disease (PUMPKIN)

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