Professor Matthew Collins elected as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy

14. February 2022

On January 12, 2022, seven new researchers were elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Among them is the DNRF’s Professor Matthew Collins, who holds a Niels Bohr Professorship.

Professor Matthew Collins. Photo: The Royal Swedish Academy.

Professor Matthew Collins, from DG’s Niels Bohr Professorship has  been elected as a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy. The seven new researchers were elected during the general meeting on January 12, 2022.

“I am surprised, delighted and honoured to be elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and I hope I can use my role to promote archaeological sciences and strengthen links between Sweden and Denmark,” said Professor Collins.

Professor Collins received his Niels Bohr Professorship to further his research on redefining ancient proteins by describing the fundamentals of biomolecular survival and exploring ancient proteomes, fossil sequences and material culture.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, is an independent organization whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The idea is to promote science of the highest quality by fostering development and innovation in Swedish research.

Professor Collins also recently received the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology.

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