Dr. Björn Högberg



Dr. Björn Högberg is an Associate professor of nanomedicine at the Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Department at the Karolinska Institute. He got his PhD in physics from Mid Sweden University in 2007 and did his post-doc at the Harvard Mecial School in Boston the following years. Since late 2010 he has been leading a research group at the Karolinska in Stockholm. He is a leader in the field of DNA nanotechnology and in particular their biological research applications. Högberg was recently awarded with several prestigious grants including a Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Academy Fellows and an ERC consolidator.  
Selected publications:
-Benson E, Mohammed A, Gardell J,  Masich S, Czeizler E, Orponen P and Högberg B, DNA rendering of polyhedral meshes at the nanoscale,  Nature, 523 p. 441 (2015)
-Shaw A, Lundin V, Petrova E, Fördős F, Benson E, Al-Amin A, Herland A, Blokzijl A, Högberg B* and  Teixeira A*, Spatial control of membrane receptor function using ligand nanocalipers, Nature Methods, 11 p. 841 (2014)
-Ducani C, Kaul C, Moche M, Shih WM and Högberg B, Enzymatic production of 'monoclonal stoichiometric' single-stranded DNA oligonucleotides, Nature Methods, 10, p. 647 (2013)

Title of talk: Building Molecular Tools out of DNA (click for abstract)

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