Erik Lindahl

Professor, Computational biophysics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology / Stockholm University

Membership period 2011–2016

My research focus on that, with help from genetic information and experimental structures, model properties and dynamics in biological macro molecules such as proteins and cell membranes. My work has resulted in one of the worlds most spread programs for biomoleculare modeling (Gromacs), which is used for distributed calculations in the Folding@Home-project. My research group has made important discoveries concerning how proteins are placed i cell membranes, how ion channels are opened and closed, and how virus infects cells by fusion with cell membranes. The development of computation methods for biomolecules has as a link between theory and experiment led to breakthrough in applications, for example within the pharmaceutical industry.


Erik Lindahl Photo: Markus Marcetic.
Computor simulation of chemical course
Erik Lindahl

To the left: Erik Lindahl. Click for high resolution portrait. Photo: Markus Marcetic
Middle: Computor simulation of chemical course. Click for high resolution image.
To the right: Erik Lindahl gives a scientific presentation at a academy meeting. Click to enlarge. Photo: Anna Sjöström Douagi

Erik Lindahl Photo: Markus Marcetic

Click for high resolution portrait. Photo: Markus Marcetic


Born: 1972
Family: Married to Camilla Lindahl, three children: Andrea (12), Markus and Maria (twins, both 8).
Interests: Besides research and family, I try to find time for sailing and I also like photografing. Wine-testing is a great interest and one advantage with travelling is the opportunity to visit vineyards all over the world!
Övrigt: I also have an inerest in engineering and like to dismantle an engine in order to repare it. I have a driver’s license as a cinema projectionist since my student time and I still know how to handle a 35mm Zeiss-projector with Xenon-lamp!

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