Frank Wilczek is professor of theoretical physics and Nobel laureate. He usually spends his time in different parts of the world, including at Stockholm University where he is professor. Last year has been quite challenging because of the pandemic. But it has been positive for his research in many ways.
Billions of years of evolution are behind the ingenious protein machinery in nature’s cells, which captures and converts energy. Professor Ville Kaila is conducting a detailed study of the structure and function of the proteins to learn more about the energy conversion process. That knowledge may eventually result in therapies for diseases where the powerhouses of the cells fall short.