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  • Protein machine by which cyanobacteria concentrate carbon dioxide from the atmosphere revealed 2020-01-24 For the first time, researchers from Stockholm University together with collaborators from Germany and Japan have solved the atomic structure of the photosynthetic complex I – the protein responsible for the carbon concentration process in the atmosphere. It is a step towards understanding how photosynthesis, the driving force behind all aerobic life on Earth, works at cellular level.
  • "Third Tuesday" focusing on leadership 2020-01-24 “Leadership” was the topic when the first “Third Tuesday” of the semester took place at Elite Palace Hotel. Alice Stål from Novare Leadership Academy introduced us to three trends of the future landscape of leadership.
  • Image: Fox, Ori D. et al. Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 454 (2015) no.4 New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe 2020-01-24 Swedish and Japanese researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed – SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation for how the supernova arose.
  • Mitochondrial ultrastructure facilitates ATP production in mitochondria by kinetic coupling 2020-01-24 A new study by scientists from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics indicates how the mitochondrial ultrastructure enables efficient energy conversion. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
  • Peruvian exchange students Fiorella Camizan Torres and Estephany León Rodríguez. Photo: Karin Persson New students were welcomed at Orientation Day 2020-01-22 – I haven’t had time to discover Stockholm yet as I’ve been so busy hanging out with new friends at the university, Polish exchange student Michal Jedrzejczak said as he attended the welcome fair at Orientation Day for international students on 21 January.
  • "Coal, not oil, is the central threat to the climate" 2020-01-24 The SNS Economic Policy Council 2020 (of which professors John Hassler and Per Krusell are a part) has released a report that presents how policy should be designed to curb, and in the long term, stop global climate change.
  • How to produce knowledge together 2020-01-21 Study identifies four criteria necessary for successful knowledge co-production for sustainability research.
  • Alumni meet-ups around the world 2020-01-21 This fall Stockholm University has arranged five alumni events internationally. In September we met alumni in Delhi and New York City and in October we met alumni in Shanghai and alumni in Tokyo twice. These events have left a singular impression on participating staff, that has been echoed by alumni in attendance: never undervalue the in-person meeting!

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