Martin Högbom

Martin Högbom


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Works at Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Telephone 08-16 21 10
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16
Room A 465
Postal address Institutionen för biokemi och biofysik 106 91 Stockholm


Structural Biochemistry

Our main area of interest and expertise is how protein structure relates to function, in particular in proteins that utilize redox active metal cofactors. 

A central theme of our research is to obtain structural information of high-valent protein-coordinated metal sites used for extremely challenging chemical reactions. This information is central for the design of novel bioimetic catalysts for green chemistry and energy conversion. We also study proteins involved in lipid metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis to characterize potential new drug targets in this pathogen. 

We use tools such as synchrotron and free-electron laser X-ray crystallography, protein design, enzymatic assays and a variety of spectroscopic techniques.



Group members

Oskar Aurelius, Postdoc

Hugo Lebrette, Postdoc

Michael Lerche, Postdoc

Dan Sjöstrand, Postdoc

Riccardo Diamanti, PhD Student

Kristine Grave, PhD Student

Juliane John, PhD Student

Camilla Lundgren, PhD Student

Vivek Srinivas, PhD Student



Representative Publications



The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Wallenberg Academy Fellows)
The European Research Council (ERC Consolidator grant)
The Swedish Research council
The Wenner-Gren Foundations
The Swedish Cancer Society


Last updated: June 19, 2018

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