Per Berglund


BerglundProf Per Berglund

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Per Berglund is Professor of Biochemistry at Division of Industrial Biotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Berglund originates from Sundsvall, Sweden, where he studied Chemistry and obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Mid Sweden University in 1995. He then moved to University of Toronto, Canada, for a postdoc with Prof. J. Bryan Jones. Per returned to Sweden in 1997 and started at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, where he became Docent in Organic Chemistry and then Associate Professor in Biochemistry 2002 and finally Full Professor in Biochemistry 2009. His research interests include stereoselective biocatalysis and enzyme engineering and his group now focuses on transaminases in cascade reactions. In 2010, Prof. Berglund was elected Vice Dean of KTH and has since then been responsible for the bachelor, master and PhD-level education at KTH.

Current position: Professor in Biochemistry at Division of Industrial Biotechnology, and Vice Dean of KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Short biography

2010- Vice Dean of KTH, see: KTH Management

2006-2010 Director of Undergrad. and Masters' studies at KTH Biotechnology

2009- Full Professor Biochemistry, KTH

2002-2009 Associate Professor at division of biochemistry, KTH

2000 Docent in Organic Chemistry, KTH

1997-2001 Assistant professor at KTH Biotechnology

1995-96 Postdoc at Univ. of Toronto, Canada, with prof. J. Bryan Jones

1995 Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall


Web of Science ResearcherID: D-5537-2009

Current research funding: KTH, the Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN "Biocascades " (2 PhD students), COST Action CM1303 "Systems Biocatalysis".

Teaching: Responsible for the annual master-level course Biocatalysis BB2460 and the PhD-level courses Enzymatic Synthesis 3A5110  and Current Topics in Biocatalysis I , II , III and IV .

Recent PhD and Lic theses

Organized Research Symposia

1st International Symposium on Transaminase Biocatalysis , KTH 2013 (in Swedish here )

Kalle Hult's 65th Birthday Symposium , KTH 2009

Trends in Organic Chemistry - Enzymatic Synthesis , KTH 2006

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