Ylva Ivarsson obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from Uppsala University in 2006, which was followed up by three international postdocs (Italy, Belgium and Canada) on the diverse topics such as protein folding and misfolding, protein-phospholipid interactions and motif-based protein-protein interactions.  Dr. Ivarsson was awarded a Young Investigator grant from the Swedish Research Council and returned to Sweden to start her independent lab in the Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University in July 2013.  The Ivarsson lab combines biochemical and biophysical methods with bioinformatics and cell-based approach to explore interactions between modular domains and short linear motifs found in the intrinsically disordered regions of target proteomes. The research is focused on affinity, specificity, regulation and deregulation of these motif-based interactions.