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. Since 2020 she is a full professor of biochemistry. 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.
Brief curriculum vitae:
Jan 2020 – Professor of Biochemistry, Dep. of Chemistry – BMC, UU
Dec 2017 – Jan 2019 Senior lecturer (tenured), Dep. of Chemistry – BMC, UU
July 2013 – Nov 2017 Assistant/associate professor, Dep. of Chemistry – BMC, UU
Feb 2012 – April 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada.
Feb 2009- Dec 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Sep 2006- Jan 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
EDUCATION (Uppsala University)
2015 Docent in Biochemistry, UU
2006 PhD in Biochemistry, Dep. of Biochemistry, UU
2001 Master of Science with specialization in Chemistry, UU
TEACHING AT UPPSALA UNIVERSITY (SELECTED)
2015, 2017 Course responsible, PhD course Macromolecular interactions in biological Systems
2018 – Course responsible & lecturer, Biochemical Technology, 10 credits
2015 – Course responsible and lecturer, Master level course Molecular recognition in Biological Systems, 15 credits
2014-16 Lecturer, Bachelor level course Protein, structure and function, 10 credits
BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBER (SELECTED)
2019 – Equal opportunity committe member, Dep. Chemistry – BMC
2018-19 Editorial board member BBRC
2017 Hearing congregation, TekNat, UU, deputy member
2016 – Electorate congregation, TekNat, UU, deputy member
2015 – Departmental board, Department of Chemistry – BMC
2016 – WP leader & management board member Marie Curie ITN “PDZnet”
2016 – Protein Module Consortium (http://www.proteinmodules.org/board-members)
Sci Signal, Nat Com, Nat Prot, Biochemistry, BMC Evol Biol, Sci Rep, PLOS ONE, Bioinformatics, Membranes, Exp Rev Proteomics, ChemMedChem, PEDS, and other
AWARDED RESEARCH FUNDING
2017-22 Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research framework grant
2017-20 Swedish Research Council
2016-19 EU Marie Curie ITN
2014-18 Ollie & Elof Ericsson’s foundation
2015-16 Carl Trygger’s foundation
2013-15 Åke Wiberg foundation
2013-14 Magnus Bergvall foundation
2013-16 Swedish Research Council
2013 The Lars Hierta Memorial Foundation
2011 FWO project grant, Belgium
POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS (SELECTED)
2009-11 EMBO Long-Term Fellowship
2006-08 Wenner-Gren Foundations, Sweden
Ivarsson lab has more than 15 international collaborations, with Dr. Norman Davey as a core collaborator. We also collaborate with groups at UU (Deindl lab, ICM; Jemth lab, Lind lab, Chemistry – BMC; IMBIM; Söderberg lab, FarmBio).
2020 EMBO workshop on Intrinsically disordered proteins: From molecules to systems, Bengaluru, India (https://meetings.embo.org/event/19-disordered-proteins)
2019 The 2019 Tiselius symposium, Uppsala, Sweden (http://meetings.embo.org/event/18-modularity)
2018 EMBO workshop on Modularity of Signaling Proteins and Networks, Seefeld, Austria. (http://meetings.embo.org/event/18-modularity).
Total number of publications: 42, many in high impact journals including Nature Communications, Nature Medicin, Nature Cell Biol. Nature Struct Mol Biol, PNAS, JACS and Mol Sys Biol.
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