Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Ulf Skoglund received his PhD in 1969 at Stockholm University, Sweden. He was a Professor during the years 1996 – 2009 at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2010, he is a Professor in Structural Cellular Biology at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan. He has developed electrontomographic technologies allowing for images of proteins to be generated so that e.g. X-ray structures can be fitted into the 3D densities. This technique is termed COMET (Constrained Maximum Entropy Tomography). His unit has also developed a large-scale dynamics method that allows for quantitative calculations of molecular movements in solution. Current developments concern the mathematics and improvements of the basic 3D reconstruction principles, as well as work on reconfigurable and high-performance computing. His unit has also been actively pursuing several cell biology projects.
Structure of human IgM in complex with the malaria protein PfEMP1