Ylva Ivarsson is a full professor of Biochemistry with a research team funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish foundation for strategic research, EU Marie Curie ITN and others. The research of the group is interdisciplinary and combines biochemical and biophysical methods with bioinformatics and cell-based assays to study motif-based protein-protein interactions.
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Ylva Ivarsson obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from Uppsala University in 2006. She moved to the University of Rome “La Sapienza” to study protein folding and misfolding in the group of Maurizio Brunori. After 2 ½ years in Italy she moved to the group of Pascale Zimmermann at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, to study protein-phospholipid interactions. In February 2012 she transferred to the Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto for a shared appointment between the groups of Sachdev Sidhu and Philip M Kim. During this stay, she developed a method called proteomic peptide phage display. Ylva was awarded a Young Investigator grant from the Swedish Research Council and started her independent lab in the Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University in July 2013. Since the start of the group she has recieved several prestigeous grants and was tenured in 2017. Her research interest is on the molecular interactions that underlie cellular signal transduction. In particular her group focus on mapping out interactions between modular domains and motifs found in the intrinsically disordered regions of the proteome.
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