Jens Carlsson

Senior lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Mobile phone:
+46 72 2277976
Visiting address:
Husargatan 3
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 596
751 24 UPPSALA

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Associate professor in computer-aided drug design. The goal of my research is to understand protein-ligand interactions at the atomic level using computer simulations, with particular focus on G protein-coupled receptors. Visit for more information.

The goal of my research is to improve understanding of receptor-ligand interactions at the atomic level using computer models. Using structure-based methods such as molecular dynamics simulations and molecular docking, my group focuses on prediction of how small molecules interact with G protein-coupled receptors and modulate their function. My projects are driven by computational chemistry and carried out in collaboration with experimental groups.

I completed a PhD in computational chemistry at Uppsala University in 2008 under the supervision of prof. Johan Åqvist. My postdoctoral research was carried out in prof. Brian Shoichet’s group at the University of California in San Francisco and focused on structure-based ligand discovery. In 2012, I established an independent research group at Stockholm University. In July 2015, my group moved to the department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Science for Life Laboratory at Uppsala University. My research is currently funded by the Swedish research council, the Swedish foundation for strategic research, and the Science for Life Laboratory.

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Jens Carlsson