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Future Research Leaders

- LiU postdoc research fellows

The quality and engagement of its faculty and students are factors important in shaping a university’s environment and future success.

Other elements may play a role, but without the standards of proficiency and a will to excel, a university can never reach international excellence. This is why recruitment of new academic staff is one of Linköping University’s most important strategic activities.



Photograph of Teun Zuiderent-JerakHow are aggregated medical knowledge and individual patients connected in healthcare practices? I study how devices for personalization, like clinical practice guidelines and patients’ self-tracking technologies, produce different notions of a ‘good patient’, of ‘good evidence’, and of the epistemic journey that connects these two. Understanding how knowledge standards organise, contrast, and interrelate the aggregate and the particular, is key for developing the sociology of standardization and difference.


Fotografi av Anna EklöfWhat happens in our ecosystems when exposed to disturbances such as species extinctions, loss of habitat and climate change? In order to answer this question basic knowledge of how ecosystems are constructed and why is needed. I my research I use mathematical models to analyze structure, dynamics and functioning of natural ecosystems.


Fotografi av Catrin LundströmWhy are notions of Swedishness so intimately linked to whiteness? Can whiteness function as a normative structure for national belonging in a Swedish multiracial society? In my research I put focus on the shifting constructions of Swedishness and whiteness in time and space through social and cultural processes.  


Fotografi av Urban FribergHow is it possible for males and females of many species to both look and behave very differently, when they share virtually all of their genes? My research focuses on understanding the evolution of sex differences and the genetics that makes them possible. I am particularly interested in sex differences in lifespan and ageing, and primarily address these questions using fruit flies.


Daniel AiliMy research is focused on the design and development of new nanoscale components for fabrication of functional materials by self-assembly. In addition to study fundamental self-assembly processes, the applications of these materials in diagnostics, triggered drug release and regenerative medicine are explored.



Hanne LövlieWhy do animals have personality and what are the consequences of this variation? I study animal personality with an evolutionary and ecological approach to better understand variation in animal behaviours.



Fotografi av Jesper OlssonHello there!” Those were the first words that the Swedish poet Gunnar Ekelöf uttered into the microphone when he recorded his voice for the first time on a wire recorder in 1950. But whom did Ekelöf address? Himself? An unknown listener in the future? A ghost in the machine?



Elin PalmIs there a right to exclude or a duty to admit immigrants? A widespread use of surveillance-based migration control, has made this a highly relevant question for discussion. Increasingly, sophisticated surveillance technologies are used to: control borders, differentiate between authorized and non-authorized migrants and continuously monitor migration flow.



Sofia RamströmWhen a blood vessel is damaged, the leakage has to be stopped in time, but it is equally important that the repair does not continue until the vessel is completely blocked. The blood platelets play a crucial role in both these events.



Kostas SarakinosProperties of materials are solely determined by chemical composition and atomic order. Our research strategy encompasses combined use of innovative synthesis methods together with advanced experimental and theoretical tools to elucidate the complex relations between chemistry, atomic order, and properties in physical vapor deposited thin films and coatings.



Fotgrafi av Bo DurbeejComputational chemistry. We use computational methods to solve chemical problems, with particular focus on photochemical problems in biology and technology. Current efforts are primarily aimed at understanding the mechanisms of photosensory proteins and designing efficient molecular machines.



Katarina Kagedal

My research group investigates how the lysosomal system (the garbage and recycling unit in the cell) is implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. We want to discover why lysosomal function is decreased and how the lysosomal system could be reactivated to be able to degrade toxic protein species in Alzheimer’s disease.



I arrived at Linköping University, Tema Genus, in September 2010 as a LiU forskarassistent to direct my proposed project entitled: The Zoontology Research Team. In addition, I pursue independent research in areas such as: contemporary continental philosophy; feminist, gender, and queer theory; critical life studies, animal studies; posthuman(ities) studies; and science and technology studies.



I am an assistant professor (FoAss) working principally with Quantitative Trait Loci  (QTL) mapping, with an aim to use this technique to look at a variety of different systems. I have worked with both zebrafish and chickens, and in both these study systems have used domesticated (or in the case of zebrafish, laboratory) strains crossed with wild-derived animals in order to identify the genetic components that separate these populations. 



Camilla JosephsonMy aim is to study cognitive and emotional biases to better understand economic decisions under uncertainty, and more specifically how such biases affect prices, returns and the allocation of resources.



Närbild på Mattias MagnussonRheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease. Autoimmunity is characterised by an immune attack on self tissues, and in rheumatoid arthritis the joints are primarily attacked. The aim of Mattias Magnussons project is to instruct the immune system not to attack the joint.


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