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Marie Skepö, Professor

Grant for Neutron Research awarded by NordForsk

Marie Skepö (PI), has in collaboration with Lise Arleth and Kresten Lindorff-Larsen at University of Copenhagen, and Jens Preben Morth at University of Oslo, been awarded 6.8 MNOK for studying the structure of membrane proteins under solution conditions. The aim is to understand how the lipid environment influences the activity of membrane proteins, using the active transporter MgtA as benchmark system, and to investigate the dynamic fluctuations between lipid and protein in solution, utilising neutron and X-ray scattering in combination with computer simulations.

Research projects

  • To reveal static and dynamic properties of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanism of action and the static as well as dynamic structure-function relationship.
  • Establish a quantitative link between polymer theory, computer simulations, and experiments, predominantly scattering, for IDPs.
  • Pushing the boundaries regarding analyzing scattering data with computer simulations.
  • Structural and thermodynamical properties of colloids with focus on anisotropic particles (clay).

Academic background

  • Member of Pedagogiska Akademin (excellent teaching practitioner) at Faculty of Science, Lund University, 2014
  • Associate Professor in Theoretical Chemistry, Lund University, 2014
  • Docent in Theoretical Chemistry, Lund University, 2014
  • Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry, Lund University, 2010-2014. Financed by Vinnova and Faculty of Science
  • Researcher at Health and Society, Biofilm project, Malmö University, 2003-2008
  • PhD in Physical Chemistry, Lund University, 2002
  • University Diploma in Education for Upper Secondary School, Subjects Mathematics and Chemistry, Växjö University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, in Chemistry, Växjö University, 1997
  • University Certificate in Chemical Engineering, Växjö University, 1994


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+46-46-222 33 66
marie [dot] skepo [at] teokem [dot] lu [dot] se

Department of Chemistry

Assistant Head of the Department of Chemistry

Theoretical Chemistry

Head of the Division


Vice-Director of LINXS 
Lund Institute of advanced Neutron and X-ray Science LINXS


NordForsk Collaboration

Link to project page.

Research group (now and then)