Nico Dantuma was appointed Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet in 2011. His research is about understanding the role of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in the development of neurodegenerative diseases and in cancer, as well as the therapeutic potential of modifiers of this system.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
2009 Eric K. Fernström Award. Annual price for young promising scientist awarded by the Fernström foundation. [‘... for his pioniering studies on the mechanisms for protein degradation. Of special importance is his discovery of domains that protect from degradation, so-called stabilization signals…..’]
2007 The Svedberg Award. Annual price for young researcher by the Swedish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Committee for Molecular Biosciences, managed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. ‘… for his significant contribution into understanding of the mechanisms behind protein degradation and their importance for nerve degeneration.’