Ulf Landegren received his MD and PhD in Uppsala, Sweden, before spending five years at California Institute of Technology. He is professor of molecular medicine in Uppsala, where his research focuses on developing and applying advanced molecular tools for analyzing macromolecules and their functions. Techniques he and his colleagues have developed include padlock probes for investigating DNA and RNA sequences, and proximity ligation assays for highly sensitive detection of proteins or protein complexes in situ or in solution.
Professor Landegren is a member of EMBO, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the European Academies’ Scientific Advisory Committee (EASAC), and the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala. He is member of four academic or industrial boards, and of several industrial advisory boards, and he is visiting senior scientist at RIKEN Institute, Yokohama, Japan, Fellow of School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan.
He has authored 230 peer-reviewed publications, and is inventor of 45 patents or applications. Technologies he and his students have developed have been licensed to several international biotech and diagnostic companies or formed the basis of twelve spin-out companies with a total 350 employees.