Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede is since 2015 professor at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. She leads a research group that focuses on metalloprotein mechanisms (e.g., in cancer) and protein misfolding (e.g. in Parkinson's disease). Pernilla has spent 10 years as a professor in the United States (at Tulane and Rice universities) followed by 7 years at Umeå University (Sweden) before she joined Chalmers' faculty. She has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers (2020) and many popular texts. Since January 2019, Pernilla is the Head of Genie, Gender Initiative for Excellence, which is a huge 10-year initiative financed by the Chalmers Foundation in order to improve gender equality among the faculty of the university.
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