Erik Benson

Erik Benson

Assistant Professor
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, Biomedicum, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C1 Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, C1 Microbial Pathogenesis Henriques/Normark Benson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Recently started a research group, based at Scilifelab and affiliated to MTC at Karolinska Institutet.

    We want to draw inspiration from biology and combine DNA and RNA design with evolution to select the sequences that perform best from large initial pools of candidate structures. We are interested in performing selection both computationally by high throughput simulation, and experimentally through in vitro selection experiments. We want to use these methods to produce stronger binders for proteins and viruses, and to better understand how DNA and RNA interact with cells.

    Please visit our lab website for more information.


All other publications


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2029
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Royal Institute of Technology, 2022-2023
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, 2019-2021

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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