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Professor is finalist for European Inventor of the Year
Pyrosequencing pioneer Pål Nyrén, a professor of Biotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, has been nominated for the 2013 European Inventor of the Year Award by the European Patent Office announced.
Baltic flora of bacterial plankton mapped out
Using advanced DNA sequencing technology, researchers at KTH in an international research collaboration have created a three dimensional map of the distribution of thousands of bacterial plankton species in the Baltic Sea. Since bacteria play key roles in various nutrient cycles in the marine environment, this is important work in order to understand how the Baltic Sea’s ecosystem functions.