Björn Forsberg

PhD Student
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Stockholm University


Project: Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Profile: Google Scholar


Björn has a background in physics, and completed a masters in molecular biophysics with Bert de Groot, using molecular dynamics to study ion channels.  He has since started a PhD with Erik Lindahl, where he works both in the lab and with software development, focusing on cryo-electron microscopy, working closely with both Alexey Amunts.


  • “Ions interacting with planar aromatic molecules: electron transfer reactions”
    B. O. Forsberg, J. D. Alexander, T. Chen, A. T. Petterson, H. Cederquist, H. Zettegren. Journal Article J. Chem. Phys. (2013) DOI: 10.1063/1.4790164
  • “Crystal Structure and Functional Mechanism of a Human Antimicrobial Membrane Channel” C. Song, C.Weichbrodt, E. Salnikov, M. Dynowski, B. O. Forsberg, B. Bechinger, C. Steinem, B. L. de Groot, U. Zachariae, K. Zeth. Journal Article PNAS, (2013) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1214739110
  • “Accelerated cryo-EM structure determination with parallelisation using GPUs in RELION-2” D. Kimanius, B. O. Forsberg (shared first-author), S. HW Scheres, E. Lindahl.  Journal Article eLife, (2016) DOI: 10.7554/eLife.18722
  • “Cryo-EM reconstruction of the chlororibosome to 3.2 Å resolution within 24 h” B. O. Forsberg, S. Aibara, D. Kimanius, B. Paul, E. Lindahl, A. Amunts. Journal Article, IUCrJ. (2017) DOI: 10.1107/S205225251701226X