Ulf Landegren is Professor of Molecular Medicine at Uppsala University. He is trained as a medical doctor and he conducts research focused on developing and applying advanced molecular tools for research and medical diagnostics. His lab has established a series of ligation base-techniques for analysis of DNA, RNA and protein.
He is a member of EMBO, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and HUGO. He sits on scientific advisory boards for biotech companies, and he co-chairs a workpackage on techniques and reagents for molecular analysis in the emerging EU infrastructure on biobanks - BBMRI. His lab has spun out five companies and several of his inventions have been licensed to leading biotech companies.