Peter Jönsson is Senior Lecturer and Docent at the Division of Physical Chemistry, Lund University, since 2015, with a research focus in biomolecular interactions at interfaces. His research spans several different areas such as chemistry, physics and biology, but can more specifically be divided into the following main topics:
Before moving to Lund, Peter did a three year postdoctoral stay in Cambridge, UK, where he worked with Prof. David Klenerman on developing new tools to study biological processes on the surface of cells. During this time he also had the opportunity to collaborate with Prof. Yuri Korchev’s group on using nm- to µm-sized pipettes to manipulate and stimulate molecules on cells. Peter was introduced during his final two years in Cambridge to the field of adaptive immunity by Prof. Simon Davis in Oxford, UK. Together with researchers in Prof. Klenerman’s group and in Prof. Davis’ group he has investigated how molecules on the surface of cells in the adaptive immune system behave and organize at the start of an immune response. Peter graduated as PhD in Physics from Chalmers, Sweden, in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Fredrik Höök, where he got to work with artificial model systems of a cell membrane, so called supported lipid bilayers, and with fluorescence microscopy, two techniques that have become central for his work since then.
Junghans V, et al., "Hydrodynamic trapping measures the interaction between membrane-associated molecules" Sci. Rep., 8, 12479 (2018).
Jönsson P, et al., "Remarkably low affinity of CD4/peptide-major histocompatibility complex class II protein interactions" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 113, 5682-5687 (2016).
Jönsson P, Jönsson B, "Hydrodynamic forces on macromolecules protruding from lipid bilayers due to external liquid flows" Langmuir, 31, 12708-12718 (2015).
Jönsson P, McColl J, Clarke RW, Ostanin VP, Jönsson B, Klenerman D, "Hydrodynamic Trapping of Molecules in Lipid Bilayers" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109, 10328-10333 (2012).
Jönsson P, Jonsson MP, Tegenfeldt JO, Höök F, "A Method Improving the Accuracy of Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching Analysis", Biophys. J., 95, 5334-5348 (2008). A MATLAB program implementing the method for FRAP analysis can be downloaded from Matlab Central.
For a list of all publications see Peter's ORCID.
2018: Senior Lecturer, Div. of Physical Chemistry, Lund University
2016: Docent in Physical Chemistry, Lund University
2015: Associate Senior University Lecturer, Div. of Physical Chemistry, Lund University
2014 – 2015: Researcher, Div. of Physical Chemistry, Lund University
2013 – 2014: Research associate, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
2011 – 2013: Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. David Klenerman, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
2010: PhD in Physics, Chalmers (supervisor Prof. Fredrik Höök)
2006: MSc in Engineering Physics, Lund University