She received the prize for important contribution to research in the lipid field with new ideas on lipid assemblies, their function, and applications.
Jenny Andersson finished her PhD 2018 in physical chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at Lund University. The title of her thesis was “Self-Assembly in Lipid-Protein Systems: Lung Surfactant, Stratum Corneum and Model Membranes” (supervisors: Emma Sparr and Tommy Nylander). At present she is doing a postdoc at Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, Université de Toulouse in France.
The prize motivations: Jenny Andersson has contributed with pioneering work on the influence of cholesterol on the properties of lung surfactants, which have gained international recognition. She has also made important contribution on the properties of skin lipids.