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Dans och sång ledd av Lillemor Erlander
Jill trewhella föreläser
Jill Trewhella bakifrån, med publik
Publiken applåderar
Publik med Inger Erlander Klein
Publik med Sven Erlander
Helen Dannetun installerar Jill Trewhella
Vetenskapsrådets huvudsekreterare Lars Kloo överlämnar ett diplom till Jill Trewhella
Gruppbild med familjen Erlande, Jill Trewhella och Don Parkin
Jll Trewhella och Don Parkin sjunger
Jill Trewhella porträtt i svartvitt

Erlander dances in new professorship

The Australian structural biologist Jill Trewhella gave a lecture and was formally inducted in Planck lecture theatre, Campus Linköping, on 4 June. The conclusion became even more informal in the park outside.

Jill Trewhella talked about key proteins that regulate the function of the cardiac muscles and how it is possible to study their shape and interaction with the aid of neutron scattering. After the talk Professor Maria Sunnerhagen led a discussion in the auditorium on specific issues regarding the structure of proteins and also what challenges face young researchers today, and how necessary it is to use a multidisciplinary approach to solve the research questions of the future.

LiU Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun welcomed Jill Trewhella as visiting professor at Linköping University and looks forward to a close collaboration going forward. 

The secretary general of the Swedish Research Council Lars Kloo presented her with a diploma from the Swedish Research Council to consolidate Jill Trewhella as recipient of the Tage Erlander Visiting Professorship 2015, a distinction only accorded to a small number of leading researchers.

The prize consists of one year of free choice research at a Swedish university and was instigated by the Swedish parliament in 1981 to honour the former Prime Minister Tage Erlander on his 80th birthday. Jill Trewhella is the first Tage Erlander Visiting Professor at LiU for 20 years.

Tage Erlander’s son Sven Erlander was vice-chancellor at LiU between 1983-95 and he and his wife Lillemor, along with their children and grandchildren, honoured the new visiting professor with their attendance.

Afterwards groups had their photo taken on the lawn followed by a spontaneous ring dance initiated by Lillemor Erlander. Jill Trewhella and partner Don Parkin were equal to it, responding with a traditional Australian song.


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