Tomas Simonsson serves as an Associate Professor and as a Group Leader at University of Gothenburg. He was educated at Chalmers University of Technology, where he studied chemical engineering. He earned his Ph.D. degree on chromatin structure. He demonstrated that the formation of a G-quadruplex DNA structure controls expression of the c-myc gene. He did his postdoctoral work with Daniela Rhodes at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, on telomere structure and function. He returned to Sweden in 2005, and his current research focuses on how stem cells maintain unlimited lifespan.
Biography Updated on 21 September 2011