Utomhusporträtt av Sara Liin

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About Sara's research

I am fascinated by the electric activity of the body. How do proteins that ensure coordinated contraction of the heart and conduction of nervous impulses – so called ion channels – work? My research group uses experimental techniques to measure electric currents that are conducted through ion channels. We are interested in how ion channels are regulated by drugs and endogenous compounds, and how inherited variations in ion channels affect their ability to conduct current. Our fundamental research will hopefully open new avenues for treatment of conditions such as cardiac arrhythmia and epilepsy.

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In brief

Interests: Exploring nature, both on foot and on bicycle or cross-country skis. Also enjoy gardening.
Other: Likes to renovate old shabby furniture (fish glue is a favorite tool).

I am part of the Young academy of Sweden to get the opportunity to, together with like-minded people, improve the conditions for Sweden's young researchers. Questions that are particularly close to my heart are how we reach out with science to children and young people of different ages, how we can convey a nuanced picture of researchers, and how young researchers' forward-thinking and innovative thinking is stimulated.

When the heart loses its rhythm, a televised lecture about the rhythm of the heart within the framework of Linköping University's series Cutting-Edge Research.

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