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Group Leader

Nick Pearce

Nick obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Oxford in 2012, and then his PhD in Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences in 2016. He moved to Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2017 to work with Piet Gros, where he obtained an EMBO long-term fellowship and worked on analysing disorder in macromolecular structures. He then obtained a Veni Fellowship and moved to the Free University of Amsterdam to work with Tom Grossmann on modelling heterogeneity in macromolecular data. He is now a SciLifeLab DDLS Fellow at Linköping University in Sweden, and he is interested in all things disordered.


  • Physics, Crystallography


  • Streaming Platforms

  • Coffee Breaks

  • Craft Breweries

  • Gamification


  • Gardening, Carpentry


  • English, Dutch


Lena Lassinantti

Lena obtained her undergraduate degree in Biomedicine from Umea University 2017. She then worked on her PhD in Biochemistry in the group of Ronnie Berntsson at the same university between 2017-2022. Since she was the first PhD student in the Berntsson lab, she was part of setting up several methods for the group. Lena was also teaching during her PhD and has been the chair of one of the PhD councils at Umea University. She burns for scientific outreach and has both made a video pitch and been part of the European Researchers’ Night. Lena is now a Postdoc in the Data-Driven Determination of Macromolecular Structures (D3MS) group, where she is excited to take a dive into the dynamic world of macromolecules.


  • Biochemistry

  • Organized


  • Easily distracted by a nice chit chat, and coffee!


  • Computer games

  • Board games

  • Hiking

  • Concerts


  • Swedish, English, and a few words Meänkieli