We have the great fortune to be spending our second summer in Uppsala, Sweden this year. In collaboration with Drs. Mats Sandgren, Jerry Ståhlberg, and Henrik Hansson, we will be spending the summer (1) investigating the mechanisms of beta-glucosidase product inhibition, (2) determining the structural basis of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase C1/C4 specificity, and (3) understanding the structural basis of stability of Trichoderma reesei cellobiohydrolases. Of course, we will have some fun as well. We have already spent a lovely group day out at Dalarö, and we just returned from the Swedish Structural Biology Network meeting in Tällberg. I am sure this summer will be every bit as fun and productive as the last and am supremely grateful for the opportunity to conduct research in such a lovely country. And I would be remiss in not thanking the faculty of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for renewal of my August T. Larsson Award.
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