Robert Selegård

Robert Selegård

Assistant Professor

Dr Robert Selegård graduated from Linköping University, Sweden in 2008 with a BSc and an MSc in Chemical Biology. He was awarded a PhD in Molecular Physics at Linköping University, Sweden 2014 in the research group of Professor Bo Liedberg. In 2014 he joined Associated Professor Daniel Aili’s group as a postdoctoral researcher and then in 2016 he joined Professor Torbjörn Bengtsson group at Örebro University at the institution of medical sciences as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2018 Dr Robert Selegård returned to Assoc. Prof. Daniel Aili’s group as an assistant professor.

Research interest

The common denominator in my research is peptides; from peptide libraries and antimicrobial peptides to self-assembly of peptide functionalized polymers and nanoparticles.

Expertise in

  • Hydrogels
  • OBOC peptide libraries
  • Antimicrobial peptides 
  • Biosensors


BSc & MSc in Chemical Biology

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

PhD in Molecular Physics

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles

R. Selegård, A. Musa, S. Abdulla, P. Nyström, K. Hultenby, D. Aili, T. Bengtsson, H. Khalaf, ”Plantaricins markedly enhance the effects of traditional antibiotics against Staphylococcus epidermidis”, Future Microbiol., 2019, In press.

Rouhbakhsh, D. Aili, E. Martinsson, A. Svärd, M. Bäck, M. R. Housaindokht, K. P. R. Nilsson, R. Selegård, ” Self-Assembly of a Structurally Defined Chiro-Optical Peptide–Oligothiophene Hybrid Material”, ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 15066–15075.

R. Selegård, C. Aronsson, C. Brommesson, S. Dånmark, D. Aili, "Folding driven self-assembly of a stimuli-responsive peptide-hyaluronan hybrid hydrogel", Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, 7013.

PhD thesis

R. Selegård, "Polypeptide functionalized gold nanoparticles for bioanalytical applications", Linköping Studies in Science and Technology Dissertation No. 1598, 2014.


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