Ruth Palmer Lab 
  • Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University
  • Medicinaregatan 9B, Gothenburg, SE-41390, Sweden




Summerburst at Hallberg/Palmer - Celebration of published papers and reviews


"It's just another day for you and me in the lab"


Great news for the beggining of the year! Here is the result of our collaboration with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard lab in our search for ALK ligands among different organisms.

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It's Chrismas time and that means "Julbord"! But we also took the chance to visit the Christmast market at Liseberg and even write our list of wishes (Önskelista) to hand it personally to Santa 😉. Wish you all a Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁


2017/11/10 - Event

10thNetwork for Neuroblastoma and CNS tumor research in children (NBCNS) Research Meeting, Uppsala (Nov6th–7th, 2017)

Two days of amazing talks from scientists and clinicians regarding neuroblastoma diagnose, tumor characterization and treatments.


Cover story in Science Signaling Journal! - The scaffolding protein Cnk binds to the receptor tyrosine kinase Alk to promote visceral founder cell specification in Drosophila.

A good ending for this long but exciting story. Congratulations Georg, Kathrin, Jesper and Fredrik!

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It is always nice to combine research with a sunny time outdoors. This is an example of how we spend our time between incubation times during summer :)


2016/04/02 - Event

We all gathered together for a good cause: to "erradicate" childhood cancer. Spin of Hope is the largest spinning event arranged for the benefit of the Barncancerfonden.



Paper celebration: Brigatinib, an anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitor, abrogates activity and growth in ALK-positive neuroblastoma cells, Drosophila and mice. Congratulations Joachim, Kathrin and Haiying!

Joachim's Oncotarget 2016 paper celebration.

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Paper celebration: Godzilla-dependent transcytosis promotes Wingless signalling in Drosophila wing imaginal discs.  Congratulations Yasuo! 

Yasuo's Nature Cell Biology 2016 paper celebration.

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 2016/03/31 - Award

Ruth Palmer was awarded the Göran Gustafsson prize in Molecular Biology "for her important discoveries about the function and regulation of an important tyrosine kinase that controls cellular signaling and development". The Göran Gustafsson award is given out every year within five subject fields. 

Read more here (Swedish, video in Enligsh) 

Read more about this here (Swedish). 



Preparing ourselves for the fasting period. God fettisdag med "labbakta" semlor!


2015/09/15 - Event

24th European Drosophila Research Conference, Heidelberg (Sep 9th-12th, 2015)

Some pictures from our stay in Germany. Great conference and great country! Next EDRC in autumn 2017 in London!



Official oppening of our lab homepage. Up and running!

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