Welcome to the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Research at the Department of Medical Biochemistry represents a comprehensive approach to study biological systems at the molecular level. Scientists here study the structure and function of genes and proteins.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

A minute’s silence for student victims in Kenya

Umeå University supports the European University Association initiative to observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April at 12:00 in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College in Kenya at the beginning of April. 147 people were killed and 79 were wounded in the ...

Health programme improves pregnancy and delivery care in Ethiopia

The established and comprehensive health programme Health Extension Programme, HEP, aims to improve the access to health care for women and children in Ethiopia. According to Tesfay Gebrehiwot, some of the results of the programme are clearly improved coordination of prenatal care, delivery care and...

Whole Earth? – Future of the Arctic

At the third seminar linked to climate change and global health as part of the Whole Earth? project, the Association of International Affairs at Umeå University invites the public to lectures and discussions under the theme “Future of the Arctic." Monday 27 April at 15:00–17:00 in Lecture Hall G (...

34 Brazilian students to Umeå University in 2015/16

During the 2015-2016 academic year, 34 students from Brazil will be attending Umeå University as part of the Science without Borders programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras). The number of students who have chosen Umeå University has increased significantly compared to previous years. Umeå University is n...

Top speakers to TEDx Umeå on 23 April

Next week TEDxUmeå is organised at Sliperiet, Umeå Arts Campus. Talks will be given by Rochelle King from Spotify and Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen from Tesla Motors, as well as by several researchers and teachers from Umeå University. The event will be broadcast live at three locations on Campus Umeå.

Dean for Umeå School of Business and Economics

The board of USBE is now looking for a dean who is committed to realize the school’s vision and for leading and developing the school. Our aim is to manifest and consolidate our international position by strengthening research and our strong research areas and research centers, education quality and...

Aging of societies, bodies and minds. Meeting June 2-3 2015 in Umeå


Umeå University 2015/16 scholarship recipients announced

A total of 42 new international master's progamme candidates have been offered full scholarships for the 2015/16 academic year from the Swedish Council of Higher Education (UHR), Erling-Persson Scholarship Fund, Balticgruppen's Donation Trust Fund and the Swedish Institute.

New publications with a focus on gender from Umeå Group for Premodern Studies

“Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Gender: Historical and Cultural Perspectives” and “Deviant Women: Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Narratives of Femininity” are two new publications from the research environment Umeå Group for Premodern Studies (UGPS).

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015.

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