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.

We are affiliated with the Wallenberg Centre of Molecular Medicine

Among our research areas are

Cancer

Group of Erik Johansson
Group of Andrei Chabes
Group of Thomas Borén
Group of Anna Arnqvist
Group of Stefan Björklund
Group of Nasim Sabouri
Group of Sjoerd Wanrooij

Neuroscience
 

Group of Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
Group of Anders Olofsson

Infection Biology
 

Group of Anna Arnqvist
Group of Thomas Borén
Group of Anders Hofer
Group of Ronnie Berntsson
Group of Lars-Anders Carlson

 

All research areas of the Department can be found here.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

MIMS hosted successful seventh National Infection Biology Network meeting

2017-10-23
On 17-18 October, the National Infection Biology (NIB) Network held its seventh meeting, NIB 2017, at the Djurönäset Conference Hotel outside of Stockholm. The meeting was preceded by workshops on science communication and career planning, held 16-17 October for members of The National Doctoral Prog...

Improvements of forwarder crane – better performance and comfort

2017-10-23
Semi-automation functions applied for forwarder cranes will improve operator performance, while vibration reduction can increase operator comfort. Szabolcs Fodor defends the results in his thesis at Umeå University on the 27 October.

EcoChange participates in worldwide contaminant monitoring

2017-10-23
Persistent organic pollutants, POPs, can be harmful to living organisms even in low concentrations. They are stable and persistent, and can be found far away from their sources. Until recently the systematic monitoring of these substances has been done mainly in air. Focus is now gradually moving to...

New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered

2017-10-20
Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. In the article, they show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery ...

The Annual Celebration at Umeå University

2017-10-19
The Annual Celebration at Umeå University takes place in late October every year. This year two Professors (Jim Andersén and Giovanni Forchini) from USBE will be installed and Social Sciences Honorary Doctor Professor Stewart Clegg from UTS, Sydney, Australia, will be conferred. USBE researcher Tomm...

Umeå Institute of Design ranked no 1 in the world – again

2017-10-19
For the second year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design is listed number one on the two top ranking institutes for product design educations in the world – Red Dot and iF. Landing a world-leading position yet again opens up for new collaborations with global organisations and corporations, at the sa...

Double celebration with HM King Carl XVI on campus

2017-10-18
This year, Umeå University gets the honour of welcoming the Swedish King to the University’s Annual Celebrations. At the same time, the King receives his 70th birthday present in the form of an arctic seminar. The Annual Celebration starts on Friday 20 October consisting of an exhibit, lectures open...

2017 Erik Kempe Award

2017-10-17
Umeå University is host institution for the Erik Kempe Award, which is a biennial award for best published article in the area of environmental and resource economics.

Swedish e-Science Academy 2017

2017-10-13
The Swedish e-Science Academy 2017 was held at Umeå University on October 11 - 12, 2017.

Johan Tordsson on AI & data centers at OpenStack Nordic

2017-10-13
Johan Tordsson will be speaking at OpenStack Nordic about how to achieve self-driving data centers with OpenStack.


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Umeå University
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
SE-901 87 Umeå, SWEDEN 

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