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

All research areas of the Department can be found here.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

30 years of internationalisation

2016-02-04
The unit of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine recently kicked-off its 30th anniversary celebrations with lectures at Umeå University's event Kunskapsnoden at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

High risk of falling an early sign of Parkinson’s

2016-02-03
Parkinson’s patients have a higher risk of injurious fall and hip fractures already 26 years before a diagnosis according to a new cohort study at Umeå University. The patient group’s higher proportion of fall-related injuries can partly be explained by reduced balance, which could be a significant ...

Fashion designers make smart collection in new digital textile lab

2016-02-02
In Sliperiet’s state-of-the-art innovation environment in Umeå, designer Minna Palmqvist and artist Ricardo O’Nascimento will explore in what direction textile creation can be taken by the use of new digital technology.

Increased risk of bacterial infection if food is exposed to light

2016-02-02
Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. According to a dissertation from Umeå University, the bacterium, which sometimes causes the lethal ill...

Highest ranking for UPSC Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology

2016-01-29
An international evaluation committee ranks Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology at the Umeå Plant Science Centre with top marks. The Berzelii centre, which has been built up by funding from Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council, is assessed as an exceptionally strong research environment wit...

Swetlana Heger-Davis new rector of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

2016-01-28
It was the love for the place, the buildings and the international atmosphere that tempted. Since 1 January 2016, Professor Swetlana Heger-Davis is the new rector of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

Breakthrough enables ultra fast transport of electrical charges in polymers

2016-01-28
A research team at Umeå University has showed, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and crystallite orientation. These pioneering results, which enhance charge transport in polymers by more than 1,000 times, ha...

International workshop on DOING RESEARCH IN EXTREME CONTEXTS

2016-01-27

Unanimous board recommends Hans Adolfsson as new Vice-Chancellor

2016-01-27
The University Board of Directors at Umeå University has decided to recommend Hans Adolfsson as new Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University when current Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson is ending her term on 30 June 2016. The Board reached its decision on the nomination to the Government at an extra board...

Essential research at Kunskapsnoden 2016

2016-01-27
How is an including society created? What can be done about increasing obesity? Will there be sufficient food in the future? How can peace be reached worldwide? These are topics covered at Kunskapsnoden 2016, organised by Umeå University at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, where researchers Lotta Vikström,...


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

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Tel:  +46 90 786 5000

Fax:  +46 90 786 9795

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