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

“Invisible” protein structure explains the power of enzymes

2015-07-03
A research group at Umeå University has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new chemical reactions for instance in biotechnological applications. The result of t...

Travel awards to The Berlin School of Mind and Brain

2015-07-02

Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

2015-06-30
New research has found that the number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era. This is according to doctoral student, Eliza Maher Hasselquist, and other researchers from Umeå University and the...

Sliperiet at Umeå University is starting a project: 3D printing houses

2015-06-26
In a collaborative project worth SEK 35 million, researchers and external partners are together developing a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose based material. It is not a matter of small prints – the objective is to make houses.

Formas grant for planning and optimizing route planning for forestry machines

2015-06-25
Eddie Wadbro from UMIT Research Lab / Department of Computing Science is teaming up with Ola Lindroos at SLU and researchers from LTU and Oregon State University to minimize the damage made by forestry vehicles in the terrain using 3D-laser scanning and optimal route planning.

Umeå University EC Jubilee Award 2015

2015-06-24
Umeå University honours Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier for her pioneering research with the powerful discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, which has already been of great importance by providing new opportunities for Life Science research and its applications in Biology and Medicine. Umeå University will pres...

Drugs for impotence do not increase risk of melanoma

2015-06-23
Using drugs for impotence does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma, researchers from Umeå University conclude in a publication in JAMA, a top US medical journal. These results contradict previous research indicating such an association.

Climate change could wipe out progress in health – or be a great global health opportunity

2015-06-23
The threat climate change poses to human health is possibly so great that it could wipe out health progress over the past 50 years. But getting to grips with climate change could also present major opportunities for global health. Details can be found in a major international research report publish...

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Gruber Foundation award

2015-06-18
The Gruber Foundation has awarded three international prizes honouring individuals for their groundbreaking work in the sciences. One of the 2015 Gruber Prize recipients in Genetics is Emmanuelle Charpentier affiliated with Umeå University.

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 6, No 2, 2015)

2015-06-16
The second issue of Education Inquiry in 2015 is available to read and download. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and theoretical studies from a wide variety of academic ...


Page Editor: Clas Wikström
2014-11-22

Print page

Contact Information

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

Visiting Address
KBC-Building, 6th floor

Tel:  +46 90 786 5000

Fax:  +46 90 786 9795

Contact Form