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.

The Swedish Research Council awards department 7,4 MSEK
[2012-11-01] The Swedish Research Council's division for natural and engineering sciences has awarded a grant for two researchers at the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics. Nasim Sabouri was awarded a grant for "Young Researchers" and Jürgen Schleucher was awarded a grant for "Break-through Research".  

Researcher about to crack the Brazil nut's allargenic substance
[2012-10-08] Important findings about the substance, which cause allergy for Brazil nut has been published by researchers at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University. NMR-images of the substance's structure might explain its effect.
http://www.umu.se/nyhet//.cid199331  (in Swedish)

DNA scientist awarded
[2012-05-31] Andrei Chabes, associate professor at the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, was awarded the 2012 Erik K. Fernström award for "young, especially promising and successful researchers".

New discovery promises unique drug for wound healing
[2012-05-25] A unique drug that could trigger and speed up wound healing of diabetic and other chronic wounds is being developed at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Umeå University. After several years of successful experimental research is the drug finally ready for clinical trials.
Publication in Blood

Funding for the NMR platform
[2012-04-03] The NMR platform within the KBC was, together with Gothenburg University, awarded a grant of 40 MSEK from Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, in order to expand the Swedish NMR network in Gothenburg and Umeå. Professor Jürgen Schleucher, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, were one of the applicants. 

Tough plants to grow out of gene project in Umeå
[2012-03-26] In a project trying to understand how genes are expressed scientists at Umeå University have successfully produced plants, which can survive harsh climates and are resistant to infections.
www.medfak.umu.se/nyhet//.cid185668

News from the Faculty of Medicine

Intense heat causes health problems among sugar cane workers

2014-10-23
Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertation from Umeå University.

University Network of European Capitals of Culture meet in Umeå

2014-10-22
UNEeCC (University Network of European Capitals of Culture) has its annual conference in Umeå October 23 to 24. Members of UNEeCC's are universities in cities that have been or are applying to become capitals of culture.

Campanas / Woods

2014-10-16
The Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana is world famous for their colorful, individual and experimental furniture influenced by traditional crafts. Taking inspiration from nature, they created a site-specific installation exclusively for Bildmuseet.

The 3rd eSSENCE Academy Workshop

2014-10-16
The 3rd eSSENCE Academy Workshop has been held, this time at Umeå University. eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University.

“Imaging cognition II” among the top 10 most cited fMRI articles listed in Web of Science.

2014-10-14

Umeå University Annual Celebration: 16-18 October 2014

2014-10-14
The ceremony contains the conferment of honorary doctorates, the installation of new professors, and the presentation of awards for scientific achievement.

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized in ordinary kitchen microwave oven

2014-10-13
Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. Their results are published in the scientific ...

Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia

2014-10-13
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Professor Sujata Patel visits the Department of Sociology at Umeå University

2014-10-09
Sujata Patel, Professor of Sociology at the University of Hyderabad, India, will spend a week as guest professor at the Department of Sociology in Umeå, November 17-22. Sujata Patel’s visit forms part of the Sociology Department’s internationalization initiative.


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2012-11-15

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

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