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

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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
 

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Group of Anders Olofsson

Infection Biology
 

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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

Art as Alchemy at Bildmuseet

2016-05-27
Two new exhibitions open at Bildmuseet on Sunday 12 June, one of them presents a selection of artist Saara Ekström’s latest works, based on her fascination with alchemical processes. Press preview on Thursday 9 June, at 10:00. Welcome!

Designing acoustic devices using thin materials

2016-05-27
Acoustic devices like mufflers and loudspeakers are all around us. In the design of such devices, computer simulations and numerical optimisation algorithms are becoming increasingly useful in order to shorten the product development time and decrease the number of physical prototypes. Esubalewe Lak...

Video installation on beeing in a time of war

2016-05-27
Two new exhibitions open at Bildmuseet on Sunday 12 June, one of them is a video installation on being in a time of war by French Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury. Press preview on Thursday 9 June, at 10:00. Welcome!

Two New Exhibitions Open at Bildmuseet

2016-05-27
New exhibitions open at Bildmuseet on Sunday 12 June, presenting two international artists in solo exhibitions: Fouad Elkoury and Saara Ekström. Press preview on Thursday 9 June at 10:00. Welcome!

Targeting metals to fight pathogenic bacteria

2016-05-26
Researchers at Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)/Umeå University in Sweden participated in the discovery of a unique system of acquisition of essential metals in the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. This research was led by scientists at the CEA in France, in colla...

UPSC-Professor appointed Forest Biotechnologist of the Year

2016-05-26
Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University has been appointed 2015 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biosciences (IFB). IFB is an international organisation working towards healthier and more productive forests.

Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances

2016-05-25
How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to Daniel Bruno, previous visiting researcher at Umeå University. The approach is to study how many species there are in an ecosystem and what proportion of these can replace species that are hard hit by en...

Symposium about connections between social movements, memory, media and time

2016-05-24
DIGSUM is collaborating with the University of Westminster in London in organising a symposium entitled Times are a Changin’– Temporality, Memory and Social Movements in the Digital Age. The event will take place in London on 2nd and 3rd June 2016. The initiators of the event are Sam Merrill, DIGSUM...

Olumuyiwa Ibidunmoye has defended his licentiate thesis

2016-05-24
Olumuyiwa Ibidunmoye has defended his licentiate thesis entitled ”Performance Problem Diagnosis in Cloud Infrastructures”.

Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumours

2016-05-19
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The results, published in the journal Oncotarget, show differences in expression of certain molecules known as metabolites when comparing healthy individua...


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Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
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