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

Unforeseen dioxin formation in waste incineration

2014-09-18
Dioxins forms faster, at lower temperatures and under other conditions than previously thought. This may affect how we in the future construct sampling equipment, flue gas filtering systems for waste incineration and how to treat waste incineration fly ash. These are some of the conclusions Eva Weid...

Smokers with high salt intake are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

2014-09-11
Smokers who also have a high sodium intake may be at double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in the journal Rheumatology.

UID Ranked as Best Design School for 3rd consecutive year

2014-09-08
For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University has been ranked as the best design school in Europe, North and South America by the organization Red Dot.

Think and Aktum – in Swedish Publishing Prize final round

2014-09-04
Umeå University has two productions that have made it to the final round of the Swedish Publishing Prize 2014. The employee magazine Aktum and Think magazine have a chance to take home the prestigious award.

Accepted COBRA Article

2014-09-04
The first article concerning the COBRA project has been accepted in Brain Research.

Computer simulation for a more efficient construction process

2014-09-04
Model based testing and simulations does not only provide opportunities to show that the system works as intended, they can also be used to find new designs. Fotios Kasolis combines in his dissertation, computer simulation and optimization algorithms to design acoustic components. Kasolis defends hi...

Umeå researcher named Pro Futura Scientia fellow

2014-09-01
Elise Dermineur, historian at the department of historical, philosophical and religious studies at Umeå University, has been admitted to the Pro Futura Scientia Programme. The programme provides funding to young, cutting-edge researchers in the social sciences and humanities.

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

2014-09-01
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

ALS researchers take on ice cold challenge

2014-08-27
On Friday 29 August at 15:00, the ALS research group at Umeå University will take on the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” Over 20 researchers will dump buckets of ice water over their heads by the campus pond. A large audience is anticipated.

New issue of the Journal of Northern Studies

2014-08-27
The journal has a specific focus on human activities in northern spaces, and articles concentrate on people as cultural beings, people in society and the interaction between people and the northern environment.


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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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