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

Nominate to the pedagogical prize

2015-03-26
USBE annually awards a pedagogical prize in form of a travel grant to be used for conference participation, study or equivalent. This year's price is 20 000kr (gross) and assigned to individual teachers.

Whole Earth – Climate Change and Global Health

2015-03-25
Under the heading Whole Earth, there will be five seminars held during the spring semester linked to climate change and global health. The Association of International Affairs at Umeå University will host the first seminar that take place 30 March.

Call for abstracts: “Beyond the nuclear family: the philosophy of close personal relationships”

2015-03-25
The conference will be held at Umeå University September 10-11 and address normative questions concerning close personal relationships and the family. Graduate students and recent PhDs are welcome to submit abstracts, no later than April 19th.

Prominent ALS researcher at Umeå University named Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

2015-03-25
Peter Andersen, Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine and senior clinical neurologist at the University hospital of Umeå, has received SEK 15 million in funding from the Wallenberg Clinical Scholars program to find a treatment that inhibits the deadly course of events in ALS. He is one o...

Post-doctoral position in Statistics

2015-03-24
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our new research laboratory Stat4Reg (www.stat4reg.se), where we are devoted at developing novel statistical methods for the analysis of large databases linking health and socio-economic registers.

Tools for resilient communities – Made in Sliperiet

2015-03-23
Interaction designer Ambra Trotto, Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden, is the leader of a new project - Community SOS - which aims to create an integrated platform to connect people in need of help and volunteers during a natural disaster. On March 23 the project started a crowdfunding campaign wit...

Workplaces with equal mix of men and women happiest

2015-03-23
If the labor market were more gender-balanced, the potential increase in GDP for European Union countries would be an average of 20 to 25 percent, Asa Lofstrom, a professor at Sweden’s Umea School of Business and Economics, said during the UN 59th Commission on the Status of Women.

Where are the hotspots of plant diversity along boreal streams?

2015-03-19
The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub-surface water. The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight, and according to Lenka Kuglerová they are threatened by poorly designed forest management. She defends her thesi...

Solar Eclipse of 2015 can be seen at Umevatoriet

2015-03-18
During the morning of Friday 20 March, a partial solar eclipse will take place over northern Sweden. The public will have the chance to experience this rare phenomenon at the Umevatoriet space observatory and planetarium.

UMIT Annual Report 2014

2015-03-17


Page Editor: Clas Wikström
2014-11-22

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

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