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.
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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.
News from the Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Sujith Nair holds a seminar on green business models titled Emergence of green business models: The case of algae biofuel for aviation based on a paper published in Energy Policy.
Professor Stefan Jansson has been named the Linné award recipient in botany at the annual meeting of the "Kunglig Fysiografiska Sällskapet" on 2 December. The prize committee honours Stefan Jansson as "undoubtedly one of Sweden's most prominent (and also most cited) plant physiologists.
For the first time, researchers at Umeå University have succeeded in showing how the DNA polymerase epsilon enzyme builds new genomes. The detailed image produced by these researchers shows how mutations that can contribute to the development of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer lead to changes ...
Anna Valtonen, Rector at Umeå Institute of Design, has been appointed Dean of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. She begins her new assignment on 1 March 2014.
Jonathan Klaminder, Christian Hedberg and Sjoerd Wanrooij have been selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellows at Umeå University. They are awarded grants between SEK 5 and 9 million each spread over five years from the largest single private investment in supporting young researchers in Sweden.
Jury motivation: "Bildmuseet in Umeå ... provides an excellent model of how to use a very dynamic artistic exchange with other parts of Europe to raise contemporary existential, philosophical and political debates”. The winner will be selected on 3 December in Paris.
In the future, the content of videos, pictures and audio will be searched similarly to text content on the internet. This is the objective of the new European research project Media in Context, in which researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University are included.
Professor Martin Karplus, one of the three 2013 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, will visit Umeå University on Friday 13 December to give a lecture on his groundbreaking research. His visit to Umeå University is due to the fact that one of his former postdoctoral students now works in Umeå.
Two scientists associated with the UMIT Research Lab has been awarded a grant of 600 000 SEK from the Kempe foundation for researching real-world problems based on extended theory of tolerances.
At Umeå University’s Annual Autumn ceremony at the end of October,
Malin Sund was inaugurated as Sweden’s first female professor of surgery. Her specialisation is in cancer surgery.