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

Education’s new challenges

2014-07-14
Digitalisation and the tough competition for students and researchers is creating a new playing field for universities. In order to tackle the challenges there is now a need for environments that stimulate creativity — and Umeå University is at the forefront.

Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis

2014-07-10
Researchers from Umeå University have explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights into the reaction sequence leading to the formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two studies have been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

2014-06-27
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide layers gradually increases when water molecules are added. That is because ...

Ellinor Ädelroth: With the right to make a difference

2014-06-26
War, poverty and natural disasters. The major global challenges require human input. Meet Ellinor Ädelroth, professor emertia, who have gone out into the world and made a difference – and who has been based at Umeå University.

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

2014-06-24
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research 2014. The award is presented by the biotechnology and healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and is endo...

Fernström Prize for public health research in low- and middle-income countries

2014-06-18
Nawi Ng wins the 2014 award of shipowner Erik K. Fernström’s prize, dedicated to "younger and particularly promising scientists".

Post-doctoral research position in Economics

2014-06-17

Infection research receives continued Linnaeus Centre funding with 45 million SEK during the second five-year period

2014-06-17
Umeå University's successful infection research at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) will continue to receive Linnaeus Centre funding from the Swedish Research Council. This means continued funding with nine million SEK per year over a period of five years.

Low cortisol levels may increase risk of depression in bipolar disorder

2014-06-17
Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, report this in a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Detailed assessment of heart failure identifies patients needing pacemaker treatment (CRT)

2014-06-09
By measuring how synchronised the heart chambers work together, it is possible to identify which patients with heart failure who benefit from pacemaker therapy, and which ones who do not. This is presented in a thesis to be defended by Gani Bajraktari on 10 June at Umeå University.


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2012-11-15

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Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
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