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

Group of Erik Johansson
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
 

Group of Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
Group of Anders Olofsson

Infection Biology
 

Group of Anna Arnqvist
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

New clues about the ageing memory functions of the brain

2016-06-29
A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected b...

Unique role unites ­
research and clinical practice

2016-06-28
Umeå University is first in Sweden to set up an associate lectureship combined with specialist training among other things, all within academic caring professions. It provides physicians with the opportunity to conduct research parallel with their positions as resident or specialist physicians at th...

Less fish in the future Baltic Sea

2016-06-27
In the northern parts of the Baltic Sea both precipitation and river discharge are expected to increase as a result of climate changes. The increased river discharge will lead to a higher inflow of river-borne dissolved organic matter to the coastal zone, which in turn will promote bacterial product...

IceLab organizes creative camp for young scientists

2016-06-23
It is time to apply for this years IceLab Camp. It is a four-day communication and creativity camp for young scientists, where they get a chance to practice their creative skills.

Student Virtual Reality project makes film

2016-06-22
In spring 2016, six students explored what Virtual Reality technology has to offer. Using a 360 degree camera, the students have made films and slideshows to inspire international students to apply to Umeå University.

Lisa travelled 1,300 km to spread awareness of ALS

2016-06-21
After her uncle was diagnosed with ALS in 2015, Lisa Kriga commenced on a nine month campaign to raise awareness of ALS by running and biking 1,300 kilometres. The journey took place between the five Swedish cities and towns where ALS research is conducted and was concluded on Tuesday when Lisa deli...

EM Symposium at KBC, 22-23 September 2016

2016-06-20
Welcome to the EM Symposium at KBC and the new UCEM cryp-EM Core Facility!

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 7, No 2, 2016)

2016-06-20
The second issue of Education Inquiry in 2016 is available to read and download. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and theoretical studies from a wide variety of academic ...

More effective approach to show changes in human metabolism with molecular maps

2016-06-14
By applying multi-platform metabolomics, wide range of metabolites were detected and quantified in both human plasma and lung lavage fluid. Metabolites showed different trends in response to interventions such as different meal and biodiesel exhaust exposure. Masoumeh Karimpour defends her dissertat...

New FairTax results presented at NOeG-SEA 2016

2016-06-13
On May 28, 2016, FairTax researchers Alexander Krenek and Marian Dobranschi presented the paper "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates".


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2015-12-15

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

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Tel:  +46 90 786 5000

Fax:  +46 90 786 9795

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