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

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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
 

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Group of Anders Olofsson

Infection Biology
 

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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

CRISPR enzyme scissors cutting both DNA and RNA

2016-04-29
Discoveries on the CRISPR-Cpf1 enzyme are expected to open up for new opportunities to edit genes. This according to researchers at MIMS at Umeå University among others in a study published in the journal Nature.

Hans Adolfsson will become new Vice-Chancellor

2016-04-28
The decision has now been made. The Swedish Government has appointed Hans Adolfsson, professor in Organometallic Chemistry and currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, as new Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University from 1 July 2016.

Nature: Feature article on Emmanuelle Charpentier

2016-04-27
The scientific journal Nature has published a lengthy feature article on Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, titled "The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life."

RiseB thesis prize 2016 to Anna Zhan and Josefin Halvarsson at Stockholm School of Economics

2016-04-27
The thesis prize in Business Administration and Sustainability which is awarded by the Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business (RiseB.se) at Umeå University and Umeå Energi 2016, goes to Anna Zhan and Josefin Halvarsson for the bachelor thesis Corporate Social Responsibility and...

National aptitude test for newly arrived doctors in Umeå

2016-04-26
Umeå University has been commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare to perform a new national programme of aptitude tests to validate the theoretical and practical competence in medical doctors trained outside the EU and EEA. This is a part of the National Board's objective to ...

Comprehensive study of the health of Indigenous peoples

2016-04-25
A unique study published in The Lancet provides evidence of poorer health and social outcomes for Indigenous and tribal peoples around the world. The study is partly based on research led by Per Axelsson, associate professor in History at Umeå University, who studies the effect of colonisation on he...

This year’s Fine Arts graduation show opens at Bildmuseet

2016-04-22
Saturday May 7th, Bildmuseet opens the exhibition Digging for Fire by this year’s graduating students of the Master’s programme at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

Great interest in new Master Programme

2016-04-22
After the final master programme application date, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society and Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, both at Umeå University, can happily conclude that the interest in their new Master Programme in Law, Gender and Society exceeded their expectations. With 116 first hand a...

Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease

2016-04-22
Significant ecological variables of outbreaks of Risk Valley fever (RVF) in Kenya can be used to map risk zones of infectious disease both on a local and global scale as well as predict future outbreaks of the disease. This according to researchers at Umeå University among others in a study publishe...

Do fish survive in streams in winter?

2016-04-22
Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by Christine Weber, previous researcher at Umeå University, by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. Fish’s general state of health is the single most important factor for surviving...


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