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

Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University are now available

Among our research areas are


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Infection Biology

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All research areas of the Department can be found here.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

New affiliated Professor at the Department of Statistics


Arctic and Sami topics discussed at the COP21 conference in Paris

Climate change is happening faster and is affecting people’s lives more severely in the Arctic region than in most other places on Earth. On that note, several Nordic universities are now jointly contributing with a so-called side event to the COP21 global summit in Paris called Arctic lessons. Pet...

Unexpected activity on the Moon

The lunar space environment is much more active than previously assumed. The solar wind is reflected from the surface and crustal magnetic fields of the moon which has effects on for instance lunar water levels. This according to a dissertation by Charles Lue at the Swedish Institute of Space Physic...

Lina Trulsson awarded with the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship

Lina Trulsson, MFA in Advanced Product Design student at Umeå Institute of Design, has been awarded the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship worth SEK 100,000 for the boldness, new thinking and enthusiasm that signifies her work.

Save the date, Workshop on Bayesian approaches in neuroscience, February 2, 2016


Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ...

Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medicine clinics’ advice on how to reduce risks during...

Computers can perceive image curves like artists

Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans. Bo Li demonstrates a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and lines to represent image shapes and furthermore to recognise objects. He defends his dissertation on 27 November ...

Updated: New Master’s in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding at Umeå University

Umeå University continues to strengthen its profile in security research, crisis readiness and peacebuilding. Since May 2015, Umeå University has a professor of peace and conflict studies and from autumn 2016, a Master’s Degree Programme in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding will be available.

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

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KBC-Building, 6th floor

Tel:  +46 90 786 5000

Fax:  +46 90 786 9795

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