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


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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


Group of Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
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

Clinical research career at WCMM - combined tenure track positions open for application

Two types of combined tenure track positions are now open at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University - Assistant Professor combined with specialist medical training (ST) or clinical practice as specialist physician or dentist. The areas of research for the Wallenberg M...

Wants to find out how plants time their flowering

The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor Markus Schmid is leading a project to find out how flowering time is regulat...

Elin Nilsson - first prize for Best Dissertation

Elin Nilsson, Department of Business Administration, is the first prize winner of Retail Award by Kellerhals Foundation at THI Business School 2016 in the category ”Best Dissertation”. The award ceremony will be November 18th in Germany.

New Building Names at KBC

The whole Chemical Biological Centre (Kemiskt Biologiskt Centrum) has been renamed. The different buildings, formerly known as Fysiologihuset and Kemihuset will be now combined into the KBC-building. The different parts of the new KBC building will be distinguished by different letters (from A to K)...

UCMR Mini-symposium "Structural dynamics of biological membranes", 27th October 2016, KBC

Welcome to the UCMR Mini-symposium "Structural dynamics of biological membranes" 27th October 14:00-16:00, Lilla hörsalen, KBC-building

Grants Office information - autumn 2016

During the autumn, Grants Office will offer five information meetings for researchers and administrative staff who want to know more about international research funding systems and to find new ways of financing research.

New book: "Encyclopedia of the Barents Region"

The Encyclopedia of the Barents Region contains comprehensive knowledge about the history, economy, and culture of the Barents Region. The Encyclopedia is an outcome of an international academic project with participants mainly from Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. With Foreword by Thorvald Stol...

Call for UCMR Linnaeus Program Gender Policy Support Grants

The UCMR Linnaeus program actively attempts to reinforce and increase the role of women in science. The objective of this policy is to achieve a gender equal distribution within each of the principal investigator categories, i.e. for research professors/teachers with tenure and junior research group...

Highlights at the Umeå University Annual Celebration

This year’s Annual Celebration kicks off on Friday 21 October with lots of exciting events. Listen to Nobel Peace Prize candidate Denis Mukwege on Friday and choose between an interesting Saturday programme of popular science lectures. Festivities continue with the Annual Celebration Ceremony that s...

Bioinformatics Longterm Support Call: deadline for the next round of applications to be reviewed by the national evaluation committee is FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2016 (24:00).

One of the national services offered by SciLifeLab is Bioinformatics Long-term support (a.k.a. WABI) in next generation sequencing and related omics. We offer a senior bioinformatician to work in your project for up to 500 hours. The support is fully subsidized and free of charge, but extensive hand...

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

Visiting Address
KBC-Building, 6th floor

Tel:  +46 90 786 5000

Fax:  +46 90 786 9795

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