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.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

Packed agenda as GE Garages innovation tour arrives in Umeå

During 7–10 October, the GE Garages skill-building innovation global tour will take place at Umeå University’s Sliperiet. The objective of the four day event is to promote interest in technology, innovation and digital manufacturing. The latest cutting-edge equipment will be on display, from 3D prin...

Molecular nanoribbons as electronic highways

Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in molecular form. This material could be important for the further development of organic solar cells. Th...

Umeå University makes big leap in global ranking

Umeå University advanced to place #251-300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, a dramatic rise from its 2014-15 position of #351-400. The list is recognised as one the world’s most prestigious and widely referenced university rankings.

Medical Daily: Grandmothers Who Smoke Cigarettes During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk In Grandchildren

A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress finds that children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy have a 10 to 22% increased risk of asthma—even when their mothers did not smoke. The study is co-authored by Professor Bertil Forsberg, Department of Publi...

New method to predict the workload for online services

How can overloads on the Internet be prevented? Cloud computing means that more server space can be rented from large computing resources. Ahmed Hassan has developed algorithms for automatic addition and removal of server resources for a web service based on demand. He defends his dissertation at Um...

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew has defended his PhD thesis

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ”Autonomous Cloud Resource Provisioning: Accounting, Allocation, and Performance Control”.

Opening up product design to the consumer through 3D printing

Through the use of 3D printing, product designers can enable the consumer to design their own everyday products thereby creating more meaningful products for people and more value for companies. These are some of the conclusions Guido Hermans draws in his dissertation, which he defends at Umeå Insti...

Apply for exchange studies outside of Europe!

Do you want to challenge yourself and gain invaluable experiences? Get to know a new country, a new culture and new friends? Boost your CV? Apply to become an exchange student!

Architecture students collaborate to improve conditions for EU migrants

Students at Umeå School of Architecture have, in connection with the start of the term, collaborated within the framework of a workshop entitled "Common Space: Improving Living Conditions". The aim has been to research, discuss, map, and then to formulate concrete ideas on how the situation for vuln...

New rector at Umeå School of Business and Economics

Sofia Lundberg, Senior Lecturer in Economics, has been appointed as the new rector of Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) at Umeå University. She assumed the head position on 22 September 2015.

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