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.

The Swedish Research Council awards department 7,4 MSEK
[2012-11-01] The Swedish Research Council's division for natural and engineering sciences has awarded a grant for two researchers at the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics. Nasim Sabouri was awarded a grant for "Young Researchers" and Jürgen Schleucher was awarded a grant for "Break-through Research".  

Researcher about to crack the Brazil nut's allargenic substance
[2012-10-08] Important findings about the substance, which cause allergy for Brazil nut has been published by researchers at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University. NMR-images of the substance's structure might explain its effect.
http://www.umu.se/nyhet//.cid199331  (in Swedish)

DNA scientist awarded
[2012-05-31] Andrei Chabes, associate professor at the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, was awarded the 2012 Erik K. Fernström award for "young, especially promising and successful researchers".

New discovery promises unique drug for wound healing
[2012-05-25] A unique drug that could trigger and speed up wound healing of diabetic and other chronic wounds is being developed at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Umeå University. After several years of successful experimental research is the drug finally ready for clinical trials.
Publication in Blood

Funding for the NMR platform
[2012-04-03] The NMR platform within the KBC was, together with Gothenburg University, awarded a grant of 40 MSEK from Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, in order to expand the Swedish NMR network in Gothenburg and Umeå. Professor Jürgen Schleucher, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, were one of the applicants. 

Tough plants to grow out of gene project in Umeå
[2012-03-26] In a project trying to understand how genes are expressed scientists at Umeå University have successfully produced plants, which can survive harsh climates and are resistant to infections.
www.medfak.umu.se/nyhet//.cid185668

News from the Faculty of Medicine

The Swedish Project Academy has awarded prizes to theses at Umeå School of Business and Economics

2014-04-17
All contributions from Umeå School of Business and Economics went to the final and three thesis were awarded prizes.

EU/EEA application deadline extended to 16 April

2014-04-16
Due to technical problems at Universityadmissions.se, the application deadline for EU/EEA citizens for the autumn 2014 term has been extended to 16 April at midnight (24.00) Central European Time (CET).

Göran Sandberg receives honorary doctorate in the Czech Republic

2014-04-15
Göran Sandberg, professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre and former vice-chancellor of Umeå University, was inaugurated as an honorary doctor at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

EU millions granted to investigate kidney transplant rejection

2014-04-14
The Umeå company AcureOmics AB has received four million SEK in funding from the European Commission for a research project to develop techniques to prevent kidney transplant rejection. The BIOMARGIN project (BIOMArkers of Renal Graft INjuries in kidney allograft recipients) aims to provide more ind...

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

2014-04-13
Researchers at Umeå University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide has an additional role to being reduced to sugar. The pioneering work is published in the latest issue o...

THE: Magnetic north plans to reset the cultural compass

2014-04-11
The British magazine Times Higher Education examined Umeå University's involvement in the European Capital of Culture year and interviewed Britta Lundgren, professor of ethnology and coordinator of the university's activities during 2014: "For 2014, we have tried to make something special out of...

Swedish researchers map the risks of new virus epidemic in Europe

2014-04-07
The risk of dengue fever beginning to spread in Europe is imminent. According to researchers from Umeå University, this is no longer just an issue for the scientific community but also for politicians and policy makers, who need to be prepared and develop preventive measures.

Extinctions reduce speciation

2014-04-04
The same factors that increase the risk of species extinctions also reduce the chance that new species are formed. This is concluded by two biologists at Umeå University. Their findings are published in the April issue of the scientific journal Evolution.

Umeå School of Business and Economics received the same good reviews as presented by the International Student Barometer

2014-04-03
Jenni, a fourth year student in our International Business Program, was recently interviewed by the Finnish radio. She is currently on her way to Shanghai in connection to her degree project and she gives Umeå School of Business and Economics the same good reviews as presented by the International S...

Three proposals for the future Universum on campus

2014-04-03
Three different proposals for a modernized Universum building complex at Campus Umeå have been presented at a seminar arranged by Umeå University and Akademiska Hus. The major investment will now proceed by gathering valuable feedback from students, faculty and staff.


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2012-11-15

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Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
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