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

Group of Erik Johansson
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
 

Group of Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
Group of Anders Olofsson

Infection Biology
 

Group of Anna Arnqvist
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

Welcome to the 3rd Lunch Pitch at IceLab!

2016-12-02
The new IceLab lunch meeting continues. Welcome to the last interdisciplinary lunch pitch of this year at Icelab! Inspire and get new inspirations!

Science and SciLifeLab Prize to environmental scientist David Seekell

2016-12-02
One of the university's promising researchers, David Seekell, has won a prestigious award: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Besides being awarded a trophy and SEK 90 000, he gets the opportunity to publish a scientific paper in Science, and also attend a discussion panel at the...

Tenure track research positions at WCMM are now open for application

2016-12-01
Up to four tenure track research positions as Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) at WCMM Umeå University are now open for application. In this announcement, the Centre is looking for outstanding researchers – Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows - to be positioned within one or more of...

Bioorganic chemist Erik Chorell appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

2016-12-01
Chemist Erik Chorell at Umeå University has been appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The award comes with a SEK 3 million research grant and a personal award of SEK 50,000. The internationally renowned researcher Gunnar Öquist, professor emeritus, will also become his mentor.

Prominent chemist becomes Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Umeå University

2016-12-01
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation continues its investment in young researchers. One of this year’s chosen professionals is Yaowen Wu, chemist at Max Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany. He studies how cells recycle material, keeps clean and well-ordered – processes that, when they do not work ...

Eddie Wadbro appointed Associate Professor

2016-11-30
Eddie Wadbro has been appointed Associate Professor of Computing Science at Umeå University.

Methods of Umeå University research group included in leading research manual

2016-11-30
The research group of Lucia Mincheva-Nilsson at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Immunology Unit, has provided a chapter describing its research methods in the latest version of the revered handbook Current Protocols in Immunology. With the inclusion in the manual, the methods for i...

Read the special section on historical games in the Rethinking History Journal

2016-11-29
Anna Foka at Humlab informs that the special section on historical games in the Rethinking History Journal is now available.

Massive effort on future autonomous systems for industry and society

2016-11-29 (from 2016-11-21)
The Kempe Foundations have granted two years of funding for eight postdoctoral researchers in autonomous systems in a major investment at Umeå University. Autonomous systems consist of software and infrastructure that together with humans provide increased functionality, sustainability, and efficien...

Inequality and social exclusion drive mental health problems in northern India

2016-11-29
A survey of nearly 1000 households in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand showed that six percent of adults were identified as depressed. People were two or three times more likely to be depressed if they were from the most socially oppressed castes, had taken a recent loan, lived in poor quality ...


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

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