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
Group of Lars-Anders Carlson

 

All research areas of the Department can be found here.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

Funding to USBE

2017-05-24
We congratulate Professor Gauthier Lanot, Professor Thomas Aronsson and Professor Magnus Wikström, Economics, and Professor Runar Brännlund, Economics and CERE for receiving external funding!

Monster Traps and Mars Rovers at UID’17 - Umeå Institute of Design’s Degree Exhibition

2017-05-24
Imagine a future where children no longer need to fear scary monsters under their beds. What if NASA's next vehicle to explore Mars is already designed, in northern Sweden. Consider a tomorrow where breathing difficulties among newborn children in developing countries aren’t life-threatening anymore...

Fairtax researchers produces study on Gender equality and taxation in the European Union

2017-05-16
In April 2017, FairTax researchers Åsa Gunnarsson, Margit Schratzenstaller and Ulrike Spangenberg finished a research paper on behalf of the European Parliament's Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). The study presents recommendations on how to improve gender equality in taxation ...

Open presentation on Friday 19th May

2017-05-16
In connection with being awarded Umea municipality’s scientific award, RiseB: s Herman Stål will give an open presentation Friday 19th May.

Seoljong Kim is Global Swede 2017

2017-05-15
Seoljong Kim, student of Master’s programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology, is Umeå University’s Global Swede for 2017. The annual recognition of Global Swede is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish Institute. This is the seventh year this recognition is awarded.

Genetic mutation linked to aortic dissection in the chest

2017-05-15
Researchers at Umeå University have discovered a genetic mutation that can cause dissection of the thoracic aorta, which is the body’s main artery. The mutation leads to an impaired function of the smooth muscle cells of the aortic wall and thus an increased predisposition for aortic dissection.

How one's research can make a difference

2017-05-12
How do I, as a PhD student, meet the requirements and expectations of my research academic and social impact? In a workshop on May 31st, Anna Sténs, historian and innovation ambassador at humfak and Bodil Formark, historian and research coordinator of the External Relations Unit, would like to invit...

Over 50 PhD Students learn to build autonomous clouds

2017-05-11 (from 2017-05-10)
On 11-12 May, Umeå University hosts 52 PhD students from all over Sweden during a 2-day course event in Umeå to learn about what are the current challenges in making clouds more effective, focusing on making clouds more autonomous. The event includes keynote speakers from Google and Burt, the latter...

Mathematical and Theoretical Ecology in Umeå

2017-05-11
Theoretical and mathematical ecology is an interdisciplinary field, where scientists cooperate across borders to further our understanding of ecology an evolution by building conceptual and mathematical models. In this workshop, researchers from the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statist...

Chemical stimuli can support growing of stable cartilage cells

2017-05-11
Cell-based therapies could offer a way to treat cartilage injuries before the ultimate damage of osteoarthritis on articular cartilage. Cartilage-derived chondrocytes can be used for cartilage repair, but the expanded cells quickly lose their cartilage-specific characteristics. Researchers at Umeå U...


Page Editor: Clas Wikström

Print page

Contact Information

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

Contact Form