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 Thomas Borén
Group of Anna Arnqvist
Group of Stefan Björklund
Group of Nasim Sabouri
Group of Sjoerd Wanrooij


Group of Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
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Infection Biology

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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

Time for more sustainability-oriented EU funding - FairTax researchers comment on the recent HLGOR report

Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová comment on "Future Financing of the EU - Final report and recommendations of the High Level Group on Own Resources, December 2016":

37 countries are represented at Molecular Biology

Anders Wynne, reporter at the local newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren visited recently the Department of Molecular Biology and talked to some PhD students and postdocs. 37 countries are represented in this international laboratory where English is the language for internal communication. Read more ab...

Combined symposium and workshop event "Source localization methods in EEG and MEG", June 15-16, 2017 at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.


International conference on Cognitive Neuroscience of Executive functions in Padova, Italy, September 28-30 2017.


Research leader offers pointers on how to gain EU funding

On Monday 23 January, Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith, visiting professor at Umeå University and leader of the research consortium ZikaPLAN, will talk about how to create a successful application for an EU-funded research project.

Seminar on protests and digital media

The first DIGSUM seminar will take place in Samvetet from 13:15 on Thursday 26th January. Anne Kaun (Södertörn University) will talk to the title 'Data Times: The Temporalities of Digital Media'.

Three first Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows in place at the Faculty of Medicine

WCMM at Umeå University commences 2017 with three Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows in place - Francesca Aguilo, Lars-Anders Carlson and Daniel Öhlund. Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine is a long-term investment in tenure track positions for young researchers in molecular medicine and tra...

Sören Wibe Prize 2016 for best article

The Sören Wibe prize was instituted in 2011 in memory of Sören Wibe for the best article in the journal the last two years. The prize, awarded every second year, is awarded to the article in the Journal of Forest Economics which are considered to contribute the most in terms of empirical knowledge o...

Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly. However, in a hypothetical case study at Umeå University of a clearly hopeless medical case, great unanimity among physicians’ and the publ...

US ambassador visits CIRC and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in Abisko

Swedish and United States partnerships in science and the polar regions have a long history. This week the United States Ambassador Azita Raji and her team Michael J. Layne and Kristy Plan visited the Abisko Scientific Research Station to experience the Arctic in winter in Sweden first-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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