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

Umeå municipality and the University form new strategic partnership

2018-01-18
Umeå University and Umeå municipality have formed a strategic partnership involving research, education, innovation and skills supply. The agreement was signed by the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, Hans Adolfsson, and the chairperson of the municipal executive board, Hans Lindberg.

Paleolithic diet healthier for overweight women

2018-01-18
Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases also decrease. This according to a study at Umeå University in Sweden.

Endosisters project recieves funding

2018-01-17
The Wallenberg Foundations have approved funding for the DIGSUM research project EndoSisters: Information work and peer-support in a digitally embodied patient movement — a three-year project analysing the online patient movement related to endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition affecting...

Methods to handle troublesome operator functions

2018-01-15
Operator functions are used to describe many important processes in science. When things like friction are included in the models, it often results in operator functions that are so-called non-selfadjoint operator functions, which complicates the analysis of them. Axel Torshage presents methods to h...

4th Learning and plasticity meeting in Äkäslompolo Finland, April 8-11 2018.

2018-01-12

When a seedling turns green: Scientists at UPSC have identified the link between light and chloroplast development

2018-01-11
It has long been assumed that light activates chloroplastic gene expression via so-called thiol-mediated redox regulation. However, the mechanism giving rise to this regulation has remained elusive until now. Åsa Strand and her group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre have now identified the component...

Workshop on energy-efficient renovation of buildings

2018-01-10
Umeå University, together with partners from Finland and Norway, investigates the possibility of establishing a renovation center in northern Scandinavia. The purpose of the project is to facilitate sharing of knowledge about energy-efficient renovation and to increase the competence to carry out en...

Hundreds of international students to arrive at the university

2018-01-09
Umeå University welcomes hundreds of international students prior to the start of the term. Of these, more than 240 are exchange students from 30 countries. The first couple of days offer an organised arrival, an Orientation and several social activities.

Physiological differences in women’s ice hockey in Sweden and North America

2018-01-09
Female ice hockey players from North America have better financial conditions as well as greater leg strength and running acceleration than female ice hockey players from Sweden, who in return have less body fat. This according to Tommy Henriksson in his doctoral dissertation at Umeå University.

Don’t forget your five a day for Christmas

2017-12-22
Jellied veal, pig’s trotters and boiled ling. Traditional dishes that are becoming increasingly rare at Swedish Christmas buffets. Björn Norén at the School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts sees a greener trend arising among the otherwise so meat-focused Christmas dishes.


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

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