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

Increased funding proposed for certain programmes in new budget

2017-09-21
The Medical Programme at Umeå University are proposed to get eight additional study places (FTEs), the engineering science programmes get the equivalent of 15 additional places, and educations aimed at community building get nine additional places. These are proposals in the new Government Budget Bi...

10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes

2017-09-20
DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. This according to researchers at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in a study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Can technology help achieve fair taxation? The case of tax technology in Kenya

2017-09-18
By PhD Candidate Nimmo O.Elmi, FairTax and Linköping University.

New book: Early Language Learning Complexity and Mixed Methods

2017-09-18
This is the first collection of research studies to explore the potential for mixed methods to shed light on foreign or second language learning by young learners in instructed contexts. Editors are Janet Enever and Eva Lindgren, both language researchers at Umeå University.

The Telegraph: Bildmuseet – one of the worlds most incredible museums

2017-09-18
The Telegraph names Bildmuseet one of 42 incredible museums to visit in your lifetime. Only two Nordic museums are on the list, except Bildmuseet also Louisiana Museum of Art outside of Köpenhamn. Among the listed museums are also MoMA and Guggenheim in New York, Louvren in Paris, Design Museum in L...

Membrane vesicles released by bacteria may play different roles during infection

2017-09-18
Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighbouring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic acids in a protected manner to the target cells may ha...

FairTax research presented at the European Forum Alpbach

2017-09-14
At a Breakout session at the European Forum Alpbach, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argued for an EU-wide harmonisation of corporate taxation, effective minimum energy tax rates, and sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources for the EU budget.

Justice in demand for victims of atrocity crimes

2017-09-14
International law needs to be more stringent for states to offer reparation for victims of atrocity crimes, such as war crimes. At present, demands differ from those put on states to prosecute perpetrators. This according to a new dissertation by Fanny Holm at Umeå University, in which she also sugg...

Lunch seminar: Science shop for university-civil society collaboration

2017-09-12
Hur kan vi utöka samarbetet mellan universiteten och civilsamhället för att skapa ett mer demokratiskt och hållbart samhälle?

Dissertation: Aerobic fitness and healthy brain aging: cognition, brain structure, and dopamine

2017-09-12


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Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
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