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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Infection Biology

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All research areas of the Department can be found here.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

Takes second place in Europe when international students evaluate universities

Social activities, teaching and sports facilities are highly ranked categories when international students respond to the International Student Barometer – a survey measuring how satisfied they are with studies at the university and living in Umeå.

USBE launches innovation camps with MacGregor Sweden AB and Umeå Energi AB

As part of the course “Innovation Management”, the USBE Entrepreneurship Section, in cooperation with major companies in the region, MacGregor Sweden AB and Umeå Energi AB, organized two Innovation Camps, from the 7th to the 15th of March.

The Bordeaux Neurocampus Conference, Aging of memory functions: Where are we now?, September 26-28 2018 in Bordeaux, France


Nominate to the USBE Pedagogical Prize 2018

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) annually awards a pedagogical prize. The purpose is to encourage our teachers who do good educational efforts within undergraduate and graduate education and to stimulate pedagogical development at the school.

Ambassadors visit campus to discuss future Europe

Brexit, migration crisis, constitutional violations - Europe is facing many challenges.

Battling antibiotic resistance - New movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Scientists from KBC, The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) contributed to the new film on antibiotic resistance.

Exhibition at Bildmuseet top 20 in Europe

It's the British newspaper The Guardian who has placed Bildmuseet's Dada is Dada on a list of the top 20 art exhibitions to visit on a European city break in 2018.

Picture Book of the Year Exhibition Opens at Bildmuseet

During Art Friday with Littfest 16 March, Bildmuseet opens the exhibition Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill [The Bird Within Flies Wherever It Wants]. Author and artist Sara Lundberg will be present at the opening.

Open postdoc position within the area of Life course perspectives on disability

Umeå University, Sweden, calls for one postdoc researcher to a cross-disciplinary disability project funded by the European Research Council. The position concerns a two-year employment (100%) focusing on disability of relevance to the project. Application deadline is 2018-04-12.

Sustainability in the cold at Ruggedised conference 

This week, a delegation from the European Ruggedised project, a project for sustainable solutions, has visited Umeå and not least Campus Umeå. Lisa Redin at the Building Office is leading the Umeå University side of the project.

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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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