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

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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
 

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Group of Anders Olofsson

Infection Biology
 

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Group of Thomas Borén
Group of Anders Hofer
Group of Ronnie Berntsson
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All research areas of the Department can be found here.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

Digital physics for machine perception

2018-11-15
The new research program Mistra Digital Forest aim at digital solutions for a sustainable and efficient forest bioeconomy.

Parents guts tell tales to their children

2018-11-08
Researchers at Umeå university in Sweden have published a new study showing that the gut bacteria can carry information of past experiences of an altered environment from parents to offspring. Eggs and sperm are not the only information carriers from one generation to the next.

New report: Taking the pulse of AI in Sweden

2018-11-08
Under the auspices of the WASP initiative in artificial intelligence (the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program), industrial leaders, business leaders and researchers gathered this spring for five days of talks. A report that surveys the condition of AI and its use within various se...

Sara Pudas at UFBI receives a 4-year VR-grant

2018-11-05

Art and Physics at Bildmuseet

2018-10-31
Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space, time and motion – these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. Bildmuseet presents Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination; painting, installation, fashion design, sculpture, film, digital artwork and photography inspired by the s...

Solo exhibition by Ângela Ferreira opens at Bildmuseet

2018-10-31
Ângela Ferreira is interested in post-colonial issues and how architecture bear traces of history, politics and ideology. In her exhibition Pan African Unity Mural, which opens on Friday 16 november, she presents sculptures and murals in different spaces inside Bildmuseet. This is the artist's first...

All genes of the Aspen tree mapped (at last)

2018-10-30
This week, a team of researchers from Sweden, Belgium, England, Italy, Norway and South Korea publish the genomes of two species of aspen trees, a project that has taken close to ten years to complete and that proved to be more complicated than thought as well as significantly expanding in scope.

Large amounts of antimicrobial substances in Swedish sewage treatment plants

2018-10-29
A large number of antimicrobial substances are found in sludge and water in Swedish sewage treatment plants. Several of them pass through the treatment plants and are released into the aquatic environment. However, with new technologies like ozone and activated carbon, emissions can be significantly...

The Wallenberg Foundation scholarship program for postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Broad Institute

2018-10-26

Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia

2018-10-24
Abdominal obesity is seven times more common among women than among men in Indonesia's rural area. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University.


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

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