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

Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics

The 31st Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics will be held here in Umeå, October 25–26, 2018.

European infrastructure for climate research

The large European forum for research infrastructure, ESFRI, points out ecological longterm data series as an important resource for the future. In their Roadmap 2018 they include the LTER-Europe network, of which Umeå University is a member. "This gives us great hopes for the future, says Johan Wi...

Fernström Prize for research on bacterial cell walls

2018 Fernström Prize awardee at Umeå University becomes Felipe Cava. His research group studies how bacteria can adapt the construction of the cell wall to different host environments, knowledge that may be important for the development of new antibiotics.

Call for abstracts to the Lund Symposium on Cognition, Communication and Learning at Lund University, Sweden


The L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Sweden Prize with support of The Young Academy of Sweden


Martin Hulman attends RiseB seminar with his new book

On the 19th September associate professor Martin Hultman, Chalmers, will conduct a seminar relating to his new book Ecological Masculinities – Theoretical foundations and practice guidance (Routledge)

SEK 24 million to research on tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance

Fredrik Almqvist, Professor in organic chemistry at Umeå University, and his American research colleague Christina Stallings, receive SEK 24 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research for combating infections of the most common type of tuberculosis bacteria.

Deadline to Submit Abstracts for the 2019 Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference


RiseB participates at the Corporate Responsibility Research Conference 2018

The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference takes place in Leeds, September 10-12. The conference gathers researchers devoted to e.g., circular economy, corporate responsibility and workplace sustainability.

ALS disease mechanism discovered

A mechanism for how the disease ALS evolves has been discovered at Umeå University. The discovery concerns how proteins with a defect structure spread the deformation to other proteins. This according to results in a new thesis. The discovery can open up for novel pharmaceutical developments in the ...

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

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KBC-Building, 6th floor

Tel:  +46 90 786 5000

Fax:  +46 90 786 9795

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