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Chemical Biological Centre (KBC)

The Chemical Biological Centre (in Swedish “Kemiskt Biologiskt Centrum”, KBC) is an interdisciplinary research centre for natural sciences and medicine. The centre is unique in its collaborative structure and offers an excellent scientific infrastructure with several core facilities and technical platforms. Our goal is to promote a positive, creative and interdisciplinary environment for research combined with an excellent graduate and undergraduate education.

About the Chemical Biological Centre (KBC)
About the Chemical Biological Centre (KBC)

KBC is part of Umeå University and of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Scientific Infrastructures at KBC
Scientific Infrastructures at KBC

Information about scientific infrastructures affiliated to KBC

Research courses at KBC
Research courses at KBC

Information on KBC research courses open for registration

KBC organisation
KBC organisation

The KBC departments and collaboration partners

KBC conferences, workshops and other events
KBC conferences, workshops and other events

KBC conferences, workshops and other events

Services at KBC
Services at KBC

Read more about the services offered at KBC

Actual now

KBC-stafetten 2019 - annual cross country skiing relay

Date: Tuesday, 26th of February (Note the changed date!)

Start: 10:00 am

Place: Umeå University Campus, next to Teknikhuset

Read more, register your team (before 20 February), and follow the latest updates here!

Join or come to support your colleagues and cheer for your favourite team!


New possibilities for light-emitting plastics with patterned light
Published: 12 Feb, 2019

Mattias Lindh shows that the thickness of ultra-thin light-emitting plastics is important for brightness.

Motor enzyme protects genome through several mechanisms
Published: 08 Feb, 2019

A helicase, Pfh1, can protect the genome from DNA obstacles and damages associated with cancer.

Umeå researcher on the top list of future biochemists
Published: 31 Jan, 2019

American Chemical Society's journal Biochemistry appoints Yaowen Wu as future top biochemistry researcher.

Contact KBC Communication Office

KBC Communication Office

Visiting Address:
KBC - building, Linnaeus väg 6, 90736 Umeå

Communication officer for KBC

Personalbild Anna Shevtsova Anna Shevtsova Senior research engineer

Communication officer for UPSC and KBC

Personalbild Anne Honsel Anne Honsel Public relations officer