KBC comprises several departments from three faculties at Umeå University (UmU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
The research area is within thermochemical energy conversion, mainly focusing on biomass but also on other sol...
Our main activities are academic research in experimental plant biology.
The KBC Environment today includes all departments located within in the KBC building and affiliated departments at other locations on campus. It also includes research centres, research units, and centres of excellence at Umeå University (UmU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Three faculties and two universities are represented in KBC. From the Faculty of Science and Technology, UmU, the participating departments are the departments Chemistry, Physics, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Plant Physiology, and Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab), a part of the department of Applied Physics and Electronics. From the Faculty of Medicine - the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics. The Department of Forest Genetic and Plant Physiology and the Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology are representing SLU. The Department of Forest Genetics (SLU) and the Department of Plant Physiology (UmU) form the Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC).
In addition to representatives from all the participating departments, the KBC board now includes representatives from Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), IceLab, and, the most recently added representatives from the Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB) and Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM), which are parts of the newly formed Medical Biology Centre (MBC) located next to the KBC building.