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Department of Clinical Microbiology

The Department of Clinical Microbiology conducts research and education in the areas of host microbial interactions, pathogenic properties of microbes, and immune system mechanisms. Within the department there is a stimulating and creative environment for research and education. Within the department, there are two sections: The section of Infection and Immunology and The section of Virology.

Ongoing Covid-research

Anna Överby Wernstedt lab

The Överby lab is focusing on different aspects of tick-borne encephalitis virus.

Niklas Arnberg Lab

We are doing research about the molecules and mechanisms that viruses need to bind to and enter our cells.

Marta Bally

Virus-membrane interactions.


“Thanks to everyone who participated!”
Published: 15 Sep, 2020

Sweden's so far biggest COVID-19 study has now been completed. Thousands of students and staff participated.

15 million SEK to research infrastructure for future challenges
Published: 01 Aug, 2022

Linda Sandblad, appointed Research Infrastructure Fellows by the Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF.

3D optical imaging of the human pancreas in disease
Published: 13 Apr, 2022

Autofluorescence as a 3D tool provides option for therapies for pancreatic related pathologies,

Upcoming events

Medchem Seminar Series - Sophia Hober, KTH, Sweden
Medchem Seminar Series - Sophia Hober, KTH, Sweden
Time 15:15 - 16:00 23 August 15:15 - 16:00
Place Lillahörsalen (KB.E3.01), KBC

Seminar. Title: Selection and design for development of functional protein domains

Amar Awad – Physiology
Amar Awad – Physiology
Time 09:00 - 12:00 29 August 09:00 - 12:00
Place Assembly hall Betula, University Hospital, Umeå.

Dissertation. Functional Brain Imaging of Sensorimotor Dysfunction and Restoration.

POSTPONED: CU4 a Life Science Shake-Up
POSTPONED: CU4 a Life Science Shake-Up
Time 31 August at 09:00 until 1 September at 16:00 31 August at 09:00 until 1 September at 16:00
Place Hotel Lappland, Lycksele

Other. An unorthodox non-conference (cit. Lewis Carroll), which is participants-driven and where all participants can be speakers.

Lecture on gerontology and ageing research
Lecture on gerontology and ageing research
Time 10:00 - 11:00 31 August 10:00 - 11:00
Place 6E R-1 Hörsal E04, MazeMap There will also be signs how to find E04, from the Blodcentralen

Seminar. Umeå Center of Health Science invites you to lecture on gerontology and ageing research with Susanne Iwarsson, professor, Lund University.


Anton Rönnblom – Otorhinolaryngology
Anton Rönnblom – Otorhinolaryngology
Time 09:00 - 12:00 16 September 09:00 - 12:00
Place Assembly hall, Sunderby Hospital

Dissertation. Middle ear mechanics – Using temporal bone experiments to improve clinical methods.