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Department of Molecular Biology

The Department of Molecular Biology is unique, being affiliated to both the Faculty of Science and Technology and to the Faculty of Medicine. The department has a pronounced dynamic international profile with faculty, students and guest researchers from many different countries. Researchers work in modern laboratories with well-equipped common facilities to create a framework for a creative and highly interactive environment. Specific research interests of the independent groups are interconnected by a common interest in fundamental and translational research concerning the molecular mechanisms of both bacterial and eukaryotic systems.

Many of our research groups are affiliated with the interdisciplinary "Umeå Centre for Microbial Research" (UCMR) founded by our department. The department also hosts "Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) – the Swedish node of "The Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine". As the main driver of these centres of excellence and one of the largest departments at Umeå University, we provide undergraduate courses within Medical, Dental, Life Science, and Civil Engineer programs. For further information, please pursue the links below.

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Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

News

Four questions to researcher Ellen Bushell - new Swedish Young Academy member
Published: 21 Oct, 2020

Ellen tells us about how one becomes a member of the Swedish Young Academy and how she plans to use her time.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – “This will shine a light on Umeå University”
Published: 08 Oct, 2020

The Nobel Prize will help Umeå to attract new young research fellows with exciting ideas.

Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Published: 07 Oct, 2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Umeå virologist rejoice at Nobel Prize for discovery of Hepatitis C virus
Published: 06 Oct, 2020

Gisa Gerold has researched with one of this year´s Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.