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Department of Molecular Biology

About the Department

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.

Research

Education

Mentions

A bacterial toxin that acts as a mediator rather than a killer

Umeå researchers have discovered that bacterial toxins can act as modulators of the host immune response.

Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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

News

ERC Starting Grant to two research projects in Umeå
Published: 2022-11-22

Awarded EU money for innovative research in chemistry and community medicine.

80 new EU millions for research at Umeå University
Published: 2022-11-21

18 research projects receive funds from the EU to create new knowledge in everything from health to AI.

Exchange of knowledge and mingling when KBC celebrated 15 years
Published: 2022-11-17

KBC celebrated its 15th anniversary with a scientific conference with many interactive opportunities

Recent infection research at MIMS and Baltic collaborations in focus
Published: 2022-11-17

The symposium brought the community of infection researchers and microbiologists together locally.