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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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Umeå researchers in scientific breakthrough for malaria research
Published: 14 Nov, 2019

Research team publishes in Cell seven metabolic pathsways that the malaria parasite to infect the liver.

Targeted Gene Modification in Animal Pathogenic Chlamydia
Published: 07 Nov, 2019

MIMS researchers for the first time performed targeted gene mutation in the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydia.

Prestigefull medalj till molekylärbiolog vid Umeå universitet
Published: 15 Mar, 2019

Anders Nordström, Department of Molecular Biology, receive the silver medal to Berzelius's memory.

Three new WCMM Fellows at the Faculty of Medicine
Published: 29 Mar, 2019

New group leaders will conduct research on brain tumors, prostate cancer and antimicrobial resistance