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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.





Mosquito immune system mapped to help fight malaria
Published: 27 Aug, 2020

The results give possibilities to find ways to prevent mosquitoes from spreading malaria parasite to humans.

Prestigious postdoctoral fellowships for malaria research in Umeå
Published: 27 May, 2020

Mirjam Hunziker will study how malaria parasites switch to sexual reproduction.

Intermediate of the peptidoglycan recycling pathway found
Published: 18 May, 2020

Intermediate of the peptidoglycan recycling pathway that can modulate synthesis and structure of cell wall.

Bacteria use small molecules to slam the brakes on their own growth
Published: 29 Apr, 2020

A regulatory system of toxin and antitoxin proteins in bacteria can be a defense system against viral attack.