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.
Maria Fällman and Kemal Avican made their idea into a interdisciplinary project together with Icelab.
Dean, Deputy Dean and one Associate Dean appointed at the Faculty of Medicine, for the next term of office.
Ellen tells us about how one becomes a member of the Swedish Young Academy and how she plans to use her time.
The Nobel Prize will help Umeå to attract new young research fellows with exciting ideas.