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Biological sciences

Biology is the natural scientific study of life, living organisms and the processes of life. The subject of biology is complex and comprises many branches and disciplines.


Means of terrorism become more poisonous

A growing problem in Europe is that individuals handle harmful substances.


Biogeochemical Analytical Facility (BAF)
The instrument facility for biogeochemical analyses at KBC and EMG
Biotek EL406TM Microplate Washer/Dispenser with Microplate stacker
EL406 is an automation friendly, multifunctional washer and dispenser for 96-well microplates.
Analysis of cell surface bound as well as intracellular proteins and RNA expression with flow cytometry.
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)
Facility for identification of cells and viruses for environmental, clinical, food and biotechnology research
Research area: Biological sciences
Integrated Science Lab (Icelab)
We take a modelling approach for causal understanding and connect researchers from different backgrounds.
Marine analyses
Biological and chemical analyses of marine samples.


UPSC researchers get more space for growing plants

Göran Ericsson and Mikael Elofsson inaugurate the new growth facility at Umeå Plant Science Centre

Discovery of exciting bacteria in underground caves

Researchers from Umeå University, SLU and Algeria have found bacteria in previously unexplored caves.

Forestry has little impact on the genetic diversity of the spruce

Genetic variation in spruce does not differ significantly between cultivated and old forest in Västerbotten.

Big or small fish for harvesting? Effects of ontogenetic habitat shifts and bottlenecks in recruitment
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Modellering av strukturen hos DNA i tre dimensioner
Duration 1 September 2019 until 1 September 2024
Type of project Research project
Adaptive strategies of Arctic prokaryotes at extremely low growth rates
Duration 1 June 2019 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project

Research groups

Danielson/Backman Laboratory
Lab of Professor Patrik Danielson and Associate Professor Ludvig Backman and co-workers.
Evolutionary biology
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Biological sciences
Peter Lind Lab
Modelling to predict the evolution of biofilm mutants and antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas bacteria
Richard Lundmark Lab
Membrane sculpting is fundamental for many cellular processes, and malfunction is implicated in many diseases.
Umeå Science Education Research (UmSER)
UMSER is a research environment with an open and collegial atmosphere, providing rich opportunities for collaboration and to give and receive...