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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
BioMolecular Characterization Umeå
BMCU is an interdisciplinary facility that provides state-of-the-art technology to characterize biomolecules.
Analysis of cell surface bound as well as intracellular proteins and RNA expression with flow cytometry.
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.
National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)
NBIS provides bioinformatics and data science support to the Swedish life science research community.
Two-photon in vivo physiology
The infrastructure offers a combination of multiphoton and imaging systems at high spatio-temporal resolution, combined with other physiological...
Research area: Biological sciences, Botany


Johan Sjölander stands in the greenhouse at Umeå Plant Science Centre inbetween young aspen trees on tables. He is holding his PhD thesis in his hand.
Modulating the internal clock increases growth in hybrid aspen

PhD student Johan Sjölander discovered that modifying the internal clock in hybrid aspen can increase growth.

Open invitation to the IceLab Stress Response Modeling kick-off

Life science researchers invited to the launch of IceLab stress response modeling excellence center June 10-11

Foto genom mikroskop på celler.
Life’s insiders: Decoding endosymbiosis with mathematics

Mathematical modelling advances research in endosymbiosis, according to a research group in Umeå.

Stress Response Modeling at IceLab

A multidisciplinary complexity center formed to unveil universal principles and adaptive mechanisms in living systems under stress.

Duration 1 January 2024
Type of project Research project
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

Research groups

Andreas Kohler Lab
Mitochondrial protein quality control in health, ageing and disease
The research environment Bio4Energy aims to create efficient and environmentally sound biorefinery processes
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...