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Molecular medicine

Targeting cancer cells without affecting healthy cells

Francesca Aguilos work lies at the cutting edge of biomedical research and cancer.

Charpentier: "I really miss the atmosphere at Umeå University"

Words of praise, memories and laughter. Celebrating Umeå's first Nobel laureate via a live web link.

Successful exchange of Ph.D. students, teachers and projects

There are many positive and colourful outcomes of an Erasmus+ financed exchange program.

The aim is to develop new antibiotics

Felipe Cava wants to learn more about the small and complex microbes.

Aiming to outsmart the TBE virus

The purpose of Anna Överby Wernstedt`s research is finding methods to stop the TBE virus before it spreads.

New contaminants due to global warming

Due to climate change, known and unknown infectious diseases lie in wait, and communities must be prepared.

Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB)
Biomedical research on experimental animals at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB).
Right light on the mother’s belly may be important to the foetus

A possible link between exposure to light during pregnancy and foetal brain development has been discovered.

New method enables 3D microscopy of human organs

Specific cell types in human organs can be studied with micrometer precision thanks to a new method.

Discovery of nanosized molecules that might inhibit Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Nanosized molecules of a particular chemical element can inhibit the formation of plaque in brain tissues.

A new way to uncover targets for future antibiotics

Maria Fällman and Kemal Avican made their idea into a interdisciplinary project together with Icelab.

Breakthrough on diarrhea virus opens up for new vaccines

Mapping a virus that causes mortal diarrhea can provide opportunity for new ways of treating COVID-19.

New research challenges model for diabetes research

A new study may significantly influence studies using a common diabetes research model.

Development of a new tularemia vaccine
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2025
Type of project Research project
Prostate cancer therapy for COVID-19
Duration 8 June 2020 until 31 May 2022
Type of project Research project
Artificial intelligence in oncology: European REVERT
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Mosquito-borne zoonosis in animals and humans
Research area: Molecular medicine
Duration 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2017
Type of project Research project
Andreas Hörnblad
Gene regulatory mechanisms in obesity-associated liver cancer and development
Research area: Molecular medicine
Björn Schröder lab
Gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier function.
Danielson/Backman Laboratory
Lab of Professor Patrik Danielson and Associate Professor Ludvig Backman and co-workers.
Gemma Atkinson group
Functional evolution of stress response proteins as well as translation and antibiotic resistance factors.
Research area: Molecular medicine
Helena Edlund
Type 2 diabetes and β-cell function
Research area: Molecular medicine
Jan Oscarsson Lab
Our group studies mechanisms of the bacterium A. actinomycetemcomitans and periodontal diseases.
Jonas von Hofsten-research group
Muscle development and regeneration.
Research area: Molecular medicine
Kristoffer Sahlholm-research group
Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow: Neuroscience Dopamine receptor pharmacology and function
Research area: Molecular medicine
Laboratory of Neurodegeneration and Repair
Parkinson’s disease - etiology, neuroprotection and symptomatology
Leif Carlsson
The role of the LIM-homeobox gene Lhx2 in stem cell function, organ development and disease
Research area: Molecular medicine
Lena Gunhaga
Early development of the nervous system
Research area: Molecular medicine
Linda Sandblad
use electron microscopy methods to study cytoskeleton structure, assembly and spatial organization in cells and bacteria
Matthew Francis Lab
The Francis laboratory has a strong interest in understanding the physiology and pathogenesis of bacteria.