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3D optical imaging of the human pancreas in disease

Autofluorescence as a 3D tool provides option for therapies for pancreatic related pathologies,

Novel structural mechanism of membrane remodelling caused by the protein MakA from Vibrio cholerae.

A pH-induced structural mechanism of membrane remodelling caused by the protein MakA has been discovered.

Research on cells' power plants and cancer receives funding

Paulina Wanrooij named new Wallenberg Academy Fellow and Nasim Sabouri gets another five-years of funding.

Emmanuelle Charpentier mentor for research venture in Umeå

Umeå University stimulates cutting-edge research with a new program which has Nobel Prize laureate as mentor.

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.


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.

Research infrastructures

Biomedical Engineering – Research and Development (R&D)
The Department of Biomedical Engineering-R&D at University Hospital of Umeå is an important partner in e.g, developing equipment or as a technical...
Clinical Research Center
The Clinical Research Center is a joint resource for Region and University for near-patient clinical studies. The Clinical Research Center may...
Flow cytometry enables simultaneously analysis of cell surface bound as well as intracellular proteins and RNA expression on a single cell basis. I...
A research infrastructure under construction which includes a biobank and database for children and young adults in Västerbotten
Personalised screening, risk prediction, and understanding disease trajectories for early detection of disease - An integrated cohort approach.
Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB)
Biomedical research on experimental animals at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB).
Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)
UCEM is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques.

Research groups

Andreas Hörnblad lab
Gene regulatory mechanisms in obesity-associated liver cancer and development
Research area: Cancer, Molecular medicine
Björn Schröder lab
Gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier function.
Changchun Chen lab
We are investigating acute and chronic oxygen sensation in the nematode C. elegans.
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 lab
Muscle development and regeneration. During embryonic development, cells become committed to the myogenic fate through the activation of myogenic...
Research area: Cancer, 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
Linda Sandblad lab
Electron microscopy methods to study bacteria cytoskeleton structure, assembly and spatial organization.
Matthew Francis Lab
The Francis laboratory has a strong interest in understanding the physiology and pathogenesis of bacteria.

Research projects

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
Neuromuscular injuries in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Duration 10 October 2013
Type of project Research project
CD47 and signal regulatory protein a (SIRP a) modulates innate immune and autoimmune responses
Research area: Molecular medicine
Duration 28 October 2011 until 31 December 2013
Type of project Research project
Dental plaque-What does it look like on a molecular level?
Duration 1 September 2008 until 31 December 2010
Type of project Research project