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Laboratory of Muscle Biology

Research group Our group is dedicated to translational research on healthy and pathological skeletal and cardiac muscles. The research areas cover studies of muscle and nerve structures, muscle metabolism, neuromuscular signaling and muscle development.

The mission is to increase knowledge on the mechanisms behind specialised muscle function, adaptation and regeneration and consequences of muscle disorders through innovative and interdisciplinary research. In particular, we have special special focus on:

- Pleomorphism of human muscles
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Sports medicine
- Aging

Main methodologies used include biochemistry, enzyme- and immunohistochemistry, ultrastructure and cell cultures. The research unit is prominent in methodological development for advanced microscopy and morphological analysis.

We provide education in muscle biology and techniques for analysis of muscles at macroscopic and molecular levels to scientists, physicians and students

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Head of research

Per Stål
Fatima Pedrosa-Domellöf
Professor, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician


Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Medical and Translational Biology

Research area

Clinical medicine, Molecular medicine
Latest update: 2019-09-18