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Molecular biology and genetics

Molecular biology is the study of biomolecules (e.g. DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites) and control of their dynamic interactions within cells. It interfaces extensively with genetics concerned with the mechanisms of inheritance and evolution. Molecular biology and genetics, alongside bioinformatics, underscore modern approaches in cell and developmental biology, infection and immunology, as well as functional interpretation of structural data and regulatory networks underlying system biology.

Latest news

Four questions to researcher Ellen Bushell - new Swedish Young Academy member
Four questions to researcher Ellen Bushell - new Swedish Young Academy member

Ellen tells us about how one becomes a member of the Swedish Young Academy and how she plans to use her time.

“This will shine a light on Umeå University”
“This will shine a light on Umeå University”

The Nobel Prize will help Umeå to attract new young research fellows with exciting ideas.

Evolutionary legacy of a keystone tibetan conifer tree
Evolutionary legacy of a keystone tibetan conifer tree

The prestigious journal New Phytologist selects the study led by researcher Xiao-Ru Wang as its cover story.

Novel insights of how prostate cancer causes secondary tumors
Novel insights of how prostate cancer causes secondary tumors

Awareness of how prostate cancer cells become mobile and spread may provide opportunities for treatment.

Mosquito immune system mapped to help fight malaria
Mosquito immune system mapped to help fight malaria

The results give possibilities to find ways to prevent mosquitoes from spreading malaria parasite to humans.

Prestigious postdoctoral fellowships for malaria research in Umeå
Prestigious postdoctoral fellowships for malaria research in Umeå

Mirjam Hunziker will study how malaria parasites switch to sexual reproduction.

Studies factors that ensure cellular protein production
Studies factors that ensure cellular protein production

In his thesis, Fu Xu contributes to new knowledge about the factors that modulate tRNA-biogenesis.

Ellen will find targets for a malaria vaccine
Ellen will find targets for a malaria vaccine

Wallenberg Academy Fellow Ellen Bushell will map the ways a variant of the malaria infects.

Umeå researchers in scientific breakthrough for malaria research
Umeå researchers in scientific breakthrough for malaria research

Research team publishes in Cell seven metabolic pathsways that the malaria parasite to infect the liver.

Targeted Gene Modification in Animal Pathogenic Chlamydia
Targeted Gene Modification in Animal Pathogenic Chlamydia

MIMS researchers for the first time performed targeted gene mutation in the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydia.

Prestigious medal to molecular biologist
Prestigious medal to molecular biologist

Anders Nordström, Department of Molecular Biology, receive the silver medal to Berzelius's memory.

Biochemist receives prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize
Biochemist receives prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize

Yaowen Wu, professor of biochemistry, has been awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology.

Features

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

Chasing unusual bacterial toxins
Chasing unusual bacterial toxins

Professor Teresa Frisan is researching how so-called genotoxins affect mammalian cells.

Infrastructures

Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB)
Biomedical research on experimental animals at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB).
Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)
UCEM is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics

Research projects

"To live and let die"
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Chromatin dynamics in the gigantic genome of Norway spruce
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
DNA-metabarcoding of marine phytoplankton
Duration 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project

Research groups

Anders Hofer
Nucleotide biosynthesis in the parasite Trypanosoma brucei.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Anders Olofsson
Amyloid Fibrils and Cytotoxic Oligomers.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Andrei Chabes
dNTPs and maintenance of genome stability.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Anna Arnqvist
Mechanisms for stochastic and tightly controlled regulation of Helicobacter pylori adhesins.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
David Cisneros
Research Group of David Cisneros
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Erik Johansson
DNA polymerase.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Ignacio Mir-Sanchis
Antimicrobial resistance - phage therapy.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Jürgen Schleucher
Biogeosciences.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Lars Thelander
Professor Emeritus.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Lars-Anders Carlson
Structure and mechanism of viral replication complexes
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
Role of amyloid formation and neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Nasim Sabouri
Maintenance of genome integrity by DNA helicases.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Oliver Billker
The Billker lab studies how different species of Plasmodium, the parasites that cause malaria, spread between a human or animal host and mosquitoes...
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Patrik Danielson-research group
Lab of Professor Patrik Danielson and Associate Professor Ludvig Backman and co-workers.