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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

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.

8 million SEK to expertise network for sample preparation
8 million SEK to expertise network for sample preparation

Researcher Linda Sandblad receives a grant for improving the accessibility of national infrastructures.

A molecular switch for stopping inflammation
A molecular switch for stopping inflammation

A component has been identified as a novel regulator that can deactivate the immune system.

She wishes to comprehend the mysteries of life
She wishes to comprehend the mysteries of life

Natuscha Lee is looking for the for the origins of life and trying to understand how life has developed

Features

The aim is to develop new antibiotics
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
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.

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 groups

Anders Hofer
Nucleotide biosynthesis in the parasite Typanosoma 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
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
Paulina Wanrooij
The DNA damage response and mitochondrial DNA.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Ronnie Berntsson
Structural biology of type 4 secretion systems.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics