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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.

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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.

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

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Genetic technology for the future
Genetic technology for the future

CRISPR-Cas9: Emmanuelle Charpentier's breakthroughs.

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.

Research groups

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
Sjoerd Wanrooij
Molecular mechanism of DNA repair and replication in human mitochondria.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Stefan Björklund
The Mediator complex and its function in transcriptional regulation at the molecular level.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Sven Carlsson
SNX9-protein family: Structure and function in intracellular trafficking and autophagy.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Thomas Borén
Helicobacter pylori, Adhesion and Patho-Adaptation.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics
Tor Ny
The Plasminogen Activator (PA) system.
Research subject: Molecular biology and genetics