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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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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.

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

Chasing unusual bacterial toxins
Chasing unusual bacterial toxins

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

Genetic technology for the future
Genetic technology for the future

CRISPR-Cas9: Emmanuelle Charpentier's breakthroughs.

Research projects

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
"To live and let die"
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

Patrik Danielson-research group
Lab of Professor Patrik Danielson and Associate Professor Ludvig Backman and co-workers.
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