About the Department

History

The department was founded 1992 as a merger between the former departments of Physiological Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medical Biophysics. The department has a long heritage of internationally renowned research. Prominent researchers within MBB's area of research are Jöns Jacob Berzelius, who among other things discovered the element Selenium, Nobel Prize laureate Hugo Theorell (for discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects), Sune Bergström and Bengt Samuelsson (for discoveries concerning leukotriens and prostaglandins).

Research

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) conducts research in basic science, particularly focusing on discovering the mechanisms that cause diseases. Many of the diseases studied are common diseases and some are also linked to poverty.

Presently, MBB consists of 11 research divisions which are involved in teaching and research within the fields of protein chemistry, redox biochemistry, metabolism, lipid research, inflammation research, structural biochemistry, molecular biochemistry, tissue biology, and developmental biology.

Organisation

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics consist of the following:

Eleven research divisions
Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching
Core facilities
Administration

Diagram of the Organisational Structure of MBB. Click image for (larger) PDF version.

Administration

Administrativ chef

Jill Blomstrand

Telefon: 08-524 876 87
Enhet: Administration och service
E-post: Jill.Blomstrand@ki.se

Shagufta AnwarTeknisk assistent
Svante BacklundVaktmästare
Anna Bengtsson JemtEkonomiassistent
Jill BlomstrandAdministrativ chef
Natalia DeminRedovisningsansvarig
Torbjörn HaglöfIntendent
Lina HanssonPersonalsamordnare
Dana Omar GoranTeknisk assistent
Emma PelarhagenPersonalsamordnare
Johanna SandeliusEkonomiadministratör
Anneli SvarénAdministratör
Chad TunellIT-ansvarig