About the Department
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).
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 12 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.
The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics consist of the following:
- Twelve research divisions
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching
- Core facilities
- Human resources
- Equal treatment group
Diagram of the Organisational Structure of MBB. Click image for (larger) PDF version.
Jill Blomstrand - Head of administration
Natalia Demin - Deputy head of administration, Accounting supervisor
Anna Bengtsson Jemt - Financial assistant
Johanna Sandelius - Finance administrator
Lina Rowland - HR coordinator
Emma Pelarhagen - HR coordinator
Anneli Svarén - Administrator
Chad Tunell - IT supervisor
Torbjörn Haglöf - Superintendent
Svante Backlund - Custodian
Lottie Jansson Sjöstrand - Research engineer
Dana Omar Goran - Technical assistant
Shagufta Anwar - Technical assistant
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