About the Department
The vision of MBB is to conduct world class research and to be a department that continues to be internationally renowned for its scientific discoveries. In addition, MBB shall pursue undergraduate and doctoral education of the highest standard.
The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) was founded in 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, and the Nobel Prize laureates Hugo Theorell (for his discoveries concerning the nature and mode of action of oxidation enzymes), Sune Bergström and Bengt Samuelsson (for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances).
The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics currently has twelve research divisions, whose research focus on basic science and mechanisms that cause disease.
MBB also has two divisions that are composed of core facilities and additional core facilities which are affiliated to the research divisions (see the organizational scheme, core facilities are marked in red).
MBB provides undergraduate and doctoral education.
Information about the activities of the MBB work environment group, including “Quick guide for group leaders at MBB” and a collection of risk assessments, is available at the MBB Intranet.
The equal treatment group at MBB promotes the benefits of an equal work environment.
The coordination group (samverkansgrupp) consists of representatives from the staff associations and representatives from the employer (head of department, head of administration, and HR).
The advisory committee (beredningsgrupp) handles day-to-day administrative matters at the department. The committee has the following composition:
- Nils-Göran Larsson, head of MBB
- Jesper Haeggström, deputy head of MBB
- Jill Blomstrand, head of administration at MBB
- Natalia Demin, accounting supervisor and acting head of administration at MBB
- Sten Linnarsson, professor at the research division of Molecular Neurobiology
The MBB administration is described in more detail below.
Diagram of the Organisational Structure of MBB. Click image for (larger) PDF version.
Jill Blomstrand - Head of administration
Natalia Demin - Deputy head of administration, Head of Finance
Anna Bengtsson Jemt - Financial assistant
Johanna Sandelius - Finance administrator
Kristian Tunstad - Financial assistant
Emma Pelarhagen - HR coordinator. Gives support to the research divisions of Biochemistry, Biomaterials, Chemistry II, Genome biology, LCBKI, Molecular metabolism and Translational medicine and chemical biology.
Lina Rowland - HR coordinator. Gives support to the research divisions of Animal facility, Chemistry I, Functional genomics, Medical inflammation research, Molecular neurobiology, Molecular structural biology, PSF and Vascular biology.
Anneli Svarén - Administrator. Responsible for KI Scholarships (undergraduate, postdoctor and top up of external PhD scholarships), expense claims, travel profiles, secondary occupations, registry and archiving, KIMKAT Administration (e-mail and passwords for associated/non employed staff) and sick leave.
Chad Tunell - IT supervisor. Responsible for purchasing of IT equipment, administration of common servers, registration of new computers on network, software installations, network, software licences and telephony.
Torbjörn Haglöf - Superintendent. Responsible for reception and internal services, entry card registration and keys, building manager for Scheele and Retzius, interior furnishing, safety inspections, procurement issues and freezer alarm manager.
Svante Backlund - Custodian
Lottie Jansson Sjöstrand - Research engineer. Works with preparation and organisation for the upcoming move to Biomedicum.
Dana Omar Goran - Technical assistant
Shagufta Anwar - Technical assistant
Head of Department
Head of Administration
Deputy Head of Administration
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