Research Division of Biochemistry

The importance of redox systems and selenoproteins in health and disease

The Division of Biochemistry at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics has a long history of research in redox biology. Several projects in the division center around the role of thioredoxin and glutaredoxin systems in health and disease.

Another focus is on the synthesis, function and biomedical applications of selenoproteins, i.e. proteins containing a reactive selenocysteine (Sec) residue. See the individual research groups for further information.