Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology since 2000.
Christer Höög's research group aims to increase our understanding of cell division. Several million new cells are formed every second in the human body in a process called the cell cycle. This involves the copying of chromosomes that are then symmetrically distributed between the two newly formed daughter cells.
It is vital that the chromosomes end up in the right place, otherwise the result may be infertility, fetal malformation or cancer. The group's research is focused on the molecular mechanisms that ensure that any cells with the wrong number of chromosomes are selectively destroyed.