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Research groups and research areas

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research in areas of medical science including cancer biology, stem cell biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, molecular endocrinology, cellular virology, and nutrition.

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Research Group Leaders A-Z

Group Leader Research Group & Project
Lauri Aaltonen Human tumor susceptibility
Emma Andersson Alagille syndrome development
Martin Bergö Defining the biochemical and medical importance of CAAX protein processing and the role of reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in cancer
Camilla Björkegren (tidigare sjögren) Chromosome dynamics and genome stability
Marie Carlén TBA
Patrick Cramer Genome regulation
Carsten Daub Clinical transcriptomics
Karl Ekwall Epigenetics, chromatin remodelling and cancer
Maria Eriksson Searching for genetic mechanisms that affect aging
Marianne Farnebo RNA in DNA repair and chromatin structure
Jan-Åke Gustafsson Nuclear receptors in health and disease
Qiang Pan Hammarström B cell in health and disease
Luca Jovine Structural studies of egg-sperm interaction
and human hedgehog signaling proteins
Maria Kasper Stem cell dynamics in skin - from homeostasis to cancer
Pekka Katajisto Tissue homeostasis loss and aging
Juha Kere Molecular genetics and biology of complex diseases
Andreas Lennartsson Epigenetic regulation of Acute myeloid leukemia
Linda Sofie Lindström Genomic Breast Cancer Epidemiology
Marie Löf Early-life factors important for childhood obesity:
observational and interventional studies
Victoria Menendez-Benito Centrosome inheritance in asymmetric cell division
Lennart Nilsson Simulating the behavior of proteins and nucleic acids
Sam Okret Effects of glucocorticoids and estrogens on cells
and functions of the immune system
Joseph Rafter Host-microbe interactions
Christian Riedel TBA
Roger Strömberg Nucleic acids and peptides in biotechnology and therapy
Staffan Strömblad Cell biology of cancer
Peter Swoboda From the basic biology of cilia to ciliopathy
disease states in humans
Rune Toftgård Hedgehog signalling, tissue stem cells
and cancer development
Eckardt Treuter Epigenomic control of metaflammation by
nuclear receptor-coregulator pathways
Cecilia Williams Hormone signaling and non-coding RNAs in cancer
Peter Zaphiropoulos Dissecting Hedgehog Signaling - role of RNA-based mechanisms
Chunyan Zhao ESR - estrogen signaling research group