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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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At the Department there are at the moment around 30 research groups and here you can read more about them and their research.

Research Group Leaders A-Ö and their research groups/projects

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

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

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

Peter Svensson, Mechanisms behind HIV-1 latency and rebound

Christian Riedel, Research Group

Herwig Schüler, Schüler Team

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, Signaling and cellular heterogeneity in cancer

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




Group leaders' journal club at BioNut

The Group leaders’ journal club at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition aims towards an increased network for PhD students. It is led by two group leaders and occur monthly, or once every second month, and include a selected group of students i.e. PhD students registered at Department of Biosciences and Nutrition who have not yet done their half-time.

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Bionut Scientific Report 2013-2015