More than 30 research groups are active at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The research projects span across a broad range of topics covering various aspects of structure and function of biological systems. A majority of these topics is centered on biological membranes. Science for Life Laboratory, where many of our researchers are based, is also closely linked to the Department.
The long-term problem in cryo-EM about insufficient data due to uneven protein molecules distribution can now be reduced thanks to a new instrument for specimen preparation of cryo-EM grids, the Chameleon.
Researchers at DBB have determined the structure of one of nature's sharpest chemical tools, a protein radical. The results help us understand how nature can carry out very challenging chemical reactions and can ultimately be used in both medicine and green chemistry applications.