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.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, KTH and Uppsala University have mapped how cells in the human spinal cord are formed in the embryo and which genes control this development. This could lead to new knowledge about how injuries and diseases in the spinal cord occur and how they can be treated.
Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University, based at Science for Life Laboratory, together with collaborators from Helsinki University and UCL, have published a study that highlights the composition of a complete respiratory supercomplex, and how it shapes the membrane in order to support energy conversion for cellular life.