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Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts research and education of highest quality in three main fields: biomolecular sciences, environmental sciences, and fundamental chemical sciences.

Research at the department is strongly focused on basic science and covers a wide scientific spectrum from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied illustrate the chemical and biological interplay between molecules in our natural environment as well as in living systems. The department comprises about 60 academic staff and 75 postgraduate/PhD students.

The department is responsible for the undergraduate programs in chemistry, organic- and medicinal chemistry, molecular biology, genomics and systems biology as well as the bachelor program in Pharmacy. Our teaching staff also participates in educational programs in biology, atmospheric, environmental and marine sciences, and in programs to become teacher or engineer. The department runs outreach activities including extensive contacts with school, industry, authorities and society. 

Current publication

Somatic cells initiate primordial follicle activation and govern the development of dormant oocytes in mice. Zhang H, Risal S, Gorre N, Busayavalasa K, Li X, Shen Y, Bosbach B, Brännström M, Liu K. Current Biology 2014

Stress granule-defective mutants deregulate stress responsive transcripts. Yang X, Shen Y, Garre E, Hao X, Krumlinde D, Cvijović M, Arens C, Nyström T, Liu B, Sunnerhagen P. PLoS Genetics 2014

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International Master's programmes

Study for a Master's degree in Natural science at the University of Gothenburg.

Doctoral studies

Read more about the department's third-cycle education.

Research

Research at the Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology

Two localities

We are located at Campus Johanneberg and Medicinareberget.