Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Recent news

  • Prize to biochemist Pål Stenmark at DBB 2017-10-19 The Board of Directors of Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Foundation has decided to award Pål Stenmark at Stockholm University and Anna Överby Wernstedt at Umeå University the foundations personal prize and a research grant totaling 425,000 SEK each.
  • Wallenberg grant increase knowledge about elementary particles and cells' molecular lives 2017-09-29 How can the microcosm of co-acting protein molecules of the cell be stable and function as well as it does? How can the Higgs boson, against current theories, be so easy? Two research projects at Stockholm University supported by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, seek the answers.
  • A new Botulinum Neurotoxin discovered 2017-08-03 The first new Botulinum Neurotoxin in almost half a century has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University and Harvard Medical School. Botulinum toxins are widely used to treat a growing list of medical conditions. The article has been published in Nature Communications.
  • New method helps fighting future pandemics 2017-07-07 By developing a new technique for labeling the gene segments of influenza viruses, researchers now know more about how influenza viruses enter the cell and establish cell co-infections – a major contributing factor to potential pandemic development.
  • New insights into the toxin behind tetanus 2017-06-27 Tetanus toxin is the neurotoxin that causes lockjaw. Many are vaccinated, but tetanus still kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide. Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, led by Dr Pål Stenmark, have now uncovered the poison’s structure. For the first time, the way the poison is constructed has been revealed.