A world-class research department

Research interests, ranging all the way from cell biology down to biophysics of single molecules, are divided into seven specialty programs.

Updated information on PhD courses

Our research

Research at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is focused on understanding how living organisms function at the cellular level. This is done at many different levels with different methodologies. We are divided into seven research programs which all focus on different areas of cell and molecular biology: Computational biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structural Biology. The scientific basis of what we do lies in biology, but our research overlaps with other areas such as medicine, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, engineering sciences and physics.

Overview of our research programmes and research groups

Highlighting our research

PhD courses

Academic Teacher Training Course

  • This Academic Teacher Training Course is offered to international teachers and researchers as well as doctoral students who will be spending extensive periods of time at Uppsala University and taking part in teaching.
    Organizer: Division for Quality Enhancement, Academic Teaching and Learning

Working with infectious substances

  • For those who don’t have the experience or are not familiar with the Swedish laws and regulations governing work with infectious substances or GMM, there is a one day course held several times each semester. During this course we will discuss the organization of Uppsala University, Swedish laws and ordinances, work with infectious substances, incidents and accidents, practical risk assessments, and there is an exercise with containment and clean-up of a simulated biological spill. For Ph.D students the course is worth 1 hp. 

Research Ethics for Science and Technology

  • This course aims at improving your capacity to reflect on your preconceptions and values with regard to problems of research ethics. All the fundamentals of research integrity and responsible conduct of research are covered by a teaching staff of experienced national experts.
    This 2 credit course consists of lectures, seminars, and group work. You’ll get to discuss research ethics with PhD students from the faculties of technology and natural sciences and learn from others’ experiences

Contact person: Stefan Eriksson, Senior Lecturer & Associate Professor of Research Ethics

Introduction to postgraduate studies

Writing Scientific English for ESL (English second-language)

Advance Scientific Programming with Python

  • Advanced Scientific Programming with Python is targeted towards PhD students from all disciplines who regularly use programming in their research. Our plan is to introduce our students to commonly used software development tools and help them become better programmers.
Introduction to postgraduate studies, 3 hp
  • All postgraduate students in biology are expected to take the course during their first year.
    Course content:
    Organisation, study plans, staff and functions in biological departments, safety and security, administrative routines, etc.
    An overview of the research and research facilities at EBC and BMC, including the Botanical Garden, the Museum of Evolution, Scilifelab and the field stations 
    Library service and literature search
    Working as a teching assistant
    Popular science opportunities  
    To write an application
    Good scientific practice 
    Philosophy of science

Info: Anssi Laurila, 471 6493

Research Introduction for New PhD students, 3 hp

Centers and Networks

Reserachers at ICM are involved in several national and international networks, see the respective group pages. Two networks are based at ICM:

Centers and Networks