Our Research

Introduction to the research at the Department

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 combination of the highly interdisciplinary expertise and research projects at the Departments is unique in Sweden and also at an international level. This expertise ranges across cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and theory. Some specific topics that are addressed include membrane protein biogenesis, membrane protein topology & assembly, mitochondria & chloroplasts, protein structure & function, protein folding & trafficing, lipid biosynthesis & function, energy conversion, DNA-RNA-PNA interactions, biological nitrogen fixation, viral membrane glycoproteins, protein structure & disease, bioinformatics, computational structural biology and development of theoretical tools.

The experimental studies are performed in different organisms and are also combined with the use of a wide range of advanced biochemical and biophysical techniques.

Detailed descriptions of the research projects are found at

Research Projects
Research groups


Head of Department
Martin Högbom
+46 8 16 2110

Deputy Head of Department
Christian Broberger
+46 8 674 72 92

Associate Head of Department with responsibility for undergraduate studies
Daniel Daley
+46 8 16 2910

Associate Head of Department with responsibility for SciLifeLab
Arne Elofsson
+46 8 16 1019