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About the department

The main tasks of the Department of Molecular Biology are to to provide research-based teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level, to do research at an international level, to transfer knowledge to companies, and to disseminate the results of our research to the general public within molecular biology and genetics.

Staff and students

  • 179 scientific staff
  • 100 technical and administrative staff
  • 123 PhD students
  • 215 Master students
  • 443 Bachelor students (272 molecular biology and 171 molecular medicine)

See a list of the department's staff, PhD students and students writing their MSc thesis


The department's staff participate in the education of students in biology, medical chemistry, molecular medicine, molecular biology and biotechnology.

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The research at the department covers the five main areas:

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Quantitative Genetics

Within these five main areas, we have 12 areas of research.

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The department is localised at seven different locations