Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

The Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) is dedicated to investigate the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying various biological processes such as DNA/protein structure and function, immune regulation, chromatin structure, and gene expression, in organisms from bacteria to mammals.


Our research and teaching efforts focus on the biochemical and molecular understanding of fundamental processes that make up a living cell. Some of the areas that are covered include specific genes and whole genomes, how they are structured and control development of whole organisms, enzymatic modifications of nucleic acids and their role in gene expression, transcription factors, structural and functional analyses of key proteins in the cell, such as metal proteins, how antibodies work and can be improved, how antibacterial peptides function, how male and female hormones work in mammals, and identification of key signalling pathways in cancer cells. The research activities in the section benefit from a wide international collaborative network with inter-disciplinary experience. 

Research areas


  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Cancer Biology


Published Oct. 30, 2014 12:48 PM - Last modified Dec. 4, 2021 6:31 PM