Department of Cell and Molecular Biology


The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology has 220 employees in six research programs. There are 37 research groups and 20 professors of different subjects.


Basic and advanced courses

The department participates primarily in the education of the engineering program in molecular biotechnology, bachelor program in biology, master's programs in biology and applied biotechnology, but also in many other programs and courses within and outside the faculty. See more at the biology education centre .

Postgraduate education

Graduate students are admitted to all the research and all services are advertised through the Uppsala university's job portal. ICM has about 70 students.


The Department is organized into six major programmes: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology, Structure and Molecular Biology. The research is funded by a grant from a large number of external contributors.

Within these six programmes are several research groups working: Overview of our research groups

The ICM Board



  • Johan Åqvist, regular
  • Maria Selmer, regular
  • Filipe Maia, regular
  • Dirk Hasse, regular
  • Anna Suarez Larsson, 1 st alternate
  • Sanna Koskiniemi, 2 nd alternate
  • Johan Elf, 3 rd alternate

PhD students:

  • Asgeir Astvaldsson, regular
  • Jonas Kjellin, regular
  • Magnus Stårsta, regular
  • Anna Munke, 1 st alternate
  • Laura Lehmann, 2 nd alternate


  • Ylva Lönnerholm, regular
  • David Fange, 1 st alternate