Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Revealing the evolution of bacteria

Technical developments in recent decades have made it possible to characterize the genomes of every living thing. The study of the genomes of micro-organisms that have adapted to humans, animals and plants is adding further pieces to the puzzle. New DNA sequencing techniques are making it possible to make revolutionary discoveries about the origins and evolution of bacteria. Read interview with Siv Andersson

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 groups

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