A world-class research department

Research interests, ranging all the way from cell biology down to biophysics of single molecules, are divided into seven specialty programs.

Updated information on PhD courses

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 and Immunology, 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 programmes and research groups

Highlighting our research


The following courses are available to applicants from other institutions or departments. For further information follow the links below.


Research ethics courses*

  • Ethics of Technology and Science, part I
  • Research Ethics for Science and Technology

Introductory courses

Scientific writing courses

Other courses

* Recommended as a compulsory course in research ethics (for Licentiate and Doctor degree)
** Priority is given to students with special needs for support in English scientific writing 

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

Last modified: 2023-02-01