Six departments and two research units at Umeå university (UmU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) are forming one large multidisciplinary research centre: The Chemical Biological Centre (KBC- Kemiskt Biologiskt Centrum). Around 850 people are collaborating in a positive and creative environment in research and teaching. The KBC research school is organizing a graduate program for around 250 PhD students and each department offers a large varity of courses for bachelor and master students.
Although the departments are administratively independent, they have the ambition to share resources (technical platforms) and build up tight networks between the departments to overcome the borders of faculties and universities. To support this development the university has appointed the KBC Group led by a scientific coordinator, professor Per Gardeström. The group is meeting once a month and coordinating the activities at KBC. The aim is to develop KBC into a world leading research and teaching environment.
To read more about the research projects and research groups, please, visit the webpages of the individual departments.
Department of Chemistry
Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC):
Depts. of Plant Physiology (UmU) and Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (SLU)
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG)
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Department of Physics
Unit of Biomass Technology and Chemistry at SLU (BTC)
Research Group at dept of Applied Physics and Electronics
The Technical Platforms are core facilities supporting the scientists in their research projects.