Welcome to KBC

CafeteriaSix 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.


play Department of Chemistry

play Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC):
Depts. of Plant Physiology (UmU) and Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (SLU)

play Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG)

play Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
play Department of Physics

play Unit Forest Biomaterials and Technology at SLU (BTC)

play The Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab)

The Core Facilities and technical platforms are supporting the scientists in their research projects.

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Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2016, 23-26 February
UREM 2016 - Understanding and applying photosynthesis for a safe future
Organizers: Christiane Funk, Sylvia Larsson,  Johannes Hansson and Johannes Messinger

The Umeå Renewable Energy meeting 2016 is dedicated to presentations and discussions about how fuels and valuable products can be made with the help of sunlight. Examples are the storage of light energy in molecular fuels employing artificial photosynthesis, the production of biofuels and biomass by algae and trees, the cleaning of waste water and flue gasses using photosynthetic organisms, and the production of fish food by algae.

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KBC DAYS 2015 - with 300 registered participants

Tuesday 10 November - Wednesday 11 November 2015
Kemiskt Biologiskt Centrum KBC
Around 300 members of the KBC Departments and guests from affiliated departments participated in this year's KBC days 2015.

How to write grant applications, 3 ECTS
Organised by Karl-Erik Renhorn, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health
Date 23 November - 10 December
Max number of participants: 20 persons
NOTE! This course is open for PhD students from faculty of medicine and faculty of science and technology

More information, time plan and application form:
Thin Film Deposition technology (Physical Vapor Deposition), 1.5 ECTS
Course Instructor:
Roushdey Salh, Department of Physics, Umeå University
NEW Course Dates: 18, 19, 20 November 2015


Via the application form found in
Or via E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Application deadline: 13 November 2015.


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