About Chemical Biological Centre (KBC)
KBC comprises several research departments from three faculties at Umeå University (UmU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). From the Faculty of Science and Technology the departments of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Plant Physiology, Physics, and Chemistry are involved. From the Faculty of Medicine the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics is participating in KBC. The Department of Forest Genetics (SLU) and the Department of Plantphysiology (UmU) form the Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC).
In the mid 1990th the chemistry and physiology buildings (kemi- och fysiologihusen) were connected by a new building. One of the ambitions with this was to strengthen the research in the interface between chemistry and biology. In 2006 the evaluation of future organization of chemistry in Umeå "Molekylärt samspel" suggested reorganization of chemistry linked to recruitment of new professors, also including other departments within the KBC complex. To support this development the university has appointed a KBC-group led by a scientific coordinator. The task for this group is to promote a positive and creative environment for research, graduate- and undergraduate teaching. The aim is to develop KBC into a world leading research and teaching environment.
Four young scientists from Spain, Poland, France and Germany explain some of the strongest aspects of being a researcher at Umeå University. They are PhD students, post docs and assistant professors at the Chemical Biological Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences with more than 800 people working in a highly creative research environment.
Concept and Direction: Eva-Maria Diehl and David Meyers
Cinematography and Sound: Mattias Pettersson
Editing and Production: Rewir, a part of the Intellecta Group