Our researchers are committed to a series of inter-organisational research initiatives relevant to the research fields at the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
Research at the Department of Biomedical Sciences
The Department's research is translational and placed in the cross-field between basic health research and the clinic/industry. The aim of our research is to generate new knowledge that can be used in the prevention and treatment of diseases, for example diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and cancer.
Many of our research projects combine different approaches in an interdisciplinary setup, which often involve collaboration with other national and international research groups as well as the clinical sector and the industry.
The research takes place from ’bench to bedside’ and from ’bedside to bench’, and the projects cover everything from basic molecular and cell biologic projects to studies of intact animals and humans in both normal and pathophysiological stages.
The research is conducted within seven research themes which each consists of a number of research groups.
Cluster for Molecular ImagingFocuses on translational molecular imaging with PET and PET/MRI and on development of targeted radionuclide therapies (theranostics) for use in precision medicine in cancer, cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory disease.
Endocrinology and MetabolismStudies endocrinology and metabolism in health and disease towards novel approaches for prevention, diagnostics and treatment.
Physiology of Circulation, Kidney and LungStudies physiological, pathophysiological and diagnostic aspects of the heart, vasculature, kidney and lung, as well as interactions between these organ systems.
Inflammation, Metabolism and OxidationStudies inflammatory, oxidative and metabolic mechanisms behind non-communicable diseases, with a particular focus on cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Molecular Cardiology and Membrane ProteinsStudies proteins in health and disease with focus on cardiac and neurological disorders.
Core Facility for Integrated Miscroscopy
CFIM - Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy - is a technology platform offering access to a wide range of state-of-the art light and electron microscopes. Besides hosting equipment, CFIM provides expertise, training, and support.
Light microscopy sample preparation
Histolab at the Department of Biomedical Sciences offer histology services including conventional histology, immunohistochemistry and autoradiography.