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Chemistry at BMC

In our research, we try to understand the chemistry behind life's mysteries. Increased knowledge of how biological systems work and are affected by various chemical substances means that we can understand the cause behind diseases and find methods for diagnosing and treating them. To improve human health and the environment.

Department of Chemistry - BMC

The department of Chemistry – BMC embodies the main research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Technology. It is geographically located within Uppsala Biomedical Centre (BMC), a campus for scientific research and education in biology, chemistry, medicine and pharmacy.

The close vicinity to other campuses, the university hospital, several science parks, and UU innovation provides an excellent environment for research and education, and support for commercialization and external collaboration. Researchers at the department of Chemistry – BMC thus collaborate actively with people in many other disciplines, companies and organisations in Sweden and internationally by serving as expert advisors and research partners, or providing access to core facilities.

The department of Chemistry - BMC offers, together with the Department of Chemistry - Ångström, one of Sweden’s best educations in chemistry. The departments are together responsible for the Bachelor and Master programs in Chemistry at Uppsala University. We are also responsible for the Master of Science program in Chemical Engineering together with departments in the Faculty of Pharmacy. The department provides courses and parts of courses to other education programs, both within and outside the faculty. All educational programs are characterized by a wide range of courses at all levels, strong research connections, extensive lab work. The teachers are very competent, enthusiastic and use state-of-the-art pedagogic methods.

Research education is offered in biochemistry and chemistry without specialization, and with specialization in analytical chemistry and organic chemistry.

The department attracts many highly motivated students, lecturers, professors and researchers, from all over the world. They all contribute to an excellent and stimulating academic environment.

Last modified: 2021-09-29