How to combine life-determining molecules

Bone healing, cancer treatment... the list of Professor Jöns Hilborn’s research interests is long. But they all have a single objective in common: to bond molecular pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

Meet the researcher who was diagnosed with cancer himself

Research within the Section of Chemistry

Our research is conducted on two different campuses (Ångström and BMC) where each department has its own research focus, you can read more about our two departments below.

The Department of Chemistry – BMC

The general theme of research is the synthesis and analysis of molecules and their assemblies, in order to understand their structural and chemical features, and their implications in life science and technology. Synthesis and characterization using advanced analytical and biophysical methods are important thematic areas of interest for all research programmes, while molecular recognition is a common theme to many groups.

The specific research topics in the different research programmes have evolved over time as a result of department  and programme strategies, available resources and the interests of the principal investigators. The department encourages the establishment of new research topics when they fit the strategic goals of a research programme and necessary resources are available.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström 

At Ångström, one of the research fields within chemistry is focused on the development of renewable energy sources and energy carriers. This area occupies a special position in Uppsala and includes solar cells, artificial photosynthesis, hydrogen production, fuel cells, biofuels from biomass and smarter batteries. World-leading research collaborative projects map the structure of metals and chemical compounds, including those with unique catalytic activity, electrical conductivity, and the ability to store energy, contributing to future sustainable energy systems.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström is organised into seven research programmes:

Research Networks

AngioScaff

- Angiogenesis-inducing Bioactive and Bioresponsive Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering.

BIODESIGN

- Rational Bioactive Materials Design for Tissue Regeneration.

CyanoFactory

- Design, construction and demonstration of solar biofuel production using novel (photo)synthetic cell factories.

Junior Faculty at Uppsala University

- Junior Faculty is an organization for junior researchers at Uppsala University.

StemTherapy

- Stem Cells for Regenerative Therapy.

Uppsala Center for Computational Chemistry  - UC3

- Uppsala Center for Computational Chemistry, UC3, is a virtual center consisting of research groups at Uppsala university working in the field of computational chemistry.

Postgraduate studies within Chemistry

A laurel-crown.

The postgraduate training provides the proficiency and experience necessary for carrying out independent research, over and above the specifications stipulated for basic and advanced level university education. After graduating you will be well prepared and qualified for a position at the best universities, nationally and internationally, in industry, public agencies, and society in general. If you are interested to start graduate studies, contact the research program  that you are interested in. The Faculty of Science and Technology holds the overall supervisory responsibility for postgraduate training.

Cannon salute outside Uppsala Castle during the conferment ceremony 2019.
Cannon salute during the conferment ceremony the 24th of May, 2019