Research at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) is essentially about the study of the fundamental processes that control all cell life and development. Studies of how genes are structured and organized, how gene activity is regulated and how gene information via RNA is translated into protein.
Proteins typically operate by interacting with other proteins or by transforming the molecules. The study of these processes is an essential element of all research at BMB. Protein function is often regulated by the proteins being modified in various ways, and identification of these modifications is also a key area for the Institute's research.
The Institute's research is very internationally oriented and takes place in close cooperation with many international research institutions and enterprises.