Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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    Edifici M

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was created, by agreement of the Governing Board of the UAB, on September 27th, 1985. Currently, the Department embraces a hundred of investigators with a PhD degree organized around 13 Consolidated Groups recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (SGRs), more than one hundred PhD students, and Administration and Services Personnel (PAS). The main objectives of the Department are the training of pre- and postgraduate students, the training of research staff and the development of basic and applied research in the field of Biotechnology and Biomedicine.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an inter-facultative department; It is made up of 4 Departmental Units located in 3 Schools within the Bellaterra campus: the Bioscience Unit, located in the School of Biosciences, the Veterinary Unit located in the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Units of Biophysics and Medicine that are located in the School of Medicine. It also includes teaching staff in 2 hospital teaching units: one at the Vall d'Hebron Hospital and the other at the Sant Pau Hospital, both in Barcelona.

Organisation profile

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Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Cell signaling and signal transduction: Biochemistry of the Nervous System. Cancer and cell cycle.
  • Gene regulation, structure and function of macromolecules: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Yeast. Structure and function of macromolecules. Gene regulation and chromatin structure.
  • Patologia molecular: Animals transgènics i teràpia gènica. Biofísica molecular i aplicació en biomedicina. Bioquímica clínica i marcadors moleculars pel diagnòstic.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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