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Department of Molecular Sciences

We conduct research and education in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, food science and microbiology with focus on fundamental aspects as well as sustainable development and applications in the Green sector.


  • 29 March 2023

    LiFT education strengthens PhD students

    In March 2023, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala organized the course "Regulatory and ethical aspects of food production and consumption". Seventeen PhD students with different backgrounds from four universities came to SLU to gain insights into food ethics and legislation.
  • 23 March 2023

    Poltava State Agrarian University in Ukraine awards Galia Zamaratskaia with an honorary doctorate

    Galia awarded with honorary doctorate In March 2023, Associate professor Galia Zamaratskaia received the Doctor Honoris Causa award at the Poltava State Agrarian University, Ukraine for her impact on the development of a long-term collaboration in research and education.
  • 10 February 2023

    Protein nanofibrils in novel food products will not make you sick!

    nanofibrils research project Protein nanofibrils are a hot topic for many researchers to create suitable materials and food applications. Research conducted at the Food structure and properties group at the Department of Molecular Sciences earlier showed that protein nanofibrils can be made from a broad range of plant-based proteins such as legumes, cereals, and tubers and that these have interesting properties that can be used as stabilisers in food application.
  • 26 January 2023

    Is the plant-based diet attractive everywhere?

    plant based diet project overview To reach healthy nutrition goals, the EAT-Lancet Commission has underlined the need to reduce the consumption of animal-based foods and increase the consumption of plant-based foods. Consumption patterns and attitudes in Nordic countries are shifting towards a more plant-based diet. But what are the attitudes in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, and Lithuania? We will soon find out!
  • 25 January 2023

    Focus on livestock production - Care for a sustainable world!

    National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine In order to further promote research on animal health and welfare, and improve the overall quality of animal-based food, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, and the Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences organized an online conference.

About us

We investigate the molecular aspects of biologically relevant processes in nature and industry.

The Department actively collaborate with industrial partners. This has resulted in several patents and innovations. We also have two External Collaboration Specialists at the Department, specialising in Bioenergy and Food Quality. Read more about our collaboration with society here.

In total, ca 110 employees, including researchers, PhD students and technical and administrative staff work at the Department. 


We often collaborate with industrial partners and have two External Collaboration Specialists at the Department, specialising in Bioenergy and Food Quality.

Lennart Kenne's memorial fund

The Fund distributes two travel grants annually to PhD students or postdocs working on projects within natural product chemistry, mainly focused on structure determination.

Instruments and equipment

Do you want to rent our equipment of let us analyse your samples? Take a look at our NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, X-ray diffractometers and more here.

Internal information

For employees at the Department. Find information about computers, lab safety and framework agreements here.

Published: 08 February 2023 - Page editor: adrian.dauphinee@slu.se