Uppsala BioCenter consists of the following departments:
The department undertakes fundamental and applied research focused on interactions involving plants, pathogenic, symbiotic and saprotrophic fungi and other microorganisms and their role in forest and agricultural systems.
Important research areas include ecosystem and molecular ecology, population biology and the molecular regulation of microorganisms as well as modelling and practical managment of plant diseases.
The Department conduct research in the fields of inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, natural products chemistry, molecular biogeochemistry and molecular biology. We isolate, characterize and commercialize a wide spectrum of bacteria, archaea, yeasts and filamentous fungi as well as their metabolites. Our research is also directed towards an increased understanding about microbial complexity and its function in different environments and in response to different treatments. We investigate the composition and properties of our most common foods, and explores how these are affected by different factors in the food value chain, from raw material to consumer product. Our research considers composition, structures and properties of the most common foods of animal as well as plant origin.
Or work is often performed in collaboration with industrial partners and has resulted in several patents and tech companies.
Department of Plant Biology
The central mission of the department is to develop basic knowledge about developmental processes and defence in plants.
The department focuses on genetic, cellular and molecular research addressing questions fundamental for the biology of whole plants, and of interactions between plants and other organisms.