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Department of Molecular Sciences

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At the Department of Molecular Sciences, we conduct research in the fields of chemistry, molecular biology, food science and microbiology. Our research is often performed in collaboration with

The Plant Catabolism Laboratory

We are interested in the mechanisms and functions of catabolic processes during development, aging and stress response at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels. Our experimental models span


Autophagy (“self-eating”) is a major catabolic process in eukaryotes that involves the sequestration of cytoplasmic contents into double membraned vesicles known as autophagosomes, which are then


Proteases cleave polypeptide chains and, in this way, modulate activity of target proteins and downstream pathways. Our current efforts are to unravel structure-function relationships of metacaspases

food printing

During the last year there has been ongoing work at SLU to create printable food inks from starch, fibre and protein rich fractions extracted from Faba beans. One of the persons that has been highly

Stress granules

Stress granules are transient membraneless organelles which are formed in eukaryotic cells in response to stress. They are composed of messenger ribonucleoprotein complexes, have core-shell

Insects as feed for trout

A problem with fish farming is that commercial fish feed contains fishmeal and fish oil. These raw materials are expensive and not very sustainable, because the already high demand for fish risks


MolSci PhD student Fredric Svensson has won the Gold Medal in the ISGS PhD Thesis Award. Each year, the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS) Board awards a prize to the student who has produced the


Close monitoring of raw milk quality is vital, as high quality in the final product can only be achieved using high-quality raw milk. Hence, approaches to characterise the raw milk, factors

A non-destructive tool for quality assurance of cheese ripening

There is a drive towards automation and continuous quality control of cheeses through real-time analysis during the ripening process. Development of novel technologies enable this trend. We present

How milk quality is affected by dairy farming system and sampling month

In two companion scientific publications in the Journal of Dairy Science, researchers at SLU report on how Swedish farm milk quality is affected by the dairy farming system (I) and the sampling month

Jäst gör fiskfoderolja av halm

Den olja, t.ex. palm- eller sojaolja, som används i foder till röding kan bytas ut mot “fet jäst” som odlats i ett halmbaserat substrat. Jästoljan har en liknande sammansättning och görs på en råvara