Research at CMPS covers the molecular properties, structure, function, and interactions of proteins and other biomolecules.

Proteins regulate the flow of information and energy in cells and mediate the physical translocation and chemical transformations of cellular components. Protein assembly creates the intricate structures that make these processes possible. In short, proteins enable life. The ability to modulate the molecular interactions, structures and dynamics of proteins forms the basis for biomedical and biotechnological advances.

CMPS brings together scientists in biochemistry, molecular biophysics, structural biology, physical and theoretical chemistry. We uncover molecular principles and mechanisms while exploring structure, dynamics and function of key proteins in a highly integrated approach. Development of new powerful experimental and theoretical tools plays a key role.

CMPS includes two divisions at Lund University: Biochemistry and Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry.


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Evelina Kulcinskaja
Biochemistry and
Structural Biology
Beta-mannan degradation by gut bacteria

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Prof. Savvas Savvides, Ghent University
Molecular and structural dissection of pro-inflammatory complexes pivotal to widespread chronic allergic disorders. Abstract   

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Prof. Wael Elshemey, Cairo University
Molecular level signatures of tissues, native proteins, fat and DNA using Wide-angle X-ray Scattering technique. Abstract  

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Wael Awad
Biochemistry and
Structural Biology
Glypican-1:Structural and functional analysis of the N-glycosylated human protein

150612 10.15 Hall B KC

Sabeen Survery
Biochemistry and
Structural Biology
Characterization of Membrane Proteins: From a gated plant aquaporin to animal ion channel receptors


microRNAs – a new path to treatment!
CMPS Professor Sofi Elmroth and colegues are trying to find ways to use microRNA as markers which could be used to diagnose diseases and develop drugs! Read more!  

CMPS Professor Henrik Stålbrand has received
22 million from SSF!

The funding is for a project on biocatalysis for new products based on hemicellulose. Read more!