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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Gevorg Grigoryan, Dartmouth College.
Design and Designability of Protein Structure towards Novel Functions. Read more!

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Robert Lizatovic
Biochemistry and
Structural Biology
The Design and Structure Prediction of Protein Oligomers.


Congratulations Wael Awad, from CMPS, winner of the UM15 Best Thesis Award and Eva-Christina Ahlgren, also from CMPS, winner of the UM15 Best Poster Award at MAX IV Laboratory. Read more!

Ingemar André, from CMPS, has been awarded 2015 year’s Svedberg prize! He received the award for his innovative contributions within protein design. Read more!

Scientists Identify Achilles’ Heel of Virus’s Tough Outer Shell!
The findings of CMPS Ass Professor Alex Evilevitch and colegues provide potential new target to interfere with viral life cycle. Read more!