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.



Thesis Defence!
150511 10.00  More information!
Janina Sprenger
Structural Biology
Polyamine pathway as drug target against malaria

Thesis Defence!
150522 10.15 Hall B Kemicentrum

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

Thesis Defence!
150528 9.30 Hall C Kemicentrum

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


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!

Fluid-like virus DNA facilitates viral infection!
CMPS Associate Professor Alex Evilevitch and colegues found that tightly packaged DNA in the viral capsid of a bacterial virus undergoes a solid-to-fluid–like structural transition that facilitates infection close to
37 °C. Read more!