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.


151204 9.15 Hall B KC

Irem Nasir
Biochemistry and
Structural Biology
Fluorescent Probes and Protein Misfolding: Methods and Applications.

151209, 13.15
Hall B KC
Egle Virzintiene
Biochemistry and
Structural Biology
The Mrp antiporter and the membrane domain of respiratory complex I.


Congratulations Ingemar André, at CMPS, for receiving funding from the Swedish Research Council!

Ingemar André, at CMPS, has been awarded this year’s Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize. He receives the prize for his research within protein design. Read more!

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

Ingemar André, at 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 Alex Evilevitch at CMPS and colegues provide potential new target to interfere with viral life cycle. Read more!