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.


October 28 2016, 09
.15, Hall B, KC
Henry Ampah-Korsah
Biochemistry and Structural Biology
Exploring Unorthodox Aquaporins - Characterization of NbXIPs & AtNIPs

November 3 2016, 09.15, Hall C, KC
Andreas Kirscht 
Biochemistry and Structural Biology
Major Intrinsic Proteins - Structure, functions interactions


Sara Snogerup Linse, at CMPS, has in collaboration with four other chemistry researchers received a grant of 31 milion kr from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Project: “Physical chemistry of peptide-lipid co-assembly: from lipid-rich to peptide-rich". Congratulations! Read more here: KILU homepage and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Susanna Thörnroth-Horsefield has been awarded the Hugo Theorell Prize in Biophysics! Read more!

Press release! Article by Renzo Johansson, Derek Logan and coworkers on new knowledge about how production of the building blocks of DNA is regulated. Read more here:  Lund university press release, Kemivärlden Biotech and Skånska Dagbladet.  

Sara Snogerup Linse, at CMPS, has received a "Rådsprofessor-grant" of 47 milion kr  from Vetenskapsrådet (VR)! Congratulations! Read more!

Congratulations Tommy Cedervall, at CMPS, for receiving a grant from Formas!

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!