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Our Research

The research at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health spans a vast field, from cellular and molecular level to complex systems and over the broader subject fields health, environment, materials and energy.

Researcher in lab.
Photo: Jon Lindhe


The school’s research within the health field focuses on different levels, from cellular and organ level, to the human and complex systems. Our research can lead to new methods and products which promote health and contribute to improvements in preventive and curative healthcare.

Research is conducted on advanced biomaterials as well as the design and production of new polymers for medical application. New tools and methods are developed that can be used to study different medical issues.

A project that has attracted attention is the Human Protein Atlas (HPA), which has had the purpose of mapping all human proteins and which has led to important new knowledge within human biology and medicine.

Energy, Environment and Materials

This field includes i.a. the development of improved solar cells, of environmentally friendly and effective energy processes and energy conversion processes, as well as environmental issues and the production of chemicals and drugs.

The research within the field of materials includes design, analysis and the understanding of molecular systems and the applications of these on, for instance, bioorganic materials.

The school has significant activities at the Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab, in Solna and is strongly involved in the development of this national center for molecular life sciences, which is commonly conducted by KTH, the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University and Uppsala University.