- ERC grants for research on fungi and skeletons
- Location of strong sense of discomfort in brain found
- Tobias Andermann and Mattias Jakobsson awarded prizes from the The Royal Society of Sciences
- New findings on the genetic history of Europeans
- Julia Tavares awarded scholarship from the Stiftelsen Konung Carl XVI Gustafs 50-årsfond för vetenskap, teknik och miljö
Location of strong sense of discomfort in brain found
Researchers have identified a new neural circuit in the brain which produces a strong sense of discomfort when activated. Read more.
Current Research at our department
The Department of Organismal Biology is part of the Evolutionary Biology Centre and here you can read more about our research. Our research programs are Evolution and Development, Physiology and Environmental Toxicology, Systematic Biology and Human Evolution. The research at the department has a developmental and evolutionary theme including early vertebrate evolution, plant development and innate immune reactions in invertebrates and the phylogeny of these processes. The deepest branches in the tree of life are search for using bioinformatics and experimental molecular techniques. Research about how chemicals of anthropogenic origin interact with cellular functions and give rise to long-lasting adverse health effects in humans and wildlife is also performed. The department also has a collaboration with Scilife lab for ancient DNA. The Scilifelab ancient DNA facilitity is located here.
Do you want to become a biologist?
All bachelor's and master's biology educations and other biology courses at undergraduate level are coordinated all by the Department of Biology Education (IBG). At IBG, biologists are trained with diverse specializations such as cell biology, ecology, evolution, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, conservation, structural biology, systematics, toxicology, etc. Also engineers with specializing in biotechnology and bioinformatics, as well as teachers in biology and general science are educated at IBG. The Department of Organismal Biology is part of Evolutionary Biology Centre, a world-leading center for research and education, which attracts researchers and students from all over the world. If you are interested to continue as a researcher, you can read more about our postgraduate programs.