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Proposals for master’s degree project in molecular biology

Interested in carrying out a degree project? If you don't find any of the projects below to your liking, please contact any of the research groups at our department.

Latest proposals in Molecular Biology

Read the full descriptions of the proposals below at our blog Biology Education, where you also find all current proposals. In Lund University Student Paper database you will find completed master degree projects.

Genomics of the rockrose from Öland: Helianthemum oelandicum

16 February 2018
Helianthemum oelandicum, commonly referred to as the rockrose, is a low growing plant confined to rocky dry calcareous areas especially clos…

What is it like to see Sweden through the eye of a bumblebee?

16 February 2018
Main supervisor: Emily Baird Co-supervisor: Pierre Tichit Forty species of Bumblebees live in Sweden, and their buzzing flight can be heard …

Through the looking glass: analysis of oat & barley seeds using 3D X-ray & Neutron tomography

9 February 2018
Oat and barely are cereal crops mainly used as animal feed and in malting and brewing, respectively. However, there is an increasing consume…

Can WNT5A signaling affect the expression and activity of cathepsin L and B in breast cancer cells and thus suppress the invasive and metastatic properties of these tumor cells?

7 February 2018
Breast cancer is a solid tumor that originates in the duct and lobules and metastasizes to distant organs such as lungs, brain, bone and liv…

The Role of WNT5A in Cancer Cell Plasticity

7 February 2018
In this Master’s project, we aim to analyse the role of WNT5A in cancer cell plasticity and how this can regulate tumour progression. More s…

Functional significance of WNT5A signaling in the molecular evolution of BRAF-inhibitor resistant melanoma

7 February 2018
Malignant melanoma is a dreadful cancer type that often regarded as the most aggressive form of tumor at its metastatic stage with an overal…

Investigating the role of dnaJ proteins in suppression of alpha-synuclein aggregation in Parkinsonson’s Disease

16 January 2018
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world. 1-2 % of the population above 65 years of a…

The roll of wind in dung beetle orientation

11 January 2018
Dung beetles (Scarabaeus lamarcki) use celestial compass cues, for e.g. the sun and polarized light, to help them maintain a straight path w…
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Study advisor

Christina Ledje, Education Office
Christina [dot] Ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 73 16


Jóhanna B. Jónsdóttir, Education Office
Johanna_B [dot] Jonsdottir [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 73 15


Main coordinator

Klas Flärdh, room B-A222a
Klas [dot] Flardh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 85 84

Specialisation in Medical Biology

Bodil Sjögreen, room B-B205
Bodil [dot] Sjogreen [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 93 48

Specialisation Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Marita Cohn, room B-A107A
Marita [dot] Cohn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 72 56

Specialisation in Microbiology

Lars Hederstedt, room B-A242
lars [dot] hederstedt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 86 22

One-year Master's (Magister)

Torbjörn Säll, room B-A334
Torbjorn [dot] Sall [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 78 58