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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.

Genetic regulation of metabolism during hematopoietic stem cell emergence

27 January 2020
Brief description of project:  During human embryonic development, the first emergence of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) occurs around week…

Investigating the role of DNAJ proteins as suppressors of α-synuclein aggregation in models of Parkinson’s Disease

23 January 2020
Project: Formation of protein toxic aggregates is believed to be one of the main causes of pathology and disease progression in multiple neu…

Investigating the genetic basis of red colour vision in butterflies

15 January 2020
Main goal: To study genetic variation at duplicate long-wavelength visual opsin genes in metalmark butterflies, and examine their role in th…

3 projects from Department Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SLU, Umeå

25 June 2019
Personality as a driver of dispersal in rodentsBackgroundMajor natural disasters like flooding, drought and forest fires result in the local…

Identification of the pericyte specific secretome in an in vitro model of the neurovascular unit

13 May 2019
Description The neurovascular unit (NVU) contains endothelial cells joined by tight  junctions that shield the brain from the blood via the …

Targeting S1P signaling as novel strategy to treating hypertension and associated target organ damage

12 March 2019
Hypertension is the leading cause of disease burden in the developed world and a major modifiable risk factor for the development of several…

Investigating the genetic basis of color variation in butterflies: finding the genes and understanding the cost of making color

21 February 2019
Stockholm University: The Wheat lab is looking for Master’s students interested in learning about how butterflies make color, and the cost o…

Transcriptome analysis of En1-hemizygous mice in order to identify genetic susceptibility factors for Parkinson’s disease

12 February 2019
Are you interested in complex genetics and neuroscience? This project primarily includes whole-transcriptome gene expression analyses, but a…
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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

Claes von Wachenfeldt, room B-A223a
Claes [dot] von_Wachenfeldt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 34 56

Molecular biology, "general" 

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

One-year Master's (Magister)

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