Department of Integrative Medical Biology

The Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB) was founded in January 1999 by combining the previous Departments of Anatomy, Histology & Cell Biology and Physiology.

Our research is mainly in the areas of neurobiology, myology and diabetes as well as endocytosis and exocytosis.

Basic education in Anatomy, Cell Biology, Physiology and Histology is given mainly to medical, dental, biomedical, nursing, logopedics and cognitive science students.

The Department has about 90 employees and visiting scientists.

IMB is one of thirteen Departments within the Faculty of Medicine.

We are affiliated with the Wallenberg Centre of Molecular Medicine

Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University are now available

Among our research areas are:


Laboratory of Innate Immune Regulation
Membrane Sculpting Group


Ion Channels and Neuronal Signaling
Laboratory of Dexterous Manipulation
Laboratory of Motor Control
Laboratory of Muscle Biology
Laboratory of Neural Repair and Cellular Therapy
Neural Transplantation
Neuropeptide Research Team
Physiology of cortical microcircuits
Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging
Dimitriou Laboratory
Petersson Laboratory
Marcellino Laboratory
Sultan Laboratory
Wilson Laboratory

Infection Biology

Laboratory of Innate Immune Regulation
Membrane Sculpting Group

All research areas of the Department can be found here.

Chairman (prefekt): Professor Per-Arne Oldenborg
telephone +46 90-786 5974
mobile phone +46 70-337 5974

Vice Chairman: Docent Karl-Gunnar Westberg
telephone +46 90-786 6948
mobile phone +46 70-352 46 45


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Contact Information

Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB)
Johan Bures väg 12
901 87 Umeå 

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Tel:  +46 90-786 50 00

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