Chemistry (KEMI)

At the division of Chemistry, research is being performed in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biotechnology, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, inorganic chemistry and in physical chemistry, especially computational chemistry.

The research teams consist of about fifteen senior scientists and twenty PhD students, and the research projects are often carried out in cooperation within the department, with other national and international research groups, and with industrial partners.

The broad research activities in chemistry fulfill the aim of the university towards Life Science, a multidisciplinary approach that brings together researchers and projects from chemistry, biology and physics.

Research at Chemistry division

Doctoral education

More about our research

Peter Nilsson.

Peter Nilsson’s molecules shine a light on Alzheimer’s research

“Even though I’m a professor now, I still spend a lot of time in the lab, as I know that when I’m working hands on, that’s when I get the new ideas,” says Peter Nilsson. He develops tracer molecules that are used in research into Alzheimer’s disease.

IFM big winner in WISE approved projects

In 2022 the research program approved its first ever PhD and Postdoc projects. Out of the 18 approved projects from LiU, nine came from IFM.

Electron microscopy image showing amyloid of corona virus spike protein.

Possible discovery of mechanism behind mysterious COVID-19 symptoms

The immune system can affect the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, leading to the production of a misfolded spike protein called amyloid. A new study points to a possible connection between harmful amyloid production and symptoms of COVID-19.




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