SEK 30 million grant for malaria parasite research at MIMS
 The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grants Oliver Billker, professor and newly appointed director of The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University, SEK 30 million to study gene functions of malaria parasites.
"I am very grateful for this support. It is through this kind of generous and long-term funding that we will be able to ask big questions and to bring in the new technologies that we need to answer them," says Oliver Billker, who has recently been recruited as a professor of biotechnology at Umeå University.
"Our research wants to better understand the biology of malaria parasite in order to find new strategies against malaria, a disease that causes enormous suffering in the world, especially in countries with fewer financial resources and poor healthcare," says Oliver Billker.