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Ingvar Carlsson Award to Anna Överby

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MIMS group leader Anna Överby received Ingvar Carlsson Award 2012

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research SSF has awarded 14 young Swedish scientists with 42 million SEK to support their start up of newly and  independent research projects after their return to Sweden from postdoctoral studies abroad. Anna, the only awardee at Umeå University, received 2.95 million SEK for her research on "Viperin against flavivirus: mechanisms of an antiviral protein" (2012-01-19).

Press release and summary of the project in Swedish (
Anna Överby's web page

Emmanuelle Charpentier took the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle has been awarded jointly with Jennifer Doudna the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. She is a former group leader at MIMS, honorary doctor at Umeå University and former visiting professor at UCMR.

Movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (

Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
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Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
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