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The MIMS Group Leaders

The independent Junior MIMS Group Leaders are the centre of MIMS. The recruitment of young international scientists is following the EMBL model. The MIMS Group Leaders and their laboratories are evaluated after five years by external reviewers. After a positive evaluation the funding of the MIMS Group Leaders will prolongued for additional four years.

Jonas Barandun 1150 square
Jonas Barandun Department of Molecular Biology
Visualizing unique molecular machines important for the infection process - Organism specific elements in universally conserved assemblies
Ellen Bushell
Ellen Bushell, Department of Molecular Biology
Parasite-host interactions that govern malaria infection and disease
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Felipe Cava, Department of Molecular Biology
Understanding the structure and composition of bacterial cell walls – a database opens for new antibacterial strategies

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Gekara Nelson 1150 MPN square Nelson Gekara, Department of Molecular Biology
Regulation of the innate immune reaction during infection – chronic inflammatory disease development
Vasili Hauryliuk 1150 MPN square
Vasili Hauryliuk, Department of Molecular Biology
The molecular mechanisms of bacterial stringent response – adaptation of pathogens to environmental stress
Henriksson Johan 5551 190411 MPN web square

Johan Henriksson
Department of Molecular Biology

T cell systems biology

Overby Anna 1150 MPN square
Anna Överby Wernstedt, Department of Clinical Microbiology
The innate immune defence mechanisms against tick borne encephalitis virus – restriction factors for new therapies
Puhar Andrea 8988 MPN square Andrea Puhar, Department of Molecular Biology 
Extracellular ATP – an endogenous danger signal and its role in intestinal infection and inflammation
Bjorn Schroder Christopher Coe square Björn Ole Schröder, Department of Molecular Biology
Gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier function
Sixt Barbara 1150 MPN square
Barbara Sixt, Department of Molecular Biology
Cell-autonomous immunity – uncovering the pathogen-suppressed cellular defense pathways

MIMS Team Leaders

Sandblad Linda 2916 square

Linda Sandblad, Department of Molecular Biology
Director of the Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

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The spatial, intramolecular structure and interatctions of bacterial cytoskeleton protein networks - Cryo-EM studies

   

MIMS Mentors and Affiliated Alumni MIMS Group Leaders

MIMS was established founded by faculty members within the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR). The founding director professor Bernt Eric Uhlin and his colleagues and professors at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology act as mentors for the young group leaders.

Arnberg Niklas 4087 110823 MPN square    

Niklas Arnberg, Professor in Virology
Department of Clinical Microbiology
MIMS affiliated since 2008
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Research area: Virus-host interactions - Adenoviridae and Picornaviridae families

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Sven Bergström, Senior Professor
Department of Molecular Biology

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Research area: Pathogenesis, antigenic variation and genetic organization

Billiker Oliver 9205 180905 MPN square

Oliver Billker, Professor in Biotechnology with an emphasis on Molecular Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology
Director of MIMS (since 1 October 2018)

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Research area: Malaria parasite transmission and reproduction in mosquitoes

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Thomas Borén, Professor in Molecular Biology
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Research area: Protein-carbohydrate interactions during health and disease - Helicobacter pylori

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Andrei Chabes, Professor in Medical Chemistry
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
MIMS affilitated since 2008

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Research area: dNTPs and maintenance of genome stabilityResearch area: dNTPs and maintenance of genome stability

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Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor, Alumna MIMS GL
Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany,
Honorary Professor, Institute for Biology, Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany
MIMS Group leader 2008-2013
Visiting Professor 2014-2017

Patron of the MIMS Excellence by Choice Postdoctoral Programme

Fallman Maria 2105 120507 MPN square

Maria Fällman, Professor in Medical Microbiology
Department for Molecular Biology
Deputy Director of MIMS

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Research Area: Molecular mechanisms involved in bacterial persistence in host tissue

 Forsberg Ake 0487 160907 MPN square

Åke Forsberg, Senior Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
Scientific Secretary of MIMS

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Research area: Molecular mechanism of Type III secretion systems in Yersinia

 Jorgen Johansson MPN square

Jörgen Johansson, Professor in Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular Biology
MIMS Group leader 2009-2016

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Research area: Stress regulatory mechanisms and RNA-mediated regulation in the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogen

Lundmark Richard SVV 5572 150826 MPN square

Richard Lundmark, Lecturer
Department of Integrative Medical Biology
MIMS Group leader: 2010-2017

Director of the Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)

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Research area: Mechanisms and dynamics of endocytic carrier formation during infection

 Uhlin Bernt Eric 5460 110517 MPN Square

Bernt Eric Uhlin, Senior Professor
Founding Director of MIMS and UCMR
Department of Molecular Biology

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Research area: Bacterial virulence mechanisms of the opportunistic pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii and the versatile pathogen Escherichia coli.

Constantin Urban 5399 110516 MPN square

Constantin Urban, Lecturer
Department of Clinical Microbiology
MIMS Group leader from 2009 - 2013

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Research area: Defence mechanisms of the innate immune system – neutrophils and fungal infections; Candida and Aspergillus

Nyunt Wai Sun 8856 151127 MPN square

Sun Nyunt Wai, Professor in medical microbial pathogenesis
Department of Molecular Biology
Members of the National Steering Board, NDPIA

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Research area: Roles of bacterial membrane vesicles and Vibrio cholerae type VI secretion system in host interactions and inter-bacterial virulence.

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Hans Wolf-Watz, Senior professor
Department of Molecular Biology

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Structure and Function of bacterial secretion systems (Type III) in Yersinia – innovative targets for new drugs 

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