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Master student thesis projects in the Henriksson lab

Master thesis projects available in advanced molecular biology protocol development, of relevance for CAR T cells and malaria high-throughput screening! Hard working students who are prepared to roll up their sleeves and move out of their comfort zone are most welcome to apply :)

We are developing several protocols to improve the efficiency of pooled CRISPR or barseq screens, where extracting more information about each cell will boost the statistics. This is especially important when the cells are few (primary cells) or the expansion is uneven (in vivo screens). The project may also be combined with bioinformatics (python, R or java) based on student interests.

Keywords: Cloning, sequencing, inverse PCR, padlock probes, UMIs, mate pairing, HiC, ATACseq, RNAseq, CRISPR, cell culture, lentiviruses, bioinformatics

Henriksson lab position June2021

Illustration by Johan Henriksson. 

You don't need to be a biologist if you are interested in computing sciences and or mathematics and interested in systems biology or statistics, you will get a very good opportunity to learn from Johan Henriksson at MIMS. We like to model biology through equations. Do you want to help us? Summer projects/thesis options/etc possible.

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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.

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Emmanuelle Charpentier, Alumna at MIMS, Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany.

Link to the Emmanuelle Charpentier Lab

Battling antibiotic resistance

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Research about infectious diseases:

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Emmanuelle Charpentier
about her research at MIMS

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