56,8 million SEK funding from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for infection research in Umeå
Important funding for MIMS and UCMR.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation considers two projects lead by MIMS scientists that they will lead to scientific breakthrough and assigned them with extraordinary funding.
The project "New drugs against viral infections of the respiratory tract and eyes" will receive 23,8 million SEK and has the long-term goal to identify the detailed mechanisms that viruses use to get into a cell. The main applicant is Niklas Arnberg, professor and group leader at MIMS.
The second project will mainly study "New strategies to disarm bacteria" and receives 33 million SEK . Main applicant of this project is MIMS/UCMR group leader professor Sven Bergström, also head of the department of Molecular Biology.