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Nobel Laureate Brian Kobilka will visit Umeå University 12 December

Nobel Laureate Brian Kobilka will give a talk at Umeå University on 12 December, 11.00. In the afternoon he will also visit KBC and meet with young group leaders, PhD students, and highschool students. The professor of molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, shares the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 with Robert Lefkowitz, Duke University. Both are being honored for their discoveries about the structure and function of a common signal interceptor, the G protein-coupled receptors on the membranes of living cells.

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Programmable RNA complex could speed genome editing in the lab - Publication in Science by Emmanuelle Charpentier and colleagues

[2012-06-29] For bacteria, snipping apart DNA that bears certain signature sequences is a defense mechanism. For scientists working in the lab, the same strategy can be a powerful research tool. With a newly discovered component of an adaptive bacterial immune system, scientists have identified a targeted method of slicing DNA that they say can be easily customized for a variety of applications in the lab.

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Eric K Fernström Prize 2012 to Andrei Chabes

Andrei ChabesAndrei Chabes, group leader at MIMS  and docent at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, will receive Umeå University's Eric K. Fernström prize 2012 for young and promising scientists. The prize committee at the Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University, decided to award Andrei Chabes for his "outstanding and innovative research on how DNA building blocks regulate important processes in the cell".

The prize amount is 100.000 SEK and Andrei will receive the prize at the Academic Autumn Ceremony at Umeå university. According to the founder of the prize, the ship-owner Eric K.Fernström, the Fernström foundation awards every year six young researchers at Sweden's six university medical faculties.

For the fourth time in a row the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University selected a MIMS group leader. In former years Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jörgen Johansson, and Niklas Arnberg already received the prize.

Press release of Umeå University (in Swedish only available)
Web page of the Eric K. Fernström foundation at Lund University (in Swedish)



New EU course webportal for biomedical postgraduate courses: www.on-course.eu

on-course skärm_250A new EU course webportal is available now!

On-course claims to be "the most comprehensive biomedical and medicines research and development postgraduate course portal in Europe".
on-course® is powered by EMTRAIN, the European Medicines Research Training Network. The EMTRAIN project is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Joint Undertaking, a large-scale public-private partnership between the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry association EFPIA.
From Umeå university and UCMR/MIMS the Laboratories for Chemical Biology Umeå (LCBU) at the department of chemistry are our EMTRAIN partners.

Find courses and more information available on

play www.on-course.eu! 

Seminar by John Overington webcasted from FIMM to Umeå


EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (FIMM - MIMS - NCMM) joint Special Seminar at the Biomedicum in Helsinki.
Video transfer of the talk to Umeå and Oslo simultanously.

Speaker:

John Overington
EMBL Outstation - Hinxton,
European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK

Title: 
A data mining synthesis approach to the discovery of impersonalised, robust and safe therapies

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Niklas Arnberg receives 1 million SEK from Torsten Söderberg's Foundation

arnberg niklas thumbNiklas Arnberg, group leader at MIMS and professor at the Departement of Clinical Microbiology, is one of three Umeå University researchers who received funds from the Torsten Söderberg Foundation.
Niklas is funded with one million SEK for his research project "virus receptors: their role for tropism, therapy and targeting".

Read the press release from Umeå University (in Swedish)
More about the Torsten Söderberg foundation (in Swedish)

The project description (in Swedish)

Role of NADPH Oxidase versus Neutrophil Proteases in Antimicrobial Host Defense - Publication in PLoS ONE by Constantin Urban and colleagues

Neutrophil proteases but not NADPH oxidase are dispensable in immune defence against Aspergillus fumigatius  and Burkholderia cepacia. This work identified individual contributions of neutrophil defences against microbial pathogens that are common in Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) patients and thus can guide to new therapeutic approaches.

Original Publication:
Vethanayagam RR, Almyroudis NG, Grimm MJ, Lewandowski DC, Pham CTN, et al. (2011) Role of NADPH Oxidase versus Neutrophil Proteases in Antimicrobial Host Defense. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28149. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028149

Seven MIMS group leaders funded by the Swedish Research Council

Seven MIMS group leaders funded with 20.4 SEK by the Swedish Research Council (VR).
Emmanuelle Charpentier:  4. 2 million SEK  for  2012-2015 
Nelson Gekara: 2.7 million SEK  for 2012-2014
Constantin Urban: 2.1 million SEK for 2012-2014
Anna Överby Wernstedt: 3.0 million SEK for 2012-2014
Thomas Borén: 3.45 million SEK for 2012-2014
Åke Forsberg: 1.5  million SEK for 2012-2014
Hans Wolf-Watz: 3.45 million SEK for  2012-2014

Press release from Swedish Research Council  on funding in Medicine and health
Press release from Swedish Research Council on funding in Natural and Technical Sciences

Kraftfull substans för nytt läkemedel mot smittsam ögoninfektion

ME0322_PM_AngewChemieJune2011Ny salva eller droppar mot en smittsam och allvarlig ögoninfektion kan nu utvecklas tack vare kreativ forskning i Umeå. Det verksamma ämnet är framtaget av forskare vid Umeå Centre for Microbial Research och Laboratoriet för molekylär infektionsmedicin.

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Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
Or watch the original movie on:
https://kaw.wallenberg.org/

Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
Or watch the original movie on:
https://kaw.wallenberg.org/

footer all slides 2014-02-06


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