25 million SEK for a project to study and inhibit bacterial virulence
Infection research in Umeå will receive considerable funding from the Swedish Council for Strategic Research (SSF). Within the SSF programme Molecular mechanisms in the interplay between microorganisms/parasites and their hosts (man, domestic animals, plants and forest trees) in relation to disease, nine research projects will be supported with a total of SEK 225 million, one project is hosted by Umeå University. Under the leadership of Mikael Elofsson a joint project with Karolinska institute will receive SEK 25 million over the next five years. From Umeå is also Åke Forsberg involved in the project which will focus on substances to study and inhibit bacterial virulence.
Fredrik Almqvist is co-applicant in a second project lead by Birgitta Henriques-Normark, professor at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Linnaeus Visiting Professor at UCMR.
Read more in the press release on Umeå University's web page (in Swedish)
Read the press release from SSF (in Swedish)