DANDRITE, The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience, is the fourth Nordic partner in The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. On March 5th a delegation from MIMS and Umeå University participated in the ceremony at Aarhus University to celebrate the official opening of DANTRITE together with representatives from EMBL and from the nodes and universities in Finland and Norway, FIMM at Helsinki University and NCMM at University of Oslo.
Signed the new agreement of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine in Aarhus (from left to right):
Prof Poul Nissen, director for DANDRITE and Aarhus University, prof Thomas Wilhelmsson, Rector University of Helsinki, prof Lena Gustafsson, Vice-Chancellor Umeå University, Director General prof Iain Mattaj, EMBL, prof Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Aarhus University, prof Ole Petter Ottersen, University of Oslo, and the directors for the three other Nordic partner nodes prof Olli Kallioniemi, (FIMM), prof Bernt Eric Uhlin (MIMS) and prof Kjetil Taskén (NCMM).
- We congratulate our colleagues at DANDRITE and are looking forward to stimulating collaboration in our joint efforts to promote research excellence in molecular medicine by international recruitment of young research group leaders that are given strong support for their research and can take part in the scientific exchange among the nodes, says Bernt Eric Uhlin after returning from Danmark. We wish Poul Nissen, Anders Nykjær and Poul Henning Jensen good luck and success with the new challenge as they now establish DANDRITE.
At this occasion the partners also renewed the partnership agreement and it is now extended for a period of 10 years. Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson and MIMS Director Bernt Eric Uhlin signed the new agreement together with the EMBL Director General Iain Mattaj and the university Rectors and Directors of the other Nordic EMBL nodes.
Åke Forsberg, scientific secretary of MIMS, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Marianne Sommarin also attended the ceremony and participated in a first planning meeting among the four nodes.
The Danish Lundbeck Foundation is funding the Nordic partner institute for translational neuroscience with DKK 60 million over five years wiith option for extension with additional DKK 60 million.
More information on DANDRITE
Press release from EMBL, The European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Press release from Aarhus University (in Danish only)
Press release from Umeå University (in Swedish only)
picture: Lars Kruse, AU Kommunikation