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Highlighting the MIBEst project- Molecular Infection Biology Estonia, 2019-2023

MIBEst project's main goal is to strenghten the research capacity on latent and chronic infections of Institute of Technology at University of Tartu by creating long-lasting links with internationally-leading research institutions: the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) at Umeå University, Sweden, and Basel Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland.

The expected outcome of the MIBEst Twinning project is establishing the integrated centre for molecular infection biology at University of Tartu, Institute of Technology (TUIT) premises. TUIT has research groups with competence on persistent/latent infections. This competence can be further used for facilitating development of novel therapeutic approaches. Cooperation with Basel Biozentrum and MIMS enables TUIT to enhance its competences in animal models, visualisation techniques, high throughput screening and through knowledge exchange, build lasting partnerships.

As an outcome of MIBEst, Estonian scientists will have new knowledge in infection biology with particular focus on advancement in models for latent infections and high throughput screening for promising candidates for anti-infective compounds.

Over the duration of the project, the following researchers from MIMS have been involved:

  • Maria Fällman
  • Anna Överby Wernstedt
  • Vasili Haurilyik
  • Björn Schröder


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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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Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
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Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
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