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The annual Nordic EMBL Partnership meeting 2020: Connecting with colleagues to increase future interactions

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From the Nordic EMBL Partnership's point of view: MIMS hosts the 10th annual Nordic EMBL Partnership meeting from Umeå, Sweden

Written by Annabel Darby, Communications officer for the Nordic EMBL Partnership

The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine held its 10th annual conference in slightly different circumstances to previous years. MIMS (Laboratory for Infection Medicine Sweden) hosted the conference from their home in Umeå. With travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the conference moved online for the first time. The ease of being able to present and participate online opened up access for both speakers and attendees, with a record 344 people registering for the event; the highest number in the meeting’s 10-year history. Read the full article here

From EMBL's point of view: The Nordic EMBL Partnership: supporting national research

Written by Dorota Badowska, EMBL Press Officer

The partnership between EMBL and four Nordic research institutions aims to stimulate scientific exchange and inspire scientific collaborations. This year’s conference of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine included many talks by EMBL researchers and a presentation by EMBL’s Director General. Read the full article here

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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