Post-doc positions in the Hauryliuk lab
Project: Many of the most significant pathogens have the capacity to invade human cells and to exploit the interior of their host cell as replicative niche. While human cells have powerful defense programs that can restrict the growth of such invaders, successful pathogens typically evolved to resist these attacks. In the Sixt Lab, we believe that a profound understanding of the molecular basis of this arms race could pave the way for innovative therapeutics that can fight pathogens by unleashing the host cell-intrinsic defenses. Specifically, we strive to explore cell-autonomous immunity and evasion mechanisms during infection with the obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis, and we seek ways to manipulate the balance to the benefit of the host.
We are currently seeking a PostDoc and a PhD student for a project that will apply state-of-the-art tools in molecular genetics, microscopy, and high-throughput genetic screening to determine the role of the Chlamydia-containing vacuole in counteracting cell-autonomous immunity.
Credit for image: Barbara Sixt, MIMS, Umeå University. Human cell infected with Chlamydia trachomatis.
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Several researchers within the MIMS/UCMR research community got funding from the Swedish Research Council: Jörgen Johansson, Anders Sjöstedt, Constantin Urban and Anna Överby Wernstedt. Congratulations to them!
Read the article (in Swedish) for more details here.
This year the Swedish Research Council distributed a more modest budget to support research projects at the field of medicine and health but there is high hope for next year as the government partitioned a higher bugdet for VR again.
Visit the website of the Swedish Research Council for more information: https://www.vr.se
Read the articel here about Ahmad Ali Ahmad's (postdoctoral researcher in the Sekulic Group at NCMM) visit in the group of Linda Sandblad (UCEM, Umeå University/MIMS) to learn all aspects of cryo-EM and apply this method to study centromeric chromatin.
Text: Lena Åminne, Source: https://www.umu.se/en/news/the-knut-and-alice-wallenberg-foundation_9723707/
The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) in Umeå has been granted SEK 170 million in operational support and another SEK 68 million for recruitments into data-driven Life Science by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. WCMM Umeå will work in close collaboration with MIMS to further fortify Umeå’s already strong position in the field.