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Andrea Puhar elected as board member of Svenska Föreningen för Mikrobiologi

Text written by Nóra Lehotai. Picture: Andrea Puhar, MIMS group leader, Umeå University. Credit: Mattias Petterson.

Puhar Andrea 8961 151127 MPNMIMS group leader Andrea Puhar became a board member of Svenska Föreningen för Mikrobiologi.

The Svenska Föreningen för Mikrobiologi (SFM; Swedish Society for Microbiology) is an organization which collects and provides membership for individuals interested in microbiological sciences. SFM aims to support the progress and development of fundamental and applied microbiology both at the national and international level since the society is the Swedish node of FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies). SFM organises scientific symposia, workshops and other networking activities, and they also collaborate with NDPIA to organize courses for young scientists.

Useful links

Get to know more about SFM; what are the advantages of being a member and how to become a member:

You can also visit the website to read more about all Swedish microbiology related associations:

Visit the FEMS website to learn more about the European Microbiological Societies:

Visit NDPIA website:

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.

Movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (

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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