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Nomination for the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program is open

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has set up a long-term program for young researchers: Wallenberg Academy Fellows.

The purpose of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program is to give young researchers working conditions that enables them to focus on research and tackle difficult, long-term research questions.

Swedish universities are invited to nominate candidates for the program, which candidates then the Swedish Academies will evaluate and select the most promising researchers and the universities will then take long-term responsibility for these individuals.

The Wallenberg Academy Fellowship provides a great funding opportunity to start a research lab in Sweden. 

About Umeå University

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 36,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff. The university is home to a wide range of high-quality education programmes and world-class research in a number of fields. Umeå University was also where the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, distances are short. The university's unified campus encourages academic meetings, an exchange of ideas and interdisciplinary co-operation, and promotes a dynamic and open culture in which students and staff rejoice in the success of others.

About The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, MIMS

MIMS is the Swedish Node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, hosted at Umeå University, where MIMS is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology and closely connected to the University Hospital of Umeå. Affiliated scientists across Sweden concentrate on understanding how viruses, bacteria and parasites cause disease and how their hosts respond to infection. MIMS brings together researchers from many disciplines to answer important and fundamental questions of infection biology. At the regional and national level MIMS contributes to and benefits from state-of-the-art research infrastructures in imaging, genomics and structural biology.

MIMS is hosted at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University, which works with a wide variety of research topics within the field of molecular biology:


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In case of interest or with nominations, please contact us before 11th September via email:
Dominik Fischer
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Science Managar at MIMS

Oliver Billker
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Director of MIMS


MIMS Symposium 11 November 2022

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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