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MIMS -UCMR Minisymposium

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MIMS-UCMR Minisymposium!

In connection with the meeting of the UCMR/MIMS Board, MIMS and UCMR organise a halv-day symposium with speakers from MIMS and UCMR as well as our new UCMR guest professor, Mikael Rhen, Karolinska Institute.

Date: Tuesday, 31 MAY 2016, 8.30 - 11.30
Place: Triple Helix, University Liaison Building
(Samverkanshuset), Level 3

Chairpersons: Anna Arnqvist, Department of Medical Chemistry and Biophysics, and Niklas Arnberg, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University


Anna Linusson
, Group leader, Department of Chemistry, UmU
Discovery of selective inhibitors targeting acetylcholinesterase 1 from disease-transmitting mosquitoes

Mikael Rhen
, Karolinska Institute. UCMR/MIMS Guest professor
Alternative approaches for studying salmonellosis

Nelson Gekara
, MIMS Group Leader, Molecular Biology, UmU
Role of DNA repair proteins in Innate Immune Regulation

Anna Överby, MIMS Group Leader, Clinical Microbiology, UmU
Tick-borne encephalitis virus and the antiviral interferon system

9.50–10.10 Coffee

Vasili Hauryliuk
, MIMS Group Leader, Molecular Biology, UmU
The role of ribosome-associated stress factors in antibiotic tolerance and resistance

Andrea Puhar, MIMS Group Leader, Molecular Biology, UmU
Regulation of inflammation by the danger signal ATP in the gut

Magnus Wolf-Watz, Group leader, Department of Chemistry, UmU
Protein dynamics in T3SS mediated effector secretion

11.10- 11.30 Jörgen Johansson, MIMS Group Leader, Molecular Biology, UmU
Disarming bacterial pathogens

Interested people are welcome to listen to the symposium. Due to limitation of time and space we will only organise light lunch for the participating speakers, board members, Linnaeus Program PIs and members of the MIMS/UCMR management outside of the lecture room, after the symposium.

Contact persons: Åke Forsberg (Scientific Programme), Eva-Maria Diehl (organisation)

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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