32nd Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 3-6 September 2015, Väven, Umeå Registration is open! Deadline for early registration: 1 June 2015 Deadline for late registration and abstract submission: 22 June 2015 (from 2 June the registration fee is increased with 1000 SEK)
[2015-05-15] MIMS welcomes Andrea Puhar who is establishing her research group from May 2015 at the Department of Molecular Biology. Andrea has during the previous years performed postdoctoral research at Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. Before her arrival in Umeå, she spent some months as a visiting scientist in the Department of Gastroenterology, RWTH University, Aachen, Germany.
Assay development in high throughput screening - 2 ECTS
Assay development in high throughput screening - 2 ECTS The course gives a practical basis for assay development in high throughput screening. The course is given as complement to the theoretical on-line course "Introduction to high throughput screening" (see above). Passed examination of the theoretical course is a prerequisite for taking the practical.
Venue: Laboratories for Chemical Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Date: 17-21 November 2014 Register before 2014-10-27!
Responsible department: Department of Chemistry, Umeå University Level: Advanced. Content The course gives a practical basis for assay development in high throughput screening. The course is given as a practical complement to the course "Introduction to high throughput screening".
Introduction to high throughput screening - 2 ECTS
The course gives a broad introduction to high throughput screening (HTS) that is technique used to identify biologically active small organic molecules through screening of compound libraries with the help of robust test systems and advanced instrumentations.
Participants can start at any time and study in their own paces since the course is entirely web-based. The course material is in English consisting of text and explanatory figures, video lectures, review articles, and movies.
Responsible department: Department of Chemistry Level: Advanced
56,8 million SEK funding from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for infection research in Umeå
Important funding for MIMS and UCMR.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundations considers two projects lead by MIMS scientists that they will lead to scientific breakthrough and assigned them with extraordinary funding.
The project "New drugs against viral infections of the respiratory tract and eyes" will receive 23,8 million SEK and has the long-term goal to identify the detailed mechanisms that viruses use to get into a cell. The main applicant is Niklas Arnberg, professor and group leader at MIMS.
The second project will mainly study "New strategies to disarm bacteria" and receives 33 million SEK . Main applicant of this project is MIMS/UCMR group leader professor Sven Bergström, also head of the department of Molecular Biology.