Göran Gustafsson Prize 2019 for Yaowen Wu
[2018-09-10] Fredrik Almqvist, Professor in organic chemistry at Umeå University, and his American research colleague Christina Stallings, and UCMR visiting researcher receive SEK 24 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on combating infections of the most common type of tuberculosis bacteria.
– It's absolutely amazing! A grant of this size really makes a difference and gives us the endurance that is needed to follow up on our previous research results. An added value is of course that it connects our respective universities in a valuable way, and perhaps opens new paths for other researchers to build similar relationships, says Fredrik Almqvist, Professor at the Department of chemistry at Umeå University
The spatial and temporal dynamics of proteins or organelles plays a crucial role in controlling various cellular processes and in development of diseases. Yet, acute control of activity at distinct locations within a cell cannot be achieved. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists from Umeå University (Sweden) and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (Germany) present a new chemo-optogenetic method that enables tunable, reversible, and rapid control of activity at multiple subcellular compartments within a living cell.
Welcome to the 3rd MIMS/UCMR-Mini-Symposium of the year!
29 May 2018, 9:00 - 11:50
Bergasalen, Umeå University Hospital (NUS), South Entrance
In the first session presentations by the Oliver Billker, appointed new Director of MIMS from 1st October, Barbara Sixt, new MIMS Group Leader, Gemma Atkinson and Linda Sandblad, recipients of UCMR Gender Policy Support. In the second session five Postdoctoral Fellows from the MIMS/UCMR Postdoctoral Programme will present: Christian Pett, Hiraku Takada, Ravendra Nagampalli, Dharmedra Kumar Soni, Rajender Kumar.
Hosts: Bernt Eric Uhlin, Maria Fällman, Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson, Åke Forsberg
Please register here latest on 27 May:
NOTE the programme is updated (Christian Pett's presentation has been cancelled)
Scientists from MIMS and UCMR contributed to the movie "Battling antibiotic reistance" produced by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Meet Umeå scientists Felipe Cava, Maria Fällman, Fredrik Almqvist, Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson and Jörgen Johansson and MIMS Board member Birgitta Henriques Normark and their research on new antimicrobial strategies to fight antibiotic resistance.
Movie published by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 20 February 2018.