Candida albicans escapes from mouse neutrophils
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Press release Umeå University (in Swedish)
Article in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (in English)
Skeleton proteins help cells to grow in the right direction
Linda Sandblad, Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University, has in cooperation with other colleagues from Sweden investigated one bacterial protein, called FilP. This protein is a crucial part of bacteria’s cell skeleton. This work can explain the cell’s mechanical mechanisms and how they obtain stability and flexibility to grow in one defined direction. The scientists have now published their results in PNAS.
Fredrik Almqvist gets Sweden’s biggest science award
Fredrik Almqvist, Professor at Umeå University, Department of Chemistry, is honoured with the prestigious Göran Gustafsson Award – Sweden’s biggest prize in natural science. He is getting the award for his work with bacteria which cause diseases.
Revealing the weapons by which bacteria fight each other
A new study which was performed jointly at Umeå University and the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, discovered that bacteria can degrade the cell membrane of bacterial competitors with enzymes that do not harm their own membrane. This exciting finding opens the way for the development of new antibacterial drugs to fight bacteria using their own weapons. (NATURE, 2013).Sun Nyunt Wai, professor at the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the department of Molecular Biology in Umeå, Sweden, and Joseph D. Mougous, professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, studied together with their students and post-docs the genes and proteins that are behind this selective defence mechanism.
Stora Hörsalen, KB3B1
Welcome to the Inauguration of the Swedish Metabolomics Centre Umeå!
The former metabolomics platform at KBC has expanded. All interested people, experts and non-experts, who want to learn more about the new established center and its service and research are welcome to an inspiring symposium which is organized during two half days at KBC.
Pictures: Katrin Pusch, © UCMR
The first UCMR Speakers Trophy (UST) competition was held at the UCMR Day 10th of January. The focus of the competition was to find the best way to present and communicate research to a broad audience.
We would like to thank all participants, speakers and supporters
who helped to make this year’s UCMR Day to a memorable event!
More than 120 scientists from the departments Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Odontology, Physics, UPSC and the Electron Microscopy as well as Metabolomics platform participated.