The explorer Sun Nyunt Wai

Step by step, Sun Nyunt Wai has made pioneering discoveries in her studies of pathogenic bacteria. One 
of these is Vibrio cholerae, an infectious organism that causes cholera, a lethal epidemic disease.

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Programmable RNA complex could speed genome editing in the lab

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and MIMS group leader, and her collaborator Jennifer Doudna, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a targeted method of slicing DNA that they say can be easily customized for a variety of applications in the lab.

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Protein scientist awarded from Nordeas Norrland Foundation

Elisabeth Sauer Eriksson, Professor of Structual Biology at the Department of Chemistry and a UCMR groupleader, gets Nordeas prize for life science research. She is an international successful scientist within the field of X-ray crystallographic studies of protein structures. The prize amount is 100000 SEK and the award will be handed out on Saturday, 20 October, at the Academic Autumn Ceremony at Umeå University.

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10th International Adenovirus Meeting

10th International Adenovirus Meeting 13-17 June 2012 Print E-mail
13th - 17th June 2012

Umeå University
Lindellhallen, Samhällsvetarhuset
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New EU course webportal

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A new EU course webportal for biomedical postgraduate courses is now available at

on-course® claims to be "the most comprehensive biomedical and medicines research and development postgraduate course portal in Europe" and is powered by EMTRAIN, the European Medicines Research Training Network. The EMTRAIN project is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Joint Undertaking, a large-scale public-private partnership between the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry association EFPIA. The EMTRAIN partners from UCMR and MIMS are the Laboratories for Chemical Biology Umeå (LCBU).

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Fernström prize to DNA scientist

Andrei Chabes, group leader and docent at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics is getting the Eric K. Fernström prize 2012 for “younger, promising and successful scientists”. The prize committee at the Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University, decided to award him for “his distinguished and creative scientific work about how DNA building blocks regulate important processes in cells”.

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Cutting Edge Biophysics - 1.5 ECTS

Course date: 7-9 September 2012

Course venue: Tällberg, close to Leksand, Dalarna

Registration deadline: 1 August 2012

This course is organized in conjunction with the Symposium of the Swedish Society for Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology SFBBM, ( and mainly for PhD students and postdocs.

In order to attend the 1.5 ECTS course you also need to register for this Swedish/Danish biophysics meeting 9-12 September 2012 in Tällberg.

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Seminar John Overington, EMBL Hinxton

EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (FIMM - MIMS - NCMM) joint Special Seminar at the Biomedicum in Helsinki.
Video transfer of the talk to Umeå and Oslo simultanously.
Speaker: John Overington, EMBL Outstation-Hinxton
Title: A data mining synthesis approach to the discovery of impersonalised, robust and safe therapies 

31 May 2012, 10:30, Major Groove, bldg 6L Molecular Biology

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UCMR Mini-Symposium

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 8.30 - 11.45, Lecture hall KB3A9, Lilla hörsalen, KBC

Research projects and networks at the Laboratories for Chemical Biology Umeå (LCBU) and X-ray crystallography research within UCMR research groups.
The symposium is open to everyone and no registration is required.