22 scientists and teachers will be awarded with 25.4 million SEK at the 191st feast of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science on 31 of March

Amongst the awardees is Andrei Chabes, docent and UCMR group leader, who will share the 700 000 SEK endowed HAGBERGS PRIS 2012 with Dr. fil. Lynn Kamerlin from Uppsala University.

Dr. Chabes was selected for “his creative scientific work about how DNA building blocks regulate important processes in cells”.

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Niklas Arnberg gets 1 million SEK in funding

Professor Niklas Arnberg, UCMR group leader at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, has received 1 million SEK from the Torsten Söderbergs Stiftelse for his project about virus receptors.

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Bernt Eric Uhlin elected member in The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

BERNT_ERIC_UHLIN_thumbAt the General Meeting on 18 January 2012 Bernt Eric Uhlin, was elected new member of the Swedish Royal Academy Sciences.
The director of UCMR is professor in medical microbiology at the department of Molecular Biology and also director of MIMS.

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MIMS group leader Anna Överby received Ingvar Carlsson Award 2012

Anna Överby is the only awardee at Umeå University and received 2.95 million SEK for her research on "Viperin against flavivirus: mechanisms of an antiviral protein" (2012-01-19).

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research SSF has awarded 14 young Swedish scientists with 42 million SEK to support their start up of newly and independent research projects after their return to Sweden from postdoctoral studies abroad.

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Bacteria disarmer activates fiber formation in Parkinson’s protein

The same substance that hampers the infection capability of bacteria can hasten the fiber formation of the protein that is involved in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The study shows how important basic research is to our understanding of possible side effects from drug candidates interacting with various target proteins.

The research is being conducted at the Chemical Biology Centre, KBC, and the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, UCMR at Umeå University and is based on the combined expertise of the chemists Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Magnus Wolf-Watz, and Fredrik Almqvist.

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Swedish Research Council: Decision for infrastructure

EM Platform at KBC will get a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with cryo-system. Decision of Swedish Research Council´s board for infrastructure.

The research network behind the new infrastructure is leaded by the research groups in infection biology, UCMR and MIMS

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MIMS Metabolomics Symposium

Mini-Symposium - Wednesday 23 November, 2011
Time: 13.00-16.30
Location: KBC lecture hall, KB3B1, Umeå University, Sweden

Free attendance for all interested!

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NIB 2011 news

National Infection Biology Meeting (NIB)

24-25 November 2011, Umeå, Townhall/Rex
More information on www.mims.umu.se
Registration is closed!

Kraftfull substans för nytt läkemedel mot smittsam ögoninfektion

ME0322_PM_AngewChemieJune2011Ny salva eller droppar mot en smittsam och allvarlig ögoninfektion kan nu utvecklas tack vare kreativ forskning i Umeå. Det verksamma ämnet är framtaget av forskare vid Umeå Centre for Microbial Research och Laboratoriet för molekylär infektionsmedicin.

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