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Welcome to UCMR Distinguished Guests Seminar Series

April 14th 2021, 14:00-15:00   Venue: via Zoom

Pascale Cossart    Pasteur Institute, France
Title of the talk: “Infection Biology in the era of microbiomes: the Listeria paradigm”
Host PI: Jörgen Johansson

Bio of the speaker: Pascale Cossart, after studying chemistry in Lille (France) obtained a master degree at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Back in France, she obtained her PhD in Paris in the Institut Pasteur where she has headed the « Bacteria-Cell Interactions »unit , also an Inserm and an INRA unit, until recently. After studying DNA-protein interactions, in E. coli, she started in 1986, to study the molecular and cellular basis of infections by intracellular bacteria taking as a model the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Pascale Cossart pioneered the field of Cellular Microbiology. Her research has led to new concepts in infection biology but also in fundamental microbiology (in particular RNA biology), in cell biology and also in epigenetics. Her contributions have been recognized by a number of awards, including the Robert Koch Prize (2007), the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2008), the Balzan Prize(2013), the Heinrich Wieland prize (2018), and the NAS Selman Waksman Award (2021). She is a member of the French Academy of Science (2002), a foreign member of the American National Academy of Science (NAS) (2009), of the German Leopoldina (2001), of the Royal Society (2010) and the National Academy of Medecine (NAM) (2014). Since January 2016, she is Secrétaire Perpétuel at the French Academy of Sciences.

May 5th 2021, 15:00-16:00   Venue: via Zoom

Scott Hultgrent  Washington University, USA
Title of the talk: “UTI Complexity at the Bacterial-Host Interface: Blueprint for Antibiotic-sparing Therapeutics”
Host PI: Fredrik Almqvist

Bio of the speaker: Scott Hultgren, Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University in St. Louis, received his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, and postdoctoral training with Staffan Normark at Umeå, Sweden. He was elected to the National Academies of Sciences (2011) Medicine (2017) and Inventors (2020); and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received Washington University Distinguished Investigator and 2nd Century Awards, the Eli Lilly award, St. Louis Science Academy’s Fellows Award, a Nobel Fellowship, an NIH Merit grant, an honorary Doctor of Philosophy at Umeå University, a Shipley Lecturership at Harvard University and been named a College Luminary by Indiana University. He has also chaired a Gordon Conference on Microbial Attachment and co-chaired the national “Moving into the Future:  New Dimensions and Strategies for Women’s Health Research” conference sponsored by ORWH/NIH and Washington University.

Deadline for registration April 7th
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Welcome to the UCMR/MIMS Minisymposium!

During 2016/2017 fifteen postdocs have been recruited to the UCMR /MIMS postdoctoral programme in competitive calls.

UCMR and MIMS has the ambition to facilitate visibility and promote networking for these postdocs.  Eight of these young investigators are now invited to present themselves and their research to the broad UCMR/MIMS research community.

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 14:30 - 17:00
Lilla hörsalen, KBC, KB.E3.01

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Understanding the choreography of Salmonella transcription with RNA-seq

Jay Photo 2015 Option 2 250Thursday 12 May, 15:00

MIMS-UCMR Seminar by Invited Speaker:
Professor Jay C.D Hinton
Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK

Understanding the choreography of Salmonella transcription with RNA-seq

Mikael Rhen & Bernt Eric Uhlin

Thymine, Department of Molecular Biology, 2nd floor

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UCMR Scientific Ambassadors honored on the UCMR DAY 2018

UCMR Scientific Ambassadors2 lr[2018-02-06] Best talk and posters presented by PhD students and postdocs were awarded with "UCMR Scientific Ambassador 2018" during the UCMR DAY 2018.

UCMR started the new year with the centre's annual update, the UCMR DAY, which was organised on 11th January. More than 140 scientists participated, including external guests and collaborators from Karolinska Institute, and University of Tromsø, Norway. The programme covered several novelities. Instead of a full day programme with talks and poster presentations, the afternoon of the UCMR was dedicated to interaction activities. In two poster sessions 45 posters were presented and the short coffee break was then followed by two sessions with round table discussions. The topics for the fifteen discussion groups highlighted research areas as well as infrastructures novel techniques/methods. Vivid discussions took place in separate meeting rooms and could hardly being interrupted for a mingle and refreshment. With continued discussions about present and future activities for UCMR, the 9th UCMR DAY finished in the late evening.

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UCMR researchers receive major NIH grant to study tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance

[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

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