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About Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Lund University

The initiative to the Wallenberg Centres for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) was taken in 2014 by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), by an investment in the range of SEK 1 billion over ten years in four research centres at the universities of Lund, Gothenburg, Umeå and Linköping.

Close cooperation between the Wallenberg Centres for Molecular Medicine at Lund University and WCMM centres in Gothenburg, Umeå and Linköping and also SciLifeLab, will thereby create the conditions for the optimal use of resources and expertise in Swedish life science research.

The  coordination with university health care in Region Skåne is crucial for WCMM at Lund University. Through integrated research environments, the conditions for world-leading molecular and translational research are to be set up.

Grants and budget

The grants obtained for Lund university WCMM are, in crude numbers and over ten years:

  • KAW - Academic recruitment positions at 100% and running costs: SEK 225 million
  • Region Skåne - Clinical research positions at 50% and running costs: SEK 150 million
  • Lund University Faculty of Medicine - Co-financing of recruitment positions and running costs: SEK 150 million

It should be noted that the KAW WCMM grant is given over three year periods - 2015-2018, 2019-2021 and 2022-2024. The KAW foundation will make an evaluation of the centre before starting a new period.

For more information about grants, budget and legal documents, please contact the WCMM management.