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WCMM newsletter February 2019


WCMM  Newsletter

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Lund University

Greetings from the Director

Dear all,
I am very happy to see all ideas discussed and activities decided on at our Retreat in January now taking their final form with the help of all of you! Thank you!

First, the WCMM Lund Friday Club will be launched March 29! Thank you Gesine and Vinay for the good work as coordinators! We in the working group look forward to these scientific seminars. We also really like the idea to have BMC:D11 as our WCMM head quarter at the faculty!

Secondly, the organizing committee including Paul and João have planned the WCMM Lund Research Group´s Day and Summer Party that will be held on June 18. It will be an inspiring and fun day ended by a Summer party together with the post-docs and PhD students!

The WCMM Lund Mentor Program, intended for those that did not participate in the first program, will have its Start-up Seminar April 26. Warmly welcome to this program!

WCMM Lund SAB Meeting will take place 17-18 April and we know that all Fellows are ready for presentation of their laboratories. Thank you all for the excellent planning! We also appreciate that the SAB will get an Introduction and discussion about our Research school. Last we look forward to see you at the Dinner at Biskopshuset April 17!

Best wishes,

Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson
Director WCMM Lund

Invitation to the new ’Brown bag’ series - “In-house Labs & Resources” - first out: “GENOMICS & TRANSCRIPTOMICS"

The Faculty of Medicine is hosting a new ’Brown bag’ series - “In-house Labs & Resources” - for researchers about research infrastructure at Lund University. Listen to short presentations and learn how to access in-house resources! Sandwiches and drinks will be served on a first come, first served basis. No registration required.

Welcome to join us for the first event on March 14 with introduction by vice-dean Martin L Olsson!

WHAT: GENOMICS & TRANSCRIPTOMICS - How to access in-house resources for NGS, microarrays and gene expression analysis.” Presenters Ingrid Wilson & Marcus Heidenblad, Center for Translational Medicine (CTG) and Pia Chassale & Lina Olsson, SCIBLU Genomics. SCIBLU genomics offers a variety of technologies for gene expression analysis, from complete Transcriptomics microarrays, to targeted analysis of specific biological pathways using Nanostring.
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday March 14 // 12:00 //”Hyllan”, BMC Sölvegatan 19, Lund
ABOUT: Short presentations + Q & A • Bring your questions and research ideas • Sandwiches and drinks will be served on a first come, first served basis
WHO IS IT FOR? The series is open to all researchers (PhD students, post-docs, visiting staff, permanent staff) at Lund University and aims to be a learning platform about accessible in-house infrastructure resources such as labs, facilities and expertise. Researchers from all faculties and centers are welcome to join!
EVENT CONTACT & MORE INFO anna [dot] hellgren [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se;
WITH SUPPORT FROM: The Faculty of Medicine and MoReLife, Lund University.

***NMMP Open call for “Scientific Network Facilitation Grant” 2019***

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for to the grant aiming at facilitation of collaborations between researchers at SciLifeLab-WCMM or between two different WCMM sites!
The total amount to apply for per year and site is 125 tKr and the grant can be used for e.g. travel costs, lodging and consumables related to the planned activity (e.g. meeting, study).
The WCMM working group will evaluate the applications continuously after receiving them and decisions will be made within 4 weeks after application.

How to apply:

  1. Application, maximum 2 pages, should include Names and affiliations of participants, Project plan (Use headings: background, aim, workplan, relevance, references)
  2. Budget, maximum 1 page
  3. Attach short cv´s for the PI´s, max 2 pages.
  4. Send the application, budget, and cv´s to ulrica [dot] englund_johansson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Dead-line for application 2019 Grant: November 29.

WCMM Lund Affiliation and Acknowledgement

Please, all WCMM-associated PIs (preclinical- and clinical) use the following guideline for WCMM-affiliation and acknowledgements:

John Doe a,b
a = Departmental address or Clinic address
b = Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, Lund University

Acknowledgement, used by both Fellows and Clinical Researchers:
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, the Medical Faculty at Lund University and Region Skåne are acknowledged for generous financial support.

***WCMM Researcher Calendar 2019 – Save all dates***

March 29
Launch of the Friday Club at BMC D11 at 15-17
Followed by drinks and refreshments at Stamstället at 17

April 2-4
NMMP meeting, Gothenburg

April 17-18
WCMM Lund SAB meeting in Lund

April 26
Start-up Seminar Mentorprogram 2

June 3-4
Research School Retreat, Barsebäck Resort

June 18
WCMM Lund Research Group´s Day, BMC D15
WCMM Lund Summer Party at Kulturen Museum

Enjoy the signs of Spring in Lund!
All the best,
Ulrica on the behalf of the WCMM working group
WCMM Research coordinator

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Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Klinikgatan 32
221 84 Lund
Phone: 046-222 00 00 (switchboard)