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WCMM newsletter January 2019


WCMM  Newsletter

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Lund University

Greetings from the Director

Dear all,
Thank you for very fruitful and constructive discussions and a very fun and nice time together at the WCMM Lund PI Retreat at YSB January 22-23! Together we are now building a Research Centre in Regenerative and Translational Medicine. I believe working close together is the only successful way! We are very proud of all activities already established at WCMM Lund and the terrific ideas of new activities, like the WCMM Lund Friday Club that is soon to be launched, currently having Gesine and Vinay as coordinators. Thank you Gesine and Vinay for the efficient planning!

At the Retreat Anja and Darcy presented the WCMM Lund Research School, and got lots of positive attention and also the opportunity to in place discuss how to develop the translational aspect even further. Congrats with great achievements with the Research School so far to all of you that have contributed and thank you all for productive ideas on its further development!

Visibility, is key for the further development of WCMM Lund and therefore we will focus on various aspects of Communication, as presented by Ulrica in Ystad. Thank you for useful ideas on the new website and on using more modern media like Twitter. We will work on this! Correct Affiliation and Acknowledgement is of most importance, see information below on how to acknowledge your WCMM-related funders.

We also decided to have a WCMM Lund PI Retreat in August 2019. We all agreed on the importance to meet only PIs and WCMM management, and we will soon find a date for the August kick-off.

The second WCMM Lund Mentor Program will start at the end of the spring and we yet work on the administration of the WCMM Lund Advanced Leadership Seminar Series that will most probably begin in early autumn 2019.

In April 17-18 we welcome our WCMM Lund SAB for important discussions on the development until today of WCMM Lund and also future planning! We will warmly appreciate your contribution to this meeting by presenting your laboratories. Last, you are all invited to a nice dinner April 17 at Biskopshuset!

The WCMM working group and I are also very pleased by the drive of you Researchers to form working groups and make the structure for events like the Friday Club. We will soon ask for candidates for a working group managing the WCMM Lund Research Group´s Day and Summer Party that will be held June 18. We hope that you all like the idea of ending this exciting day with our Summer party!

Teaching opportunities may be found through the contact lists further down and in the summary made by WCMM Lund below.

Best wishes,

Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson
Director WCMM Lund

Image of participants at the January retreat

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 Lund SAB meeting April 17-18, 2019

We are very pleased to inform you that our SAB is visiting us April 17-18. One major focus will be the SAB´s meetings with the Research groups in and also possibility to support all with constructive career advice. An agenda for the SAB is sent to all in a separate mail in a near future. In the evening of April 17 all of you are invited to an informal dinner at Biskopshuset with the SAB and the WCMM steering board.

Contacts for teaching opportunities

The list below is made by us, and may not be applicable to all Researchers. Please contact Ulrica if you need help with further contacts or have any questions, and she will help you.

Program in Biology/Molecular Biology
Info on BSc and MSc degree projects, please contact Lotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se and Christina [dot] Ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (given 2 times a year, 7.5 weeks long, usually performed 2 students/group) (biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics)

Program in Medicine (see attachment on all course leaders)
Semester 5, 5 w projects , contact course leader cecilia [dot] eriksson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se or administrator jeanette [dot] nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Semester 10, master work, one semester, contact course leader bodil [dot] ohlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se or administrator Kerstin [dot] Troein [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (semester 10) (semester 5)

Program in Biomedicine (teaching in English, see attachment for more contacts)
Program leader, please contact magnus [dot] hillman [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Technical faculty
List of engineering programs given in English:
Example of program: Biotechnology (MSc) Programme Director: Rajni Hatti Kaul
International Master's Coordinator:
Cecilia Nilsson, E-mail: bio [at] master [dot] lth [dot] se

List of engineering programs given in Swedish:
Dept. Biomedical engineering Head is johan [dot] nilsson [at] bme [dot] lth [dot] se

***REMINDER: 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 Researcher Calendar 2019 – Save all dates***

April 2-4
NMMP meeting, Gothenburg

April 17-18
WCMM Lund SAB meeting in Lund

June 18
WCMM Lund Research Group´s Day and WCMM Lund Summer Party

Enjoy the winter time in Lund!



All the best,
Ulrica on the behalf of the WCMM working group
WCMM Research coordinator


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