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WCMM newsletter April 2019


WCMM  Newsletter

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Lund University

Greetings from the Director

Dear all,

At the SAB meeting the working group could proudly present the achievements since last year in the Centre, a period still dominated by the recruitment process. However, we have taken many important steps into the new phase of the Centre, i.e. focused on creating a Scientific Centre. I warmly thank you all for contributing with presentations of newly established research labs, participation in lunch meeting and the networking and socializing at the fun and lovely dinner at Biskopshuset! Our very professional, excellent and also highly supporting SAB was greatly impressed of the development of our Centre over the last year, but also payed careful attention to the wishes and needs communicated from you proposing how to increase the successful development of the Centre at all levels together. One of the factors was to increase transparency on the management of the Centre, which we began working on at our Retreat in January.

We will call you for a meeting in May to discuss Feed-back from the SAB meeting and Strategic development, where we get an opportunity to discuss and also to make a tentative program for the PI retreat in August-September for deciding on how our Centre tasks will further be managed. We very much look forward to this!

The second NMMP meeting held at Marstrand was a great success! However, it would not have been an success without the very impressive contributions from all participants. The WCMM Lund contributed with a great team-spirit, professional presentations and by being very active at all seminars! Thank you all! I think we all also will forever remember the humble Noble Prize winner Edvard Moser giving his views and thoughts on career and life.

Last Friday April 26th we also launched the second mentor program, with full attendance and a very motivated group of mentees. Ulrica Englund Johansson is together with senior consultant and psychologist Katarina Billing, leading this 10 month program including an individual mentorship and four half-days seminar on leadership. I wish you reflective, inspiring and constructive discussions!

Best wishes,

Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson
Director WCMM Lund

NMMP Meeting Marstrand April 2019

Friday Club

Friday April 26, we had the second seminar in the WCMM LUND new Scientific Seminar series, excellent organized by Gesine and Vinay.
Presenters were Anja Meissner and Einar Heiberg that gave inspiring talks. The coming presenters will be announced.

NOTE: Last Friday every month it is Friday Club, starting at 15.00 at BMC: D11. *** Book the following dates right now***

31 May
Summer break
30 August
27 Sept
25 October
29 November

One 50% clinical research position within the WCMM, LU

Lund University and Skåne University Hospital hereby announce one clinical research position within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Lund University (WCMM LU).
As part of the fourth call within the WCMM LU, one combined research position for clinically active physicians (M.D.s) are hereby announced in the field of:
Translation of preclinical regenerative medicine into advanced therapies for medical products (ATMP)

News from the Mattson laboratory “More evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer’s”

Please read more on the latest publication from the Mattson group at

***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***

April 26
Friday Club, BMC D11

May 17
Seminar 2, Mentorprogram 2

May 31
Friday Club, BMC D11

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

30 August
Friday Club, BMC D11

27 Sept
Friday Club, BMC D11

15 Oct
Seminar 2 Mentor program – mentors

17 Oct
Seminar 3 Mentor program 2

25 October
Friday Club, BMC D11

29 November
Friday Club, BMC D11

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

Page Manager:

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