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WCMM newsletter august 2019


WCMM  Newsletter

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Lund University

Greetings from the Director

Dear all,

I want to warmly thank you all for the important and constructive work done at our Retreat in August in Falsterbo, for outlining the next phase in our Centre – “To build a Centre in Regenerative Medicine”. Thank you also especially also to the organizing committee, Anja, Anders, Einar, Filipe, Ulrica and Yulia for excellent planning and chairing! It was two intensive days filled with exciting and fruitful group work on the different themes that we together decided is the core of the work in the nearest future. We now look forward to meet with the working groups formed on each theme, including Communication and Post-docs, during the autumn and begin implementing our decisions and thoughts. I, and I think I talk for all present, really enjoyed the social activity “This you did not know about me” in the tropical evening outside, so many good laughs together.

We want to facilitate our national networking in NMMP, by supporting new collaborations with NMMP research grants. I am delighted to congratulate João, Paul and Filipe to the grants they received in the 2019 call. Please, see below more information on the collaborations and projects. In the NMMP steering committee the work is already intensively on-going with the planning and preparation for the NMMP meeting in Umeå, March 24-26, 2020. I look forward to see you there!

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part of the WCMM soon launched leadership program “Leading in academia”. You have received calendar invitation to the first 4 out of 8 seminars planned from Ulrica. The program will give you insight into the research politics at both faculty, University and a national level, and also a chance to discuss challenges as a researcher with leaders of the faculty and university.

September 30 at “Leading in academia”- Erik Renström, our faculty Dean and Chair of the WCMM Steering committee will come and discuss research politics, and also the faculty’s view on our future leaders. Most welcome!

October 1, we are happy to welcome our 9th Wallenberg Fellow in Molecular Medicine, Agnete Kirkeby, from Denmark!

Warmest regards,

Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson
Director WCMM Lund

More images from the retreat, PowerPoint 50Mb

Congratulations NMMP Grants 2019

João Duarte, WCMM Lund University – 45.000 SEK

Collaborator: Frank Hernandez at WCMM, Linköping University.
Project: Biological GPS for the early detection and localization of infectious diseases

Paul E Bourgine, WCMM Lund University – 35.000 SEK

Collaborator: Dr. Ashfaq Ali at SciLifeLab; National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI); National Bioinformatics Infrastructure (NBIS).
Project: Unraveling the transcriptional and epigenetics modifications associated with human cartilage formation

Filipe Periera , WCMM Lund University – 45.000 SEK

Collaborator: Francesca Aguilo at WCMM, Umeå University
Project: Dendritic Cellular Reprogramming: a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Breast Cancer Patients

Leica THUNDER workshop i Lund September 23-26 at Dept. Biology

Date: September 23rd
Time: 9am - 11am
Location: Biology Building D, Floor 2, Room D205 ”Receptorn”, Department of Biology Sölvegatan 35, Lund University

Flyer on this event

See the future of widefield imaging – Join the Leica THUNDER Imager workshop The Microscopy Facility at the Department of Biology in conjunction with Micromedic and Leica Microsystems cordially invite you to the Leica THUNDER Imager workshop. Join and learn about the latest innovations in widefield microscopy – the Leica THUNDER Imagers that fuses the speed and sensitivity of widefield imaging with the image quality of confocal imaging. There will be a technology presentation and three days of demonstration slots to give you the possibility to test it yourselves with your own samples. Find out what THUNDER Imaging can do for your research!

There will be two THUNDER system available:
THUNDER Imager 3D Cell Culture: The solution for 3D cell culture assays using stem cells, spheroids or organoids. We will also use it to demonstrate what THUNDER bring to 3D tissue imaging.
THUNDER Imager Model Organism: The solution that allows fast and easy 3D exploration of whole organisms for developmental or molecular biology research.

Friday Club - September 27 - Presenters Iben Lundgaard, Gustav Smith

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

27 Sept
25 October
29 November

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 PI Calendar 2019-2020 – Save all dates***

27 Sept
Friday Club, BMC D11

30 Sept
Program “Leading in Academia: Grow-Stay-Succeed”

17 Oct
Seminar 3 Mentor program 2

25 October
Friday Club, BMC D11

29 November
Friday Club, BMC D11

12 December
Program “Leading in Academia: Grow-Stay-Succeed”


11 February
End of Program, Mentor Program 2

27 February
Program “Leading in Academia: Grow-Stay-Succeed”

24-26 March
NMMP Meeting in Umeå

14 May
Program “Leading in Academia: Grow-Stay-Succeed”

We wish you all a great start of the Autumn!

Ulrica on the behalf of the WCMM working group
WCMM Research coordinator

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Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
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Phone: 046-222 00 00 (switchboard)