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WCMM newsletter June 2019


WCMM  Newsletter

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Lund University

Greetings from the Director

Dear all,
This week the first class at the WCMM Lund Research School finished with a very nice Retreat at Barsebäck! We saw a fantastic fellowship among a new generation of ambitious and driven researchers, on their way to find their place in the scientific community. Indeed, one of WCMM Lund´s most important tasks is also to educate the new generation of researchers. A warm thank you to all of you for your engagement in this Flagship of WCMM Lund! The next step for planning continuation of the Research School is a meeting with its’ coordinators Darcy and Anja to evaluate the first round. Feedback will be given at June 18, at the PI meeting (meeting request and agenda will be sent in a near future).

WCMM Research school retreat

At the Friday Club May seminar Joao Duarte and Cornelis Jan Pronk gave very interesting presentations on diabetes and hematopoietic stem cells, respectively. I am very happy that we have, indeed, initiated and maintain scientific discussions. Lots of win-win with the shared knowledge between your research groups, that can be used and strengthen your projects.

Moreover, related to science, please listen to the TV interview with Elin Trädgårdh, at, ”Så kommer artificiell intelligens att förändra vården”.

At, please, find the WCMM Lund new homepage that we will fill with interesting news! We suggest communication as an agenda point at the Retreat in August, 2019.

Your personal leadership we continue to support by giving the second mentor program, launched in April 2019. We are very grateful for the enthusiastic and motivated mentors in the program, some of which were mentors also in the first program. This week you have also been invited to the new WCMM Program “Leading in academia: Grow-Stay-Succeed”. Warmly welcome to this new program, where we will have our Dean and Chair of the WCMM Steering group Lund Erik Renström as guest speaker at the first Seminar September 30. We look forward to see you there!

Now, we look forward to our next event, the WCMM Research Day and its´exciting program, where we look forward to inspirational talks from Filipe and Gesine and poster pitching by the presenters, the post-docs and PhD students. This event is one of many activities, together aiming at developing an excellent Centre of Regenerative Medicine at our faculty! The Research Day we end with celebrating our achievements and network at the Summer party!

Finally, we look forward to the PI discussion June 18, where we will reflect on the SAB reports and also decide on a working group for the WCMM PI Retreat in August 2019 and begin discussing its´ agenda. In a foreseeable future we will also have finalized the recruitment phase of the Centre and can really focus on the phase we have just entered – forming a Centre in Regenerative Medicine

Best wishes,

Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson
Director WCMM Lund

Friday Club

Friday may 31 we had the second seminar in the WCMM LUND new Scientific Seminar series, excellent organized by Gesine and Vinay.
Presenters were João Duarte and Kees-Jan Pronk that gave inspiring talks. The coming presenters will be announced. Now it is summer break.

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

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)


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 2019-2020 – Save all dates***

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

26-27 August
WCMM PI Retreat

30 August
Friday Club, BMC D11

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”

All the best and enjoy the Summer,
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)