UFBI, Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging, Umeå Universitet, Magnetkamera, MR Stetoskopbild Molekylar biologi 435

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University (WCMM)

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) has made a nationwide investment for Sweden to regain a world-leading position within medical research.

This is a collaboration between the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University, and other Wallenberg molecular medicine centers at the universities in Gothenburg, Lund and Linköping and the SciLifeLab at Karolinska Institutet/Uppsala University, in order to optimize use of resources and expertise in Swedish Life Science research. Read more here.

Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows

WCMM at Umeå University commences 2017 with its first three Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows in place - Francesca Aguilo, Daniel Öhlund and Lars-Anders Carlson.

Francesca AguiloDaniel Öhlund and Lars-Anders Carlson are the three first Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows at the Faculty of Medicine.
Image: Mattias Pettersson

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine is a long-term investment in tenure track positions for young researchers in molecular medicine and translational research. With the establishment of the first group leaders, the Centre proceeds to the next step towards building a stronger medical research in Sweden. Read the full story here.

For more information on the Fellows:

Francesca Aguilo

Daniel Öhlund

Lars-Anders Carlson

Calender of Events


Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation - 100 years 2017

Jubilee Symposium in Umeå 19 June

To celebrate 100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation arranges, in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish universities, a series of symposia in areas where the Foundation has provided substantial financial support throughout the years.

The symposium in Umeå "Infection Research to Meet current and Future Challenges" will take place on:
19 June 2017, 08.45 - 17.20
Venue: Aula Nordica, Umeå



WCMM researcher receives grant from the Human Frontier Science Program

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has awarded a Career Development Award of 300,000 USD over three years to Lars-Anders Carlson to support the research in his new laboratory at Umeå University. Lars-Anders Carlson was recently recruited from UC Berkeley to the new Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM). He uses advanced microscopy methods to reveal how human RNA viruses replicate inside cells. Read more


Cancer research with unique 3D-technology

A three-dimensional organoid platform that diminishes the need for laboratory animals? Daniel Öhlund at WCMM, University Hospital of Umeå, uses a technology at the experimental forefront when he gears up to establish his own research project on pancreatic cancer. Link to published article in Swedish below. Read more

Expanding scientific frontiers at MIMS, Umeå University - Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier