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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.

WCMM Inauguration

On Friday 12 May, the Inauguration of the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine was held. Following an opening ceremony with the Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, Executive Director at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Göran Sandberg and the Director, County Council of Västerbotten Anders Sylvan, the three first Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows presented their research.

Executive Director at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Göran Sandberg, Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson and Director at the Västerbotten County Council Anders Sylvan.
Image: Hans Karlsson

WCMM is a long-term effort for tenure track positions aimed at excellent young scientists. The overoll goal is to strengthen Swedish molecular medicine and to promote collaborations between preclinical and clinical researchers. The Centre has a strong translational profile within the focus areas Cancer, Metabolism including diabetes, Neurosciences and Infection Biology.

Lars-Anders Carlson is one of three group leaders at WCMM.
Image: Hans Karlsson

The Inauguration offered presentations by the three first research group leaders (Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows)  – Francesca Aguilo, Lars-Anders Carlson och Daniel Öhlund – whom all recently started their tenure track positions at Umeå University.

At the Inauguration representatives of all WCMM financiers participated, including Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Umeå University, Västerbottens County Council, the Kempe Foundations and the Cancer Research Foundation of Northern Sweden.

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