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Photo: FIMM-Group Leader, Esa Pitkänen. Credit: FIMM/University of Helsinki

2020.01.09 | People , Knowledge exchange

Introducing Group Leader Esa Pitkänen

Esa Pitkänen is a FIMM-EMBL Group Leader at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland at the University of Helsinki. He specializes in computational cancer genetics, machine learning and bioinformatics. In this interview Esa shares his keen interests and sheds a light on how machine learning and computational analyses can be applied to…

2020.01.07 | News from the management, People

The Nordic EMBL Partnership is now seeking PHD students in Molecular Medicine

As part of the joint Nordic EMBL Partnership call for PhD students, we are seeking outstanding candidates for PhD positions at DANDRITE, FIMM, NCMM and MIMS.

2019.12.19 | News from the management, People

Scientific Manager for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)

An exciting new position at MIMS

NCMM students at this year's symposium. Left to right: Ping-Han Hsieh, Rafael Puig, Flore Kersten, Aysu Kucukturhan, Karolina Spustová and Ganna Reint. Photo: Flore Kersten
Introduction talks in the main symposium lecture hall. Photo: Aysu Kucukturhan
The symposium was marked by the release of alpha helix balloons in the main hall of the EMBL headquarters. Photo: Flore Kersten
Group photo of all attendees at this year's symposium. Photo: EMBL PhD Symposium
NCMM's Karolina Spustová received one of two best poster prizes at the conclusion of the symposium. Photo: Aysu Kucukturhan

2019.12.12 | People , Conference

PhD students from the Nordic EMBL Partnership node NCMM, attend EMBL PhD symposium in Heidelberg

Nine PhD students from various NCMM groups attended this year's EMBL PhD Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany. Two students presented flash talks as part of the main program, and Karolina Spustová from the Gözen group was awarded a prize for the best poster.

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Upcoming Partnership Events


Tue 18 Feb
08:00-17:00 | Lectures at KBC and laboratory demonstrations at UCEM, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Basic Course in SEM and TEM - 1 ECTS
The course covers fundamental theory and operational principles as well as specimen preparation techniques for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM).
Mon 04 May
08:00-17:00 | Lectures at KBC and laboratory demonstrations at UCEM, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
TEM sample preparation practical course part II (1.5 ECTS)
TEM sample preparation course part II – Chemical fixation, high pressure freezing, plastic embedding and staining methods including practice on ultra-microtome sectioning, TEM imaging and an introduction to (Focused Ion Beam) FIB-SEM and electron tomography.
Tue 02 Jun
08:00-17:00 | Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Cryo-EM sample preparation and data collection
The purpose of the course is to prepare and train our users in sample preparation methods, introduce users to the image data acquisition workflow, expand knowledge about cryo-EM methods and learn how to use cryo-EM.(Registration TBA)