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Dr. Andrea Ganna. Photo: FIMM, University of Helsinki

2020.12.02 | Research news

The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative: collaborating to understand how our genes affect our response to the coronavirus

Since the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, researchers from many different disciplines have come together to try to decipher the virus’ biology and address some of the many pressing questions that its prevalence has posed.

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2020.11.26 | Research news

Ge­netic study shows that the risk of pre-eclamp­sia is re­lated to blood pres­sure and body mass in­dex

A large international study involving researchers from FIMM/Helsinki University has revealed that the genetic risk of pre-eclampsia – a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy – is related to blood pressure and body mass index.

Ahmad Ali Ahmad with Dr Linda Sandblad at the Umeå Core Facilty for Electron Microscopy (UCEM). Photo: Nora Lehotai, MIMS

2020.10.27 | Knowledge exchange

NCMM visit to MIMS, Umeå, to learn the A-Z of cryo-EM

Ahmad Ali Ahmad is a postdoctoral researcher in the Sekulic Group at NCMM. He is currently spending time in the group of Dr. Linda Sandblad, director of the Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), based at Umeå University.

Dr Ellen Bushell is committed to make her time in the Swedish Young Academy to make as much positive impact for Umeå as she can. Image Mattias Pettersson/Umeå University

2020.10.23 | People

Four questions to researcher Ellen Bushell - new Swedish Young Academy member

Dr Ellen Bushell joined MIMS as a group leader in 2018. In the autumn of 2020 it was announced that she had been elected as a new member of the Swedish Young Academy.

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