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Dr Marieke Kuijjer. Photo: Oda Hveem

2021.09.15 | Research news

Building bridges for NCMM: how national and international collaborations help to drive research

Dr. Marieke Kuijjer, head of the Computational Biology and Systems Medicine Group at NCMM, describes how she collaborates both nationally and internationally, and how it helps to drive her research.

Keisuke Yonehara with a research mouse. Photo: Katrine Ø Rasmussen

2021.09.14 | Research news

The eye registers motion in a hitherto unsuspected way

The Lundbeck Foundation has featured the work of DANDRITE's Yonehara group and their recently published paper in the journal Neuron. The findings were revealed with the help of a “homing” virus, and it is believed that the technique can also be used to study other mammalian senses.

Dr. Mahesh Tambe, FIMM-Bayer postdoctoral researcher. Photo: FIMM

2021.08.30 | People

FIM­M­POD pro­gramme pro­motes in­dustry-aca­de­mia part­ner­ships through joint postdoc po­s­i­tions

The second FIMM-Bayer joint postdoctoral researcher has been recruited as part of the FIMMPOD professional development programme activities. Congratulations to Dr. Mahesh Tambe who started this position in August 2021!

Anatomy of the human lung. Photo: Unsplash

2021.08.18 | Research news

New dia­gnostic as­say holds po­ten­tial for tail­or­ing personalized cancer treat­ment

Researchers at FIMM/University of Helsinki show that cells that are freshly isolated from lung cancers can be used to create robust drug response data.

Photo: Myocardial infarction. Credit: Mostphoto

2021.08.17 | Research news

Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke following COVID-19

Publication from MIMS Clinical Research Fellow, Anne-Marie Fors Connolly, concludes that the risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke is three-fold increased the first two weeks following COVID-19. The study was published in The Lancet.

COVID 19. Image from

2021.08.11 | Research news

Large ge­n­omic analysis high­lights COVID-19 risk factors

Findings from an international collaboration, initiated at FIMM, uncovers several genetic markers associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 severity. The findings have been published in the high-impact journal, Nature

Dr Emma Haapaniemi. Photo: Matti Immonen

2021.07.06 | Research news

Developing better therapies for rare immune diseases

Dr Emma Haapaniemi is head of the Precision Pediatrics and Gene Editing group at NCMM. Here, she describes the impacts and burden that rare immune diseases have on patients and how she is working to help provide them with a cure.

Dr Keisuke Yonehara. Photo: Annabel Darby

2021.06.15 | People

Keisuke Yonehara: How experience gained at DANDRITE helped him secure a permanent professorship in Japan

Keisuke Yonehara is head of the Spatially Asymmetric Neural Circuits in Visual System group at DANDRITE

Oslo Science Park. Photo: John Hughes/UiO

2021.06.11 | People

NCMM opens new call for group leaders

The Centre is seeking 2-3 new group leaders in AI/Machine Learning and Cell-based Approaches

Professor Poul Nissen awarded Anders Jahre's major medical award in 2021 for his research in membrane proteins. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

2021.06.10 | Awards

Professor Poul Nissen, Director of DANDRITE, receives the Anders Jahre Senior Medical Prize 2021

Prof. Nissen recognised for his ground-breaking research into the structure and function of membrane proteins.

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Upcoming Partnership Events

Wed 29 Sep
15:00-16:15 | Helsinki, Finland (online)
FIMM meets Pharma Sep Webinar: Genomic data supporting drug development
In this webinar, we will feature the FinnGen study, an ambitious public-private research project aiming to produce and analyze genome data on 500.000 Finnish biobank participants.
Thu 30 Sep
08:30-13:15 | Horsens, Denmark
DANDRITE retreat 2021
This year's DANDRITE Retreat will be a 2-day event taking place from 30 September - 1 October.
Mon 18 Oct
09:00-11:23 | Online/Umeå University
4th Annual CryoNet Symposium
The 4th Annual CryoNET Symposium will, through a panel of distinguished speakers, highlight the latest discoveries facilitated by cryo-EM research and new directions that are emerging.
Mon 08 Nov
10:50-10:50 | Oslo
PhD Course in Molecular Medicine
NCMM will organise their annual PhD course in Molecular Medicine. The event runs for two weeks.
Mon 22 Nov
14:00-20:00 | Zoom/online
EMBL Conference: Cancer Genomics
Leading researchers from across different areas of cancer research will come together to present the latest advancements in the field and to discuss the further integration of their scientific efforts.
Wed 01 Dec
10:56-10:56 | FIMM/University of Helsinki, Finland
FIMM Building Bridges 2021
'From Research Infrastructure to Clinical Translation'
Mon 31 Jan
12:06-12:06 | Aarhus
Annual Nordic EMBL Partnership Network Meeting
Hosted by DANDRITE. Further details to follow.

News on publications

2021.09.01 | Publication

Mapping the human genetic architecture of COVID-19

The genetic makeup of an individual contributes to susceptibility and response to viral infection. While environmental, clinical and social factors play a role in exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease severity1,2, host genetics may also be important.

2021.09.01 | Publication

Risk of acute myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke following COVID-19 in Sweden: a self-controlled case series and matched cohort study

COVID-19 is a complex disease targeting many organs. Previous studies highlight COVID-19 as a probable risk factor for acute cardiovascular complications. We aimed to quantify the risk of acute myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke associated with COVID-19 by analysing all COVID-19 cases in Sweden.

2021.09.01 | Publication

Functional diagnostics using fresh uncultured lung tumor cells to guide personalized treatments

Fresh uncultured tumor-derived epithelial cells (FUTCs) are amenable for drug testing. Profiling of lung tumor and matched normal cells identifies cancer-selective treatments NSCLC FUTCs with targetable drivers expose genotype-matched responses or non-responses. The FUTC approach can guide personalized therapy in compassionate patient care

Pathogenex tool.

2021.06.08 | Publication

RNA atlas of human bacterial pathogens uncovers stress dynamics linked to infection

Bacterial pathogens have to cope with stressful environments in human host. Their response with the activity of gene products enables them to adapt to those stressful environments and cause troublesome infections. Therefore, genes involved in the adaptation are potential targets for new antimicrobials.

2021.02.01 | Publication

Cryo-EM structure of Helicobacter pylori urease with an inhibitor in the active site at 2.0 Å resolution

The Luecke Group at NCMM have published in the journal Nature Communications

2021.02.01 | Publication

Binocular integration of retinal motion information underlies optic flow processing by the cortex

Rune Nguyen Rasmussen and Akihiro Matsumoto et al. from Keisuke Yonehara’s lab have published in Current Biology.

Journal cover - featuring imagery from Irep Gözen.

2020.11.26 | Publication

Biological lipid nanotubes and their potential role in evolution

Research from the Gözen group at NCMM published in The European Physical Journal Special Topics.

Illustration by Björn O. Schröder

2020.09.10 | Publication

New publication from MIMS group leader Björn O. Schröder in JBC on function of microbiota in obese mice

The paper, 'Obesity-associated microbiota contributes to mucus layer defects in genetically obese mice', has been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Illustration by Barbara S. Sixt, showing a viable cell infected with Chlamydia, which reside in a vacuole inside the host cell. Due to the occuring cell death, the host cell dies and releases the bacteria.

2020.09.10 | Publication

A high profile review article from MIMS group leader Barbara S. Sixt on host cell death modulation by the bacterial pathogen Chlamydia

The review has been published in the journal FEMS Microbiology Reviews.

2020.09.02 | Research news, Publication

Comment article: Predicting Cancer Evolution Using Cell State Dynamics

Dr Kuijjer's article, 'Predicting Evolution Using Cell State Dynamics', examines research using state transitions to model cancer development and progression.

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