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Jing Tang (third from left) and the iCombine Team, winners of the Helsinki Challenge. Photo: Jing Tang

2019.03.15 | People , News from the management

Behind the Scenes: Jing Tang, Group Leader, FIMM

Jing Tang joined FIMM as a senior researcher in Tero Aittokallio’s group in 2012. Here he shares some background on his career and research to date.

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2019.03.15 | Research news

First common risk genes discovered for autism

An international research team involving scientists from FIMM has found the first common genetic risk variants for autism.

Professor Janna Saarela. Photo: Kirsi Tuura, University of Helsinki

2019.02.08 | People

Welcome to: Professor Janna Saarela

Professor Janna Saarela officially started as Director of NCMM in January 2019. She joins NCMM from the Nordic EMBL's Finnish partner, FIMM. Here she shares some insight into her research, and her vision for the future of NCMM.

2019.01.21 | Research news

GSK and Sanofi join FinnGen study

GSK and Sanofi have joined the FinnGen study, a large public-private partnership aiming to collect and analyse genome and health data from 500 000 Finns and thereby generate novel medically and therapeutically relevant insights.

Linda Sandblad (centre) at the electron microscopy unit at Umeå University. Photo: Mattias Pettersson
3D reconstruction at atomic resolution from about 1000 images of protein complex of human pathogen. Image: Luecke Group

2019.01.02 | Research news

Insight: Cryo-EM and the Nordic EMBL Partnership

Cryo-electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, has been around since the 1970s, but it’s only in recent years that, thanks to technological advances, the technique has become more accessible. We interviewed Nordic EMBL Partnership directors, Poul Nissen, Director of DANDRITE, and Bernt Eric Uhlin, Founding Director of MIMS until October 2018, about the…

Professor Mark Daly. Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

2018.12.14 | People

Welcome to: Professor Mark Daly, newly appointed Director, FIMM

Professor Daly joined FIMM from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital. Here he discusses his research and the reasons he chose to move to Finland from the USA

Iain Mattaj. Photo: EMBL/Human Technopole

2018.11.30 | People

New role for Iain Mattaj

The EMBL Director General, who steps down from his role at the end of 2018, has been named as the Director of Human Technopole

Dr Duda Kvitsiani. Photo: Maria Thykær Jensen

2018.11.15 | People

Behind the Scenes: Duda Kvitisiani

In the 'Behind the Scenes' series, we will look in-depth at a researcher, or a facility, within the Nordic EMBL Partnership. In our first article, we interview DANDRITE group leader, Duda Kvitsiani, about his work and the questions that he is trying to answer with his research. We also interviewed Dr Kvitsiani's PhD student, Juliane Martin, about…

Dr Oliver Billker

2018.10.31 | People

Welcome to: Dr. Oliver Billker, newly appointed Director of MIMS

Oliver Billker joined MIMS as Director in October 2018. He was previously a senior group leader at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and one of the lead investigators for their PlasmoGEM Malaria Programme project. Here, he tells us a bit more about his research, and what he hopes to achieve in his time at Umeå. Billker also holds a professorship…

Professor Poul Nissen. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo

2018.10.01 | People

New speaker for the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine

The Nordic EMBL Partnership is very pleased to announce that Professor Poul Nissen, Director of DANDRITE (Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience) has been named as the third speaker of the Nordic EMBL Partnership

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