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2019.11.18 | Research news, People

The FinnGen Research Project

The FinnGen Research project was launched in Finland in 2017 and is among the very first personalized medicine projects that combines genome information with digital health care data. Professor Aarno Palotie is a Research Director at FIMM and leads the FinnGen study. Palotie’s main focus is to better understand the genetic mechanisms in common…

Photo: Christine Panagiotidis

2019.10.09 | People , Events

Science by the Seafront: researchers from around the world connected at the annual EMBL Partnership Conference “Perspectives in Translational Medicine”.

Hosted by EMBL Barcelona, located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, the 3rd annual EMBL Partnership Conference took place from 25-27 September in Barcelona, Spain.

Photo: Dr Elisabeth Widén. Credits: Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics, University of Helsinki

2019.09.09 | People , Research news

Elisabeth Widén, Group Leader, FIMM

Dr Widén is a physician by training, with an interest in genomics and the genetic contribution to complex diseases. Dr Widén initially focused her research on puberty and the genes that influence this process. In recent years, however, Dr Widén’s interest has now shifted towards implementing genomic research into medical practice.

Professor Mark Joseph Daly

2019.09.02 | People , Awards

Honorary doctorate 2019: Professor Mark Joseph Daly

Professor Mark Joseph Daly, Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Finnish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership is awarded Aarhus University’s honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Health.

The Nabavi Group. Credits: Susanne S. Sjøgaard
Dr. Sadegh Nabavi and a two-photon microscope to visualise neural communication. Credits: Susanne S. Sjøgaard

2019.08.21 | People , Research news

Behind the Scenes: Dr Sadegh Nabavi, Group Leader at DANDRITE

Nabavi’s group focuses on memory formation and consolidation at the synaptic and circuit levels. Recently, Dr. Sadegh Nabavi had his group leader position extended for a further four years. In our latest Behind the Scenes article, Dr Nabavi discusses his research and his curiosity and passion for neuroscience.

2019.08.20 | News from the management, People

15 exciting PhD positions as part of PROTON, a collaborative effort of 10 academic and 2 industrial partners, are now available.

PROTON is funded by the prestigious Horizon 2020-MSCA-ITN European training Network grant. The goal is to jointly train 15 PhD students in the field of proton transport and proton coupled transport. Two of the positions will be based with Professor Hartmut Luecke’s group at NCMM.

The figure (A-D) illustrates the process from raw electron micrographs showing individual protein molecules (green boxes) to the building of a protein model. Image by Milena Timcenko

2019.08.01 | People , Research news, Publication

Researchers at DANDRITE and collaborative partners have used cutting-edge electron microscopy to reveal the first structures of the P4-ATPase lipid flippase; a crucial protein for cell viability

PhD-student Milena Timcenko and Assistant Professor Joseph A. Lyons give an insight into their recently published article in the renowned journal Nature “Structure and autoregulation of a P4-ATPase lipid flippase”.

Dr. Irep Gözen. Photo by Oda Hveem
PhD student Elif Köksal. Photo by Kristin Ellefsen
Photo: Spontaneously formed protocells, which resemble balloons anchored to a surface by a network of nanotubes. Image is visualized by 3D confocal microscopy by Elif Köksal.

2019.07.26 | People

NCMM-EMBL Group Leader Irep Gözen works within chemical life sciences, bionanotechnology and membrane systems

Dr. Irep Gözen has a PhD in chemistry from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and was previously a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Vinothan Manoharan’s group at Harvard University. She joined NCMM as head of the Bionanotechnology and Membrane Systems Group in 2016. She also holds an adjunct associate professor position at the…

2019.07.09 | News from the management, People

Group Leader position at NCMM

NCMM offers a Group Leader position with a start-up package in Precision Medicine

Dr Ellen Bushell. Photo: MIMS

2019.07.02 | People

Introducing MIMS-EMBL Group Leaders: Ellen Bushell - Parasite-host interactions that govern malaria infection and disease

Dr Bushell, who is originally from Umeå, joined MIMS as a group leader from the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge in Autumn of 2018

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