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2020.12.15 | Research news

Novel ge­n­omic tools in­crease the ac­cur­acy of breast cancer risk as­sess­ment

Findings from the FinnGen study encompassing 120,000 women indicate that inherited breast cancer risk should be assessed in an increasingly comprehensive manner.

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2020.12.11 | Research news

AI pre­dicts which drug com­bin­a­tions kill cancer cells

A machine learning model developed in Finland, involving researchers at the Nordic EMBL Partnership's Finnish node, FIMM, can help us treat cancer more effectively.

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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.

Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo: Hallbauer & Fioretti
The first MIMS group leaders, recruited 2008-2009. Back, L-R: Andrei Chabes, Jörgen Johansson, Niklas Arnberg. Front: Constantin Urban, and Emmanuelle Charpentier. Photo:Mattias Pettersson, 2009

2020.10.07 | Research news

Former MIMS group leader, Emmanuelle Charpentier, awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The Nordic EMBL Partnership congratulates Emmanuelle Charpentier, and collaborator Jennifer A. Doudna, on receiving the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2020. Here, Directors of the Nordic EMBL Partnership nodes past and present, alongside the former Director General of EMBL, recall Professor Charpentier’s appointment as one of the Partnership’s first…

Professor Oliver Billker, opening the 10th Nordic EMBL Partnership meeting. Image: Nora Lehotai/MIMS

2020.09.28 | Knowledge exchange

The annual Nordic EMBL Partnership meeting 2020: Connecting with colleagues to increase future interactions

MIMS hosts the 10th annual Nordic EMBL Partnership meeting from Umeå, Sweden.

Nerve cells in the brain has been under scrutiny at DANDRITE since 2013 and the research results are fundamentally important for promoting the understanding of the brain, explains centre director Poul Nissen. But they also throw off unexpected results. Illustration: DANDRITE

2020.09.18 | Research news

Meet DANDRITE

Our Danish node, DANDRITE (Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience) is hosted by Aarhus University and funded by the Lundbeck Foundation. Recently, the University featured an in-depth article about DANDRITE and its importance to the local and national research environment.

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2020.09.09 | Research news

The Nordic EMBL Partnership and COVID-19

Across the Nordic EMBL Partnership, a wide range of projects are underway to help tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Partnership is home to a high number of highly talented young group leaders, recruited according to the EMBL model, who are well equipped to help contribute towards research into diseases and societal emergencies like…

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