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The European CBRNE Center

The European CBRNE Center is located at Umeå University and initiates, coordinates and participates in research and development projects within the CBRNE field.

CBRNE is the international abbreviation for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive substances. CBRNE describes activities concerning dangerous and harmful substances of either biological, chemical, radioactive, nuclear or explosive character. CBRNE events can be caused by accidents, antagonistic events, or other factors. While these events are rare, they are often very serious, which is why constant preparedness is necessary. The European CBRNE Center was formed in 2008 to further strengthen Umeå's leading role within Swedish CBRNE development.

The European CBRNE Center is made up of seven partners: Umeå University, Umeå municipality, Region Västerbotten, Västerbotten County Council, The National CBRN Defence Centre of the Swedish Armed Forces, The Swedish Defence Research Agency, and The Swedish National Fortification Agency. The Center is ran by a board with representatives from all partners.

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Biochemist receives prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize
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Umeå researcher on the top list of future biochemists
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