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Symposium - 10 years of MIMS

Time Tuesday 18 June, 2019 at 09:00 - 15:30
Place Carl Kempe salen, KBC

In 2009 the first group leaders established their research at the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, MIMS. We celebrate this with a symposium at which international speakers discuss new insights into the biology of infectious diseases and their control.

We also look back at 10 years of research at MIMS under the leadership of professor Bernt Eric Uhlin, and several newly recruited group leaders will present their research plans.


Date: Tuesday, 18th of June 2019

Venue: KBC, Carl Kempe Salen, KB.03.03

Registration form (deadline 10 June 2019)


8:30 Coffee and registration

9:00 Welcome
Oliver Billker, Professor
Director, MIMS

9:05 ”From integrative modeling of structures to integrative modeling of infection cycles”
Jan Kosinski, PhD
Group leader, EMBL Hamburg, Germany

9:50 “Evolutionary compaction of the ribosome”
Jonas Barandun, PhD
Group leader, MIMS, and SciLifeLab National Fellow
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

10:20 Coffee break

10:45 ”Microbes, Mucus, Metabolism: Ménage à trois at the intestinal barrier”
Björn Schröder, PhD
Group leader, MIMS
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

11:15 “Letting the computer do the thinking -  T cell systems biology”
Johan Henriksson, PhD
Group leader, MIMS
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

11:45 - 12:45 10 years of MIMS celebration

Hans Adolfsson, Professor
Vice-chancellor of Umeå University

Carl-Henrik Heldin, Professor
Chair, The Executive Board of MIMS
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University

Bernt Eric Uhlin, Professor
Founding director of MIMS
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

12:45 Lunch

13:45 “Persistent lung infections – microbial evolution as a bacterial strategy to prevail in the host”
Søren Molin, Professor
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

14:30 “Malaria research in the Era of Eradication: opportunities and challenges”
Dyann Wirth, Professor
Richard Pearson Strong Professor Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

15:15 Final remarks
Oliver Billker, Professor
Director, MIMS

15:30 Coffee and end of the symposium

REGISTRATION FORM (please register before the 10th of June).

Contact: Eva-Maria Diehl, communication officer MIMS,

Event type: Conference