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.
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
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