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Published: 17 Jun, 2014

Infection research receives continued Linnaeus Centre funding with 45 million SEK during the second five-year period

NEWS Umeå University's successful infection research at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) will continue to receive Linnaeus Centre funding from the Swedish Research Council. This means continued funding with nine million SEK per year over a period of five years.

The Swedish Research Council and Formas has now completed the mid-term evaluation of the 20 Linnaeus environments, which received funding in 2008. One of these environments is the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, UCMR.

“We are very pleased with the result of the evaluation and the continued support for UCMR”, says Bernt Eric Uhlin, Scientific Coordinator for this Linneaus Centre.

The evalution states:
“UCMR is a leading centre nationally and internationally for chemical microbiology. This interdisciplinary centre brings together chemists, physicists and biologists. It is very well structured and has a remarkably successful training programme for young scientists. Their integration with the associated EMBL/MIMS structure has produced an impressive international centre. The GE Panel recommends continued funding at the existing level.”

More information:

”Mid-term evaluation report of the 2008 Linnaeus Centres”

For further information:

Bernt Eric Uhlin, Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, Scientific Coordinator of UCMR and Director of MIMS, Umeå University.

Umeå Centre for Microbial Research

Editor: Karin Wikman