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Published: 2023-10-19

The Medical faculty grants strategic research to UCMR PIs

NEWS The Faculty Board of Medicine has decided on the Strategic Research Grant 2023, a three- and two-year research fund of SEK 800,000/year. Three of the researchers that receives project grants are principal investigators affiliated to UCMR.

A three-year project grant (for the years 2024–2026) is awarded to the following group leaders at Umeå Centre of Microbial Research, UCMR:

Anders Hofer, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics: Targeting pathogens dependent on the host for the supply of DNA building blocks

Jörgen Johansson, Department of Molecular Biology: Druggable RNA as targets for antimicrobial compounds

Lars-Anders Carlson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics: Molecular mechanisms in the genome replication of alphaviruses and flaviviruses

To be eligible to apply for these funds, one must either receive a project grant from a national research financier or have submitted an application. This means that if you are going to apply for next year's call, you should start planning for this and apply to VR, Forte or Formas during the spring.

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