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Coalition Umeå for Life Science (CU4LS)

Research network Life science research in Umeå is versatile, interdisciplinary and of high scientific competence. The Coalition Umeå for Life Science (CU4LS) is highlighting the strengths and richness of Umeå Life Science research activities, spanning research areas from molecules to man, from microorganisms to ecosystems, from theoretical approaches to experimental sciences and into clinical research.

The initial idea is to create a communication platform on which research news, events and activities of the coalition partners are presented. It will be strongly interconnected with the existing resources of the individual partners as well as of Umeå University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the University Hospital of Umeå to complement these resources.

Over twenty research centres/units and infrastructures that perform life science research in and around the university campus in Umeå are partners of the coalition, including the internationally recognised The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), where the 2020 Nobel laureate in Chemistry Emmanuelle Charpentier made her ground-breaking discoveries about CRISPR-Cas9.

The coalition is open for all Umeå’s research centres/units and infrastructures active in different life science fields!

The Chemical Biological Centre (KBC) acts as a temporary node for the initiation and coordination of CU4LS and received funding from the involved universities and faculties for this, i.e. the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology, both from Umeå University, and the Faculty of Forestry from SLU. During the initiation phase, decisions are taken by an action group that is supporting KBC in the coordination of CU4LS.

The life science research community in Umeå is highly active, open and collaborative! Explore Umeå’s life science research environment and activities represented by the CU4LS partners and state-of-the-art infrastructures displayed below!

CU4LS action group 2021

Research Centres and Units

Research Infrastructures

Protein Expertise Platform, PEP

PEP offers services and expert advice in bioinformatics, cloning, growth optimisation and protein purification

X-ray Diffraction Facility (XRDF)

The XRDF provides services in robotic crystal set-ups, supervised crystal growth, cryo-data collection, high-r...

CU4LS contacts

Contact KBC Communications Office


Visiting Address:
KBC - building, KB.J3 (C3.25.25), Linnaeus väg 6, 90736 Umeå


Homepage KBC Communications Office

Scientific Coordinator of KBC

Stefan Björklund, Professor

Tel: +46 (0) 70 216 28 90


Visiting Address: KBC-building, KB.A6, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Linnaeus väg 6, 90736 Umeå