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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.

About CU4LS

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 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!

During the initiation phase, the Chemical Biological Centre (KBC) acted as a temporary node for the 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. In 2022, a new steering board was selected for 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

Fredrik Almqvist
Professor, other position

CU4LS partners: Research Centres and Units

CU4LS partners: 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 steering board 2024

Barbara Sixt

Research fellow at the Department of Molecular Biology. A representative for the Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and Future Faculty at the Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University

Gabrielle Beans Picón

Senior research engineer at the Integrated Science Lab (Icelab).

Kate Bennett

Research coordinator at the Department of Chemistry and Platform Manager at the Computational Analytics Support Platform (CASP)

Laura Herzog

Postdoc at the Department of Chemistry. A representative for the Umeå Postdoc Society

Linda Sandblad

Research fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Director of Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM). A representative for UCEM and SciLIfeLab Site Umeå

Maximiliano Estravis Barcala

Postdoc at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU. A representative for the Umeå Postdoc Society

Stefan Björklund

Professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Scientific Coordinator for Chemical Biological Centre, KBC

Teresa Frisan

Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR)

Yuri Schwartz

Associate professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Epigenetic Cooperation Norrland (EpiCoN)

Jennie Ekbeck

Honorary doctor Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University and former CEO of UBI. Business coach LEAD

CU4LS contacts

Contact KBC Communications Office

E-mail: info.kbc@umu.se

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


Homepage KBC Communications Office

A novel successful way of organising a scientific meeting

"CU4 a Life Science Shake-Up" meeting took place on 7-8 February 2023 in Sollefteå

Latest update: 2023-03-22