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UCMR - Umeå Centre for Microbial Research

The Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, UCMR, is the "jewel in the crown" among Sweden's 40 national Linnaeus Centers of Excellence. UCMR promotes pioneering interdisciplinary molecular and translational microbial research and brings together nearly 70 active research groups in infection research at Umeå University.

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1 June: Distinguished Guest Seminar Series: Herbert Waldmann

Professor Herbert Waldmann lectures on pseudonatural products.

Elderly with few antibodies may need an extra dose of vaccine

Elderly with a low antibody response after vaccination are at increased risk of dying from omicron variants.

Honorary award from the Royal Court to Umeå professor

Professor Bernt Eric Uhlin receives a medal for contributions to the development of microbiological research.

Emmanuelle Charpentier about her time after the Nobel Prize

What has the Nobel Prize meant and recent developments in CRISPR-Cas9. Watch an exclusive interview.


Plant wall engages design and molecular biology students
Published: 2023-05-25

New (old) plant wall on the Art campus provides opportunities for design and molecular biology students.

Multi-million investment in infection research at Umeå University
Published: 2023-05-25

Kempestiftelserna, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Umeå University invest SEK 67.5 million in MIMS.

Forskningsidé gav innovativ produkt – Xerum nominerade till pris
Published: 2023-05-17

Umeå researchers developed a sensitive corona antibody test and a kit for sampling at home.

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