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Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine

The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) conducts research in cancer, infection biology, neuroscience and metabolic disorders including diabetes. WCMM at UmU is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen molecular life science in an initiative by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.


WCMM is part of a national effort to strengthen excellent life science research in molecular life sciences

Leadership and organization

Organization including contact info for directors, coordinator, controller, steering committee and SAB


Young WCMM group leaders conduct research in molecular medicine - from laboratory to the clinic


A challenge to find the solution to pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer can resist most existing treatments and the five-year survival rate is low.

Targeting cancer cells without affecting healthy cells

Francesca Aguilos work lies at the cutting edge of biomedical research and cancer.

Glaucoma – the silent thief of sight

“Despite decades of research, we still don’t know exactly what causes the disease.”


Publications from WCMM Fellows and WCMM-associated researchers


Sjöberg Foundation millions for prostate cancer project
Published: 2024-06-17

A project for more efficient treatment for aggressive prostate cancer gets SEK 21 million in funding,

Kunskapsnoden kicks off prioritised research areas
Published: 2024-01-31

The three cross-faculty areas show the width and edge of research at Umeå University.

Umeå at the top of Swedish Research Council funding for clinical therapy research
Published: 2023-12-01

Umeå University did very well in the Swedish Research Council's allocation to clinical therapy research.

DDNA organization influences the growth of deadly brain tumours
Published: 2023-10-31

the 3D organization of DNA can influence the progression of aggressive brain tumour, reveils a new study.

Bernt Eric Uhlin receives Forska!Sverige Honorary Award
Published: 2023-10-26

Bernt Eric Uhlin is honored for his extraordinary commitment to creating an excellent research environment.