The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University was established in 2015 as part of a national effort by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) to strengthen life science-research in Sweden. WCMM at Umeå University shares a close collaboration with Region Västerbotten and other WCMM centres in Lund, Linköping, Gothenburg and SciLifeLab.
In addition to the strong support from KAW, the centre also shares major support from Umeå university (UmU), the Medical Faculty at UmU and Region Västerbotten. The Kempe Foundations and the Cancer Research Foundation in Northern Sweden support the centre by providing opportunities for recruitments of postdoctoral researchers to the centre.
During the 10-year period 2015-2024 the centre recruits and supports excellent young researchers in molecular medicine within the fields of cancer, infection biology, neuroscience and metabolic disorders including diabetes. Fellows with tenure track positions are provided with generous support packages including funding for Postdoctoral Associates and PhD Student recruitments in order to establish a research group. The Fellows, together with additional WCMM-associated researches, are given excellent conditions for outstanding molecular and translational research through internationally recognized research environments including unique collections of longitudinal samples in existing biobanks.
The National Molecular Medicine Fellows Programme (NMMP) is a collaborative network for Fellows within WCMM and ScilifeLab. NMMP arranges yearly meetings at the different host universities in order to strengthen national collaborations.