A collaborative network to bring together the future leaders of life science and molecular medicine in Sweden.
The National Molecular Medicine Fellows Program is an official collaboration, co-funded by a 9 million SEK grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The aim is to promote scientific interactions and technological networking among the now close to 100 SciLifeLab and WCMM group leaders recruited to the WCMM centers and SciLifeLab host universities. These group leaders have been trained in many of the best universities and laboratories in the world, and represent a major addition of cutting-edge expertise and talent to the Swedish life science sector. The program now also includes Associated Clinical Fellows, Associated Researchers, and DDLS Fellows, which means that NMMP now have close to 150 program members.
Within the scope of the collaboration, annual scientific meetings are arranged, giving the opportunity to create a unique and close network across the five sites, the national life science infrastructures, as well as the health care regions across the country. The effort also includes co-funding for joint projects or research visits.
The SciLifeLab fellows program started in 2014 and currently includes 38 group leaders at Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Uppsala University and Chalmers University of Technology and additional fellows are being recruited. The WCMM Centers in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund, and Umeå were initiated during 2015 and have presently recruited over 80 new group leaders all together.
Read more in the press release from 2017.
Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Director WCMM Lund
Christina Jern, Director WCMTM Göteborg
David Engblom, Director WCMM Linköping
Olli Kallioniemi, Director SciLifeLab
Lars Nyberg, Director WCMM Umeå
Lisa Dobrosch, Coordinator WCMM Linköping
Julia Grönros, Coordinator WCMTM Göteborg
Mikael Stiernstedt, Coordinator WCMM Umeå
Disa Larsson Hammarlöf, Coordinator SciLifeLab
Lisa Karlsson, Coordinator WCMM Lund