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 more than 100 SciLifeLab and WCMM group leaders that are being recruited to the centers. 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.
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.
More than 100 young group leaders are being recruited to Sweden in the next few years to work at the SciLifeLab host universities or at the WCMM sites.
The SciLifeLab fellows program started in 2014 and currently includes 19 group leaders at Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Chalmers University of Technology and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and additional fellows are being recruited. The WCMM Centers in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund, and Umeå were initiated during 2015 and have presently recruited over 30 new group leaders all together, and aim to recruit approximately 50 more in the coming years.
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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
Eva Åström, Coordinator WCMM Linköping
Julia Grönros, Coordinator WCMTM Göteborg
Maria Israelsson Nordström, Coordinator WCMM Umeå
Disa Larsson Hammarlöf, Coordinator SciLifeLab
Ulrica Englund Johansson, Coordinator WCMM Lund