Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy

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The Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy is located at the Biomedical Center (BMC), Lund University, Sweden. Established as a joint venture between the Medical Faculty at Lund University and the Hematology Clinic at Lund University Hospital, our mission is to translate basic science to clinical applications.

Our research focuses on hematopoiesis, the continuous and dynamic process of blood cell formation. The laboratory consists of eight closely collaborating research groups that all share a common interest in investigating the properties of blood stem cells to eventually understand and treat hematological disorders.

Five of our researchers belong to the Hemato-Linné Excellence Linnaeus Research Environment funded by The Swedish Research Council and Lund University. Several of the groups are engaged in StemTherapy, a Strategic Research Area for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine that is also supported by The Swedish Research Council.


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Please welcome Leal Oburoglu to the Woods group. Leal joined us from Naomi Taylor's laboratory in Montpellier, France, and will be working on the metabolic control of iPS cell generation.

Welcome to our Division!

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Rick Pearson

Professor Rick Pearson from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia, will be visiting Lund on February 28 - March 1, 2016.

He will give a lecture entitled: ”Targeting the ribosome as a strategy to treat haematological malignancies” on Monday, February 29 at 2 pm in the Segerfalk lecture hall, BMC A10.

Host: Johan Flygare


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Valgardur Sigurdsson and Kenichi Miharada. Photo: Christine Karlsson

Kenichi Miharada and his team have recently discovered that bile acid supports the production of blood stem cells in the fetal liver. The study was published in Cell Stem Cell, and identifies a previously unknown effect of bile acid during fetal development. These findings open up entirely new avenues for understanding the fetal blood stem cell development and disease mechanisms related to blood disorders, and may contribute to developing potential new ways of treatment in the future.

Congratulations to the authors!

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On December 17, Roger Rönn successfully defended his thesis entitled "Towards Generation of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells - Strategies to Overcome the Hurdles". Faculty opponent was Professor George Q. Daley from the Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. Photo: Shobhit Saxena
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George Daley

Professor George Daley from the Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA will be visiting Lund on December 16-18, 2015 in connection with Roger Rönn's thesis defense.

He will give a lecture entitled "Stem Cell Science and its Social Context" on Thursday December 17 at 10 am in the LUX Aula, Helgonavägen 3, 223 62 Lund.


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