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 eleven 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.
Six 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.
Congratulations to our new Ragnar Söderberg Fellows in Medicine 2014 Cristian Bellodi and Göran Karlsson! Cristian and Göran received 8 million SEK funding each for their work on post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms that modulate stem cell function and the molecular mechanisms discriminating normal and malignant stem cells, respectively.
2014-10-01. Please welcome Visnja Radulovic to the Miharada group, who joined us from Gerald de Haans laboratory.
"The overall aim of my previous research was to better understand the role of two main epigenetic mechanisms, represented by the Polycomb-group proteins and DNA methyltransferases, in the regulation of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal and differentiation. The research project I will be working on at the Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy department intends to describe the protein quality control and metabolic regulation of HSCs during the dormant-to-active state transition in order to generate improved protocols for ex vivo HSC expansion and transplantation." Visnja Radulovic
Professor Stefan Karlsson and his collaborators have been award the prestigious Knut and Alice Wallenberg grant for research projects with high scientific potential 2014. They were awarded 42.7 million SEK for their research on the identification of stem cell states and state transitions.
Christian S. Thudium will defend his thesis entitled "Development of Novel Models for Studying Osteoclasts" on October 10 at 13:00 in the Segerfalk Lecture Hall.
Faculty opponent: Professor Ulf Lerner, Department of Molecular Periodontology, Umeå University, Sweden.
Main supervisor: Professor Johan Richter