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EMV Newsletter September

Welcome to EMV Iben Lundgaard!


Iben Lundgaard joins the Department of Experimental Medical Sciences as Associate Senior Lecturer and Wallenberg Fellow. Dr. Lundgaard got her Ph. D. in Neurosciences from University of Cambridge, UK. She worked as postdoctoral fellow and later on as assistant professor at Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Rochester, NY, before joining Lund University. 

Welcome to EMV Darcy Wagner!

Darcy Wagner

Darcy Wagner has recently joined Lund University as an Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow: Regeneration and Repair in the Respiratory System and Associate Senior Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Medical Sciences. She was most recently at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center in Munich, Germany where she was serving as a German Lung Center principal investigator. She received her PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Toledo in Dr. Sarit Bhaduri’s lab as a National Science Foundation fellow and completed her first postdoctoral studies in Dr. Daniel Weiss’ lab at the University of Vermont as a NIH T32 Fellow. She then completed her second postdoctoral training period as a Whitaker Foundation International Scholar and a Helmholtz Zentrum München Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Dr. Melanie Königshoff’s lab in the Lung Repair and Regeneration Unit at the Helmholtz Center of Environmental Health in Munich, Germany.


Have you just started your work here at Lund University? Then we would like to see you at our Welcome Day for new employees on October 18, 2017. We will present our university – vision, organization and activities. 

The last day to register is October 4.

Read more and register: Kompetensportalen.


Lunds universitet - genom Språk- och litteraturcentrum (SOL) - erbjuder kurser i svenska för universitetsanställda (så kallade SFU-kurser). Kurserna kan hållas på fem olika nivåer, beroende av förkunskaper. Kostnaden för deltagande är 4 100 SEK (nivåerna 1-4) samt 4 300 SEK för nivå 5. Kursavgiften betalas av din institution.

För mer information och registrering, se information på Staff pages (på engelska).


Lund University offers Swedish language courses for university staff (SFU) in cooperation with Scandinavian Languages at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL). Depending on your previous knowledge of Swedish you can take courses at five different levels. Course costs (to be paid by your department): SEK 4 100 each for levels 1–4 and SEK 4 300 for level 5.

Want to sharpen your research and reach further?

Attend the Life Science infrastructure fair and seminar - For all researchers who want to know more about the excellent life science infrastructure that Lund University has to offer. Learn about how different infrastructures can be important tools in your research.

Lund: 19th of September 14-17*, Belfragesalen, BMC D15
Malmö: 3rd of October 14-17, CRC, aulan

More than 20 infrastructures will present how they can support life science research. The presentations will be based on four different cases: diabetes, immunology, cancer and neuro science.

Please register before the 12th of September (Lund) or 26th September (Malmö)

Read more:

*For infrastructure representatives there is also a dedicated session between 13-14.

Call for travel grants

The Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Committee hereby invites applications for travel grants for travels until 15th of May 2018 in connection with postgraduate studies at another institution within or outside the country. Eligible applicants are PhD-students admitted to postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Lund/Malmo. The application to the Faculty of Medicine must be received at the latest 22nd of September 2017.

EMV Newsletter

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Defences of doctoral theses

Vignesh Murugesan – Biomedicine, vessel wall biology and atherosclerosis
Title: Challenging the mystique connection. Deciphering cell-matrix interactions role in atherosclerosis and restenosis.
Maine supervisor: docent Uwe Rauch
Opponent: Dr Ilze Bot, Leiden
Chairman: professor Katrin Mani

Johanna Sernevi Säll  Biomedicine, Experimental Diabetes Research
Time: 2017-09-05, 09:00
Place: Segerfalksalen, BMC A10, Sölvegatan 17, Lund
Title: Salt-inducible kinases in adipose tissue
Maine supervisor: docent Olga Göransson
Opponent: docent Margit Mahlapuu, Göteborg
Chairman: professor Eva Degerman


Från den 19 december 2016 till den 28 januari 2018 firar Lunds universitet sitt 350-årsjubileum. Under jubileet kan du som anställd ta del av ett speciellt jubileumsprogram innehållande populärvetenskapliga föreläsningar, konserter, utställningar, kulturaktiviteter och festligheter.

Är du nyfiken på att veta mer? Besök

Debate in Lund: Can Neuroscience Explain the Human Mind?

Date: 5 September I Time: 20:00-21:00 I Place: Athen, AF-borgen, Lund
Can we still argue that there is free will when research shows that many decisions are taken unconsciously?

LUCRIS for you and your group!

On the EMV page in LUCRIS, all research groups are listed in the right menu (follow the link below). Visit your LUCRIS group page to see if you have both text and image. If you don´t, please contact as soon as possible to get help with LUCRIS!