Focusing on regenerative medicine (regeneration, replacement and repair), The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Lund University, WCMM LU, is a part of a national effort to reposition Sweden as a world-leading life science nation.
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One 50% clinical research position within the WCMM, LU
One research positions at the level of Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) is now open within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Lund University (WCMM LU).
For the first time, a research team at Lund University, led by Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow Filipe Pererira, has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, representing a pioneering contribution for applying direct reprogramming for inducing immunity. Importantly, the finding opens up the possibility of developing novel dendritic cell-based immunotherapies against cancer.
Researchers have succeeded in converting human skin cells into blood stem cells in an international collaboration project.
“This is a first step on the way to generating fully functional blood stem cells in a petri dish which, in the future, could be transplanted into patients with blood diseases”, says Filipe Pereira, Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow at Lund University who led the study now published in Cell Reports.
WCMM Molecular Medicine Fellow Darcy Wagner, a researcher at the faculty of Medicine, is one of the talented early researchers who have been awarded with the ERC starting grants. The award is for her research on ”Bioengineering lung tissue using extracellular matrix based 3D bioprinting”. The ERC Starting Grants is a grant from the European Research Council for early researchers from all over Europe within different research areas. This year the competition was high with 3107 applications, and among them 403 talented researchers were awarded with up to 1.5 million euro each.