New Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine will advance the understanding of molecular mechanisms underpinning disease

The partnership between EMBL, the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway and the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden is dedicated to molecular medicine, a growing field in the life sciences that investigates the molecular basis of disease and explores molecularly and genetically based treatments.

“Each partner has a long history of research in specific areas relevant to molecular medicine and brings in a unique set of expertise, skills and facilities,” says Iain Mattaj, Chair of the partnership's steering committee and Director General at EMBL. “Combining complementary strengths in the new Nordic EMBL Partnership equips us to tackle some of the most challenging problems of biomedicine.”

EMBL's recognised research strengths in the areas of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, bioinformatics and structural biology will be complemented by Norway's expertise in molecular mechanisms of disease, Sweden's focus on microbial pathogenicity and molecular infection medicine and Finland's strength in genetic epidemiology.

The agreement will facilitate access to scientific infrastructure, including databases, facilities and instrumentation, as well as to services and training activities provided by the partners. The partnership will result in the adoption of the EMBL model for international recruitment, staff turnover and scientific reviews by the Nordic nodes. The coordination between the Nordic nodes and EMBL will be overseen by a steering committee constituted by two representatives from each node. Scientific progress will be reviewed regularly by a committee of external experts. In addition to their partnership with EMBL the individual Nordic research centres will engage in collaborations with other national partners, including research and public health institutes, hospitals and research councils, to establish an extensive Nordic network for molecular medicine.

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