Faculty of Medicine

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The course CCBIO905 – Methods in Cancer Biomarker Research was arranged for the fourth time September 27-29, 2022. This was the second time as a fully digital event. From the confusion of the first pandemic months, CCBIO is now highly experienced in organizing digital events, and hybrid events, for that matter. One thing is however clear – it takes a village to run a good online course!
A collaboration project on vulvar cancer between the Bjørge, Costea and Mustafa groups are using a 3D bioprinter to print tiny vulvar cancer tumors with live support tissue, for more realistic testing of which therapy will give the best response.
We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow for a 2.5-year project (possible extension for up to 1 year) in my group at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM), University of Oulu, Finland. Alternatively, an exceptionally highly-qualified PhD student could be considered. The overall aim of my group is to understand the molecular mechanism of malaria parasite gliding motility. To... Read more
Henni's recent work on characterizing compounds interfering with the malaria parasite profilin-actin complex and actin dynamics is out as a preprint on bioRxiv. The project is part of a large collaboration led by Madeline Dans and Paul Gilson from the Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
The McCormack group at CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Science is now launching the EU collaboration project CoDaFlight (Colouring the Dark in Fluorescence light), financed by the EU Pathfinder program. This project has the promise to develop the next generation of medical fluorescence imaging.
Our manuscript on the smallest malaria parasite myosin, MyoB, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Read here a summary of Isa's nice work on this so-far uncharacterized myosin, which is important for the parasite invasion of red blood cells.