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MoReLife work examples

In addition to the continuos work that MoReLife does regarding arranging various seminars, dissemination of information, participation in meetings at local and national level regarding infrastructure and competence development in the Life Science sector we here give a few examples of initiatives MoReLife have been/are involved in. For more information about the examples below or additional examples please contact Kajsa_M [dot] Paulsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] setarget="_self"

And not least - do you have ideas for initiatives that MoReLife should get involved in, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Hanseatic League of Science (HALOS)

Autumn 2018, MoReLife engagend in the work for a MAX4ESSFUN 2.0. The work resulted in a new ÖKS Interreg project stargin 1st of Feburary 2019 running for three years. HALOS is a continuation but also a development of MAX4ESSFUN with a new geographical area, including Hamburg and with the focus on the Life Science sector. Visit www.halos.lu.se for more information.

Microscopy Community Lund University (MicLU)

Autumn 2012, MoReLife together with LBIC, sent out a survey regarding existing resources and needs for future microscopy at Lund University. December 2012 MoReLife got the information that the Swedish Research Council (VR) in the beginning of 2012 had initiated a national survey on microscopy in Life Science with deadline end of December. With the help of input from a large number of scientists at Lund University, MoReLife put together a report from Lund University to be included in the VR report. Early 2013, with the background in the survey work and the input from the connected series of meetings, MoReLife arranged a retreat with representation from faculty leadership, researchers and microscopy infrastructures. At the meeting a road map was made for the establishment of an organizational frame work for microscopy at Lund University. After the meeting MoReLife contributed to the work with several applications from Lund University for funding of microscopy and presented a proposal of an umbrella structure for microscopy at Lund University. During the years MoReLife arranged a number of workshops and meetings with local speakers as well as guests from e.g. SciLifeLab, Centre for Advanced Bioimaging, UCPH and the Centre for Cellular Imaging, Sahlgrenska Academy. The establishment of an organizational network/umbrella organization: ‘Microscopy Community Lund University’ (MicLU) was formally decided by LTH, and the leadership of the faculties of medicine and science spring 2016. January 2017 a yearly financial support for an initial three-year period was granted. 

MicLU homepage https://www.microscopy.lu.se/


Bioinformatics at Lund University

MoReLife has involved in discussion and arranged meetings/workshops with bioinformaticians from both Lund University and SciLifeLab to promote exchange of ideas and communication between researchers and bioinformaticians. 


MAX IV and ESS

MoReLife has, either on itself or together with ESS and MAX IV, organized a number of workshops and seminars on synchrotron and/or neutron themes relevant for Life Science researchers. MoReLife has also actively searched for information and worked on networking to promote researchers from the Life Science sector to use large scale facilities, e.g. MoReLife participated in a study trip to the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland (18-19th of April 2013), MoReLife visited different conferences and meetings in Sweden, MoReLife financially supported participants from Lund University to attend a conference at ESS on the topic of Life Science (29-31st of May 2013).

MAX4ESSFUN

MoReLife was active in the pre-project headed by Region Skåne for the 'MAX IV & ESS: Cross Border Science and Society' (CBSS) http://www.scienceandsociety.eu and contributed actively to both discussions and to the writing of the proposal. The proposal for Inter-regional Öresund-Kategatt-Skagerack EU funding was granted the largest grant in the region: 178 million SEK and runs for three years (Sep 2016 to August 2018)! Within CBSS the largest subproject MAX4ESSFUN provides the opportunity for 176 cross border projects using neutron and/or synchrotron radiation to be funded where of around 34 projects have been earmarked for Lund University http://max4essfun.ku.dk.


LUND PROTEN PRODUCTION PLATFORM (LP3) AND THE CRYSTALLISATION FACILITY

Establishment and development of LP3: LP3 is the Lund University trans-faculty facility for protein expression, production and isolation. The platform is integrated with research training and development of skills in production, purification and experimental analysis of proteins. Establishment of the facility was initiated by the MoReLife network. The facility is in operation from February 2012 with financial support from the Vice Chancellor of Lund University, MoReLife (in turn financed by the Medical faculty and Science Faculty), LUDC/EXODIAB, CMPS and the Department of Biology. LP3 is now co-localised with the crystallisation facility and together now provide an integrated facility for protein production, purification, characterisation and crystallisation primarily directed at academic research groups at Lund University. Proteins are produced on demand and in quantities sufficient to allow researchers to address their specific questions. 

The facility utilizes and adds to the outstanding competence and infrastructure available at Lund University, in its Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering together with MAX IV and ESS.

Read more on LP3 and the crystallisation facility co-localization or


SciLifeLab

MoReLife has on several occasions invited representatives from SciLifeLab https://www.scilifelab.se to Lund University, both at BMC (24th of April 2012, 25th of October 2012 and 19th of March 2015) and Chemistry Centrum (29th of March 2017). During these meetings focus have been on both competence development and interaction between researchers and infrastructures/technology expertise and between representatives of the different infrastructures e.g., local infrastructures with SciLifeLab infrastructures as well as between local infrastructures of both different or similar types.