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News from the Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR)

CTMR receives European funding through the Horizon 2020 framework and the ONCOBIOME project

CTMR, under the lead of Professor Lars Engstrand, has received European funding through the Horizon 2020 framework and is one of the 17 collaborators of the ONCOBIOME project (2019-2023). This ONCOBIOME project aims to explore the role of the microbiome in cancer, from early detection and diagnosis to treatment and prognosis.“

Eva Doorakkers successful PhD defence on Friday January 25th

Eva Doorakkers from the group Upper GI Surgery defended her thesis "Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment and the risk of gastric and oesophageal cancer" on January 25th, 2019. Main Supervisor is Nele Brusselaers.

Supervisors: Assoc. Prof Nele Brusselaers, Prof Lars Engstrand, Prof Jesper Lagergren
Opponent: Prof Ernst Kuipers

KI, Ferring and Rebiotix extend collaboration to research next generation of microbiome treatments

KI and Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today a five-year extension of their collaboration to explore the potential of the human microbiome in reproductive medicine and women’s health and gastroenterology.

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CTMR collaboration with EURAC on studies of the Ötzi gut microbiome

Dr Frank Maixner, EURAC institute for studies of mummies and the iceman, Bolzano, Italy, visited The Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) and gave a lecture on "The 5300-year-old Helicobacter pylori genome of the Iceman - the story and the research" this December.

More information here

Lars Engstrand and Ina Schuppe Koistinen featured on Swedish National TV4 February 2018

Lars Engstrand has been featured in the TV4 program Malou efter tio. The program focuses on the connction between long term usage of coagulants and stomach cancer

Watch the full program Malou efter tio on TV4 Play


Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome

A new film summarizing the work and personalities at the Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR)

Ferring Pharmaceuticals site visit at CTMR/MTC and open house for The Center for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) June 13 2016

The Center for Translational Microbiome Research, CTMR, hosted the microbiome project team from Ferring Pharmaceuticals May 17th. The team visited the new premises at MTC and SciLifeLab and discussed projects within the ongoing collaboration.

MTC:ers are all welcome to CTMR Open House, June 13 from 2 - 16.30 pm.
Please, join us during this afternoon and get the opportunity to see our new premises, learn about our research and meet with personnel, students and postdocs at the Center.

Read more about the visit here