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January 23, 2014

The Lund University Cancer Center seminar series that aims at facilitating cancer research activities at Lund University and beyond kicks off today. During spring semester it will among others feature presentations by Christer Wingren, Peter James and Carl Borrebaeck from the Department of Immunotechnology.

December 17, 2013

Assoc. Prof. Malin Lindstedt has been awarded 2 MSEK from AFA Försäkring for a project entitled New test system for sensitizing chemicals.

November 19, 2013

Senior investigators at the Dept. of Immunotechnology presented their research at the Cancer Research Open House day arranged to present cancer research activities within Lund University departments located at Medicon Village.

November 5, 2013

Assoc. Prof. Sara Ek was awarded a grant from the Swedish Cancer Society for a project entitled "Beyond SOX11 – biological insight and development of a primary cell-based method for screeing of new pharmaceuticals targeting mantle cell lymphoma".

November 4, 2013

Assoc. Prof Christer Wingren has been granted support (5 MSEK) by the Swedish Research Council for a project entitled "Molecular profiling of systemic lupus erythematosus for better differential diagnosis and prognosis".

September, 2013

A European FP7 research grant has been awarded to a consortium that includes Prof. Peter James of the Dept. of Immunotechnology. The reBIRTH (Brain Imaging Return To Health) consortium is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network that gathers experts on molecular mechanisms of age-associated pathologies including neurodegeneration and depression. The group consists of seven universities, two private companies and one non-profit research organisation from 7 European countries. They work together to identify stress-regulated molecules provoking neuronal death and hindering neurogenesis, and monitor the consequences of these processes in human brain using advanced imaging techniques. Prof. James receives 6.4 MSEK and will be taking on three PhD students during the next three months.

September 27, 2013

Dr. Henrik Johansson from the Dept. of Immunotechnology won the Danish Animal Welfare Society award for Best Poster Presentation by young scientists at the 29th annual meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology.

May, 2013

The Department of Immunotechnology is moving to a new site! By the end of May, 2013 you will find us at Medicon Village (Building 406), Scheelevägen 2, S-223 63 Lund, Sweden.

Postal address: Dept. of Immunotechnology, Lund University, Medicon Village (Building 406), S-223 81 LUND, Sweden

December 5, 2012

Dr. Johan Malmström was appointed Assoc. Prof. (docent) in Immunotechnology.

November 30, 2012

Dr. Johan Malmström of the Dept. of Immunotechlogy was awarded a Wallenberg Academy Fellow grant (7.5 MSEK), a support form that provides long-term funding and enables the best researchers to focus their attention on their research, by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.


November 1, 2012

The Department was granted support (a total of 9 MSEK) for four research projects by the Swedish Research Council:

  • Prof. Carl Borrebaeck: Global proteome analysis based on group-specific antibodies and mass spectrometry.
  • Assoc. prof. Malin Lindstedt: Prediction of compounds that cause sensibilisation of airways and skin using an alternative cell-based test system.
  • Dr. Johan Malmström: PPSIMS: Mass spectrometric analysis of protein-protein interactions on the bacterial surface.
  • Assoc. prof. Christer Wingren:  Next generation antibody-based micromatrices  for focused and global analysis of protein expression patterns and functional properties.

October 23, 2012

Prof. Carl Borrebaeck of the Dept. of Immunotechnology has been awarded the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences' Gold Medal for his fundamental and pioneering research in applied immunology.

September 18, 2012

Prof. Carl Borrebaeck of the Dept. of Immunotechnology has been granted the annual reward by the independent Research!Sweden (Forska!Sverige) Foundation for his research in medicine and his entrepreneurship.

September 10, 2012

Dr. Johan Malmström has received an ERC starting grant amounting to 1.5 million € from the European Science Council for his proteomics research on Streptococci in terms of a project entitled "In vivo pathogen profiling using selected reaction monitoring".

June 20, 2012

Petter Carlsson won the 1st Traditional  Immunotechnology Badminton Tournament.

May 31, 2012

Dr. Anders Carlsson of the Dept. of Immunotechnology was awarded the Gina Prize for the best clinical/translational research article published during 2011 within BioCARE, a strategic cancer research program run by Lund University and University of Gothenburg.

The prize was awarded for the findings reported in:
Carlsson et al. (2011) Molecular serum portraits in patients with primary breast cancer predict the development of distant metastases PNAS 108, 14252-14257 (Abstract).

May, 2012

Assoc. Prof. Malin Lindstedt was awarded 2 MSEK from VINNOVA for a project to investigate a cell based assay system for prediction of allergenicity.

December 15, 2011

Prof. Mats Ohlin was awarded a grant of 4.7 MSEK for an antibody engineering project from the Swedish National Space Board.

December 9, 2011

Paolo Cinfani of the Dept. of Immunotechnology won the 2011 Create Health Science Slam with a presentation entitled: "Cancer proteomics: a racist approach".

December, 2011

Johan Teleman of the Dept. of Immunotechnology was awarded a price for best MSc thesis in 2011 from the Bo Rydin Foundation for Scientific Research.

December 1, 2011

Prof. Carl Borrebaeck was awarded a 9 MSEK grant from VINNOVA for the project CREATE Health - a translational cancer center.

November 14, 2011

Doc. Malin Lindstedt has been granted support (7.08 MSEK during 2012-2015) for a research project entitled "A novel test strategy for assessing sensitizing capacity of chemicals and proteins" by FORMAS.

November 7, 2011

The Department was granted support for two research projects by the Swedish Research Council:

  • Doc. Sara Ek: Deciphering the molecular mechanisms of SOX11-related tumor growth.
  • Prof. Mats Ohlin:  Human monoclonal IgE - addressing clinical aspects in allergy using molecular tools.


June 15, 2011

M.Sc. Henrik Johansson and M.Sc. Mattias Levin, doctoral students at the Department of Immunotechnology, were both awarded with presentation prizes at the 30th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology held in Istanbul, Turkey.


June 1, 2011

Dr. Kristina Lundberg received a grant of 1 MSEK for a project entitled ”Development of effective treatment strategies in allergy" from Signhild Engkvist Stiftelse


March 4, 2011

Dr. Elin Gustavsson, a former PhD student at the Dept. of Immunotechnology, was awarded a price for best thesis conducted within the framework of the CREATE Health strategic center for translational cancer research during 2009-2010.


February 19, 2011

The Breast Cancer Initiative, a part of  the interdisciplinary cancer centre Create Health headed by Prof. Carl Borrebaeck of the Dept. of Immunotechnology, was awarded 25 MSEK from the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.


January 19, 2011

Dr. Peter Ellmark was appointed Assoc. Prof. (docent) in Immunotechnology. 


December 12, 2010

Dr. Johan Malmström of the Dept. of Immunotechnology has been awarded 10 MSEK by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research as part of their Future Research Leaders programme for his research on virulence mechanisms in Streptococci.


December 6, 2010

Dr. Malin Lindstedt, Dr. Kristina Lundberg, M.Sc. Henrik Johansson, M.Sc. Anna Sandström och M.Sc. Mattias Levin of the Dept. of Immunotechnology were awarded 129 kSEK in travel grants from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University.


November 5, 2010

The Department was granted support for two research projects by the Swedish Research Council:

  • Prof. Peter James: Analysis of membrane proteins
  • Doc. Christer Wingren: Molecular profiling of systemic lupus erythematosus for improved diagnosis, classification and prognosis

October 8, 2010

The Department celebrated the 20th anniversary of the inauguration of Immunotechnology at Lund University.


September 2010

Dr. Christer Wingren of the Dept. of Immunotechnology is a partner in the new Phast-ID project supported by a grant from the EU 7th framework programme that will develop a photonic crystal-based disposable biosensor for use in point-of-care diagnostic applications.


May 28, 2010

Johan Malmström at the Dept. of Immunotechnology has been granted 3.4 MSEK from the Crafoord Foundation.


April 1, 2010

The EU FP7-funded collaborative project AFFINOMICS - Protein Binders for Characterization of Human Proteome Function: Generation, Validation, Application commenced its operation. The Department of Immunotechnology is one of 15 partners from Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, UK and Belgium.


March 24, 2010

Lund University and the Faculty of Engineering granted the Dept. of Immunotechnology funding for a postdoctoral position that is to be held by Dr. Kristina Lundberg.


February 9, 2010

Dr. Fredrik Levander has been appointed Associate Professor (docent) at the Department of Immunotechnology.


February, 2010

BioCARE, a center within the Swedish Research Council's effort to support strategic research areas, has been inaugurated. Prof. Carl Borrebaeck, the head of the Dept. of Immunotechnology, is one of 10 principal investigators active within this center. It will focus its activities to the field of biomarkers in cancer medicine.


February 2010

Assoc. Prof. Sara Ek was awarded a grant (1 MSEK) from Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist Byggmästare for a project entitled "Development of therapeutic modalities based on novel transcription factors, including Sox 11".


December 17, 2009

Dr. Fredrik Levander of the Dept. of Immunotechnology is one of three principal investigators in a concortium (lead by Professor Erik Andreasson at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) that has been awarded a framework project grant amounting to 20 MSEK from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research to investigate late blight disease in potato.


October 29, 2009

Prof. Mats Ohlin was granted support for a research project on the development of carbohydrate-specific probes by molecular engineering from the Swedish Research Council.

September 9, 2009

Dr. Malin Lindstedt was granted support for a research project on alternative methods that do not require laboratory animals for allergen testing  by the Swedish Research Council.

September 1, 2009

Dr. Fredrik Levander has been appointed to coordinate proteomics data handling on a nation-wide level within the Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences (BILS).


June 15, 2009

A consortium, which includes the Dept. of Immunotechnology, has been recommended to receive 64 MSEK during 2010-2014, for a project entitled "BioCARE - Biomarkers in Cancer Medicine Improving Health Care, Education and Innovation" as part of the government's allocation of resources to strategic research areas.


June 8, 2009

Prof. Carl Boorebaeck has received a grant (5 MSEK) from Vinnova to develop an affinity proteomics platform into a discovery tool


June 4, 2009

Dr. Malin Lindstedt was appointed Assoc. Prof. (docent) in Immunotechnology.


April 17, 2009

Dr. Sara Ek was appointed Assoc. Prof. (docent) in Immunotechnology.


March 31, 2009

The strategic translational research centre CREATE Health, administered by the Department of Immunotechnology, received 10 MSEK as additional funding for its final 2 years.


March 17, 2009

The Department of Immunotechnology is expanding. Mattias Levin, Frida Pauly, Linn Petersson, Zahra El-Schish and Marianne Sandin have therefore recently joined the department.



March 1, 2009

The head of the Dept. of Immunotechnology, Prof. Carl Borrebaeck, was awarded the AkzoNobel Science Award Sweden 2009 for his groundbreaking translational research and its transfer into practical use.

January 29, 2009

The head of the Dept. of Immunotechnology, Prof. Carl Borrebaeck, was appointed Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Lund University. He will focus on the University's innovation strategies.


November 13, 2008

The Department was granted support for a research project by the Swedish Cancer Society

  • Sara Ek: Evaluation of Sox11 as therapeutic target in B cell lymphomas and analysis of its functional properties in malignant cells.

November 4-5, 2008

The Department was granted support for several research projects by the Swedish Research Council:

  • Carl Borrebaeck: Cellular basis for allergy: regulation of the allergic immune response by dendritic cells
  • Carl Borrebaeck: Global proteome analysis using context independent motif specific antibodies and micoarrays
  • Mats Ohlin: Allergen-specific antibodies of IgE class in nasal mucosa
  • Peter Ellmark: Development of immuno-nanoparticles for cancer therapy

Sept 17, 2008

The Department of Immunotechnology's research has been assessed as being "Excellent-Outstanding" in the University's research quality assessment programme RQ08.


September 2008

Dr Sara Ek and Prof Carl Borrebaeck received a grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a study of mantle cell lymphoma.


May 27-28, 2008

Researchers at the Department were granted postdoctoral research grants by the Swedish Research Council

  • Dr. Helena Persson: Synthetic antibodies for functional and structural characterization of membrane proteins. She will go to the University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Sofia Waldemarsson: Proteomic profiling of lung cancer for discovery and verification of novel prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers

May 20, 2008

Prof. Mats Ohlin was awarded the distinction of Excellent Teaching Practitioner by the Lund School of Technology



Dr. Christer Wingren received a grant from Vinnova to develop a microchip technology platform for cancer diagnosis.



The Department was granted a 2 year postdoctoral grant for Dr. Helena Persson from the Lund School of Technology.


Oct 31-Nov 13, 2007

The Department was granted support for several research projects by the Swedish Research Council:

  • Fredrik Levander: Analysis platform for mass spectrometry-based proteome comparison
  • Peter James: Quantitative whole and targeted proteome monitoring
  • Peter James: Breast cancer proteomics
  • Christer Wingren: Programmed self-assembly of antibody arrays interfaced with label-free sensing: novel opportunities for high-throughput proteomics

May, 2007

Dr. Malin Lindstedt and Prof. Carl Borrebaeck were awarded a grant from Vinnova for a project entitled "Utveckling av ny vaccinprincip baserad på intracellulär antigenfrisättning från nanopartiklar"


March 13, 2007

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted a consortium at Lund University headed by the Department of Immunotechnology 25 MSEK to fund acquisition of equipment for use in genomic and proteomic studies of cancer.


January 1, 2007

The Dept. of Immunotechnology was formed after a merger of the Division of Immunotechnology (formerly at the Department of Chemistry) and the Division of Protein Technology (formerly at the Department of Electrical Measurements).


June, 2006

The Divisions of Immunotechnology and Protein Technology moved into new research facities at the Biomedical Centre

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