Our NIH/MIST grant got extended!

Last year our lab received a prestigous 1-year grant from the Mucosal Immunology Studies Team, a NIH-funded consortium. We have just received news that MIST/NIH will extend our funding with an additional year. Now we will continue our work on identifying the external environmental factors that drive membrane mucin expression in the small intestine.

Travel grants to Anandi, Elena and Sofia!

Congratulations to Anandi, Elena and Sofia who all received travel grants for participation in international conferences during 2019!

Anandi and Sofia will attend the 15th International Workshop on Carcinoma-associated Mucins in Cambridge, UK with poster presentations of their work.

Elena will attend the UEG Week (Oct 19-23) in Barcelona, Spain.

Thaher Pelaseyed receives funding from the Wenner-Gren foundations


Thaher Pelaseyed has received funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundations for his research on the role of transmembrane mucin in the human intestine.

- I am extremely pleased that the Wenner-Gren Foundations have decided to continue supporting my work. The Foundations funded my postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, which was very productive, says Thaher Pelaseyed.

- The support from the Wenner-Gren Foundations is crucial for my research aiming at elucidating the fundamental function of transmembrane mucins in the human intestines. We have good evidence that these complex glycoproteins are involved in signaling pathways that mediate crosstalk between intestinal epithelial cells and luminal bacteria. Understanding this crosstalk could help us identify the mechanism behind chronic inflammatory diseases in the gut.

The support from Wenner-Gren Foundation consists of a 2 year Research Fellow position, a generous starting grant and the opportunity to expand the research group with an international postdoc.

Thaher Pelaseyed awarded the Sahlgrenska Academy International Starting Grant

Thaher Pelaseyed has been awarded the Sahlgrenska Academy International Starting Grant for the 2015 academic year. The grants targets young scientists who have held a postdoctoral position at a foreign higher education institution. Thaher Pelaseyed, who is expected to complete his postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell by the end of 2016, is looking forward to re-establishing his research at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

- I am very thankful for the grant and I am looking forward to bring the knowledge and skills that I have acquired at Cornell back to University of Gothenburg, says an excited Thaher Pelaseyed.

Thaher Pelaseyed will use the The Sahlgrenska Academy International Starting Grant of 500 000 SEK to establish an independent lab in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology.