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Ignacio Mir Sanchis

Group Leader – Bio:

2019 – present  Assistant Professor. Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine Fellow. Umeå University.

2013 – 2019 Post-doctoral Scholar at The University of Chicago. Advisor Prof. Phoebe Rice.

2012-2013. Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary, Catholic University Valencia.

2007-2012. PhD in Molecular Microbiology. CEU University, Valencia. Advisor Prof. José Penadés.

2005-2007 Clinical Veterinarian. 2005 Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Cuncun Qiao, PhD


Dr. Cuncun Qiao got a Bachelor in Science from the Northwest University in Xi’an, China. He did his PhD in Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China. Cuncun spends long hours in the lab, but when he is not working at the bench, he likes reading, playing ping-pong and swimming.

Gianluca Debiasi Anders

PhD Student

Gianluca has a Master’s degree in Medical Science with a major in Biomedicine from Uppsala University. Originally from Brazil, he has moved to Europe in the last few years to pursue a career in Academia. When he is not working in the lab or running errands he enjoys reading about history, exercising, playing board games and messing around with computers.

Na Li

Visiting PhD Student

Na Li comes from Xi’an Jiaotong University where she is a PhD candidate in the School of Science, Physics. She has received a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to study abroad which has allowed her to come here to Umeå.

Amrita Salim, PhD


Amrita’s originally from Kerala. She completed her PhD from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in India. When she is not working at the bench lab, she likes reading historical contemporary novels or trying some Bollywood dance moves.


Dr. Rakesh Chatterjee

PostDoc – October 2019 to October 2021

Moved to Jerome Gouge’s group at Birkbeck University of London in November 2021

Olena Rakhimova

Staff Scientist

Emilia Neumann.

Undergrad Student

Sofia Nilsson.

Undergrad Student