HALRIC at Medicon Village: Innovations and Collaborative Initiatives in Life Sciences

Medicon Village

The Hanseatic Life Science Research Infrastructure Consortium (HALRIC) brought its vibrant presence to Medicon Village this week, hosting an insightful Science for Breakfast presentation by HALRIC’s director and Lund University professor, Kajsa Paulson, joined by Lund University ambassador Emanuel Larsson. This engaging session was followed by a Science for Lunch event featuring Saromics Biostructures and SmiLe Incubator, sharing captivating industrial cases on research infrastructure utilization.

HALRIC, an EU-backed initiative, unites academia, companies, research infrastructures, and hospitals across Denmark, Southern Sweden, Hamburg, and Oslo regions. Its primary goal is to optimize the utilization of unique, cutting-edge resources. Comprising 21 partners, HALRIC collaborates to drive innovative research and discoveries across the Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak-Hamburg region, nurturing research infrastructures for life science innovation. Medicon Village plays a crucial role among these partners, amplifying HALRIC’s visibility among companies and actively pursuing industrial outreach. Companies benefit from access to expertise and cutting-edge infrastructure, contributing to discussions aimed at enhancing our region’s excellence in life sciences and fostering cross-sector, cross-border collaborations.

One exemplary pilot project, ’Unraveling Molecular Structures for Anti-Amyloid Drug Development,’ focuses on Alzheimer’s-related protein aggregation. Collaborating with Aarhus University and Strominnate Therapeutics, Lund University’s Klementieva group investigates dendrimer interactions with amyloid proteins, aiming to create protective dendrimers for neurons. Techniques like infrared spectroscopy, circular dichroism, X-ray scattering, and electron microscopy refine dendrimers’ ability to target amyloids, advancing neuroprotective properties.

If HALRIC has piqued your interest, fret not! Exciting opportunities to apply for HALRIC pilot projects await! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 30, 2025. Upcoming deadlines: 1 December 2023, and 5 February 2024. For further details about the call and application documents, visit the HALRIC pilot project webpage