The Lund University Medical Laser Centre (LUMLAC) was formed in October 1991 as an umbrella organization at the Lund University for co-ordination of research and teaching in the field of laser applications to medicine. Departments belonging to three faculties at the Lund University participate in the Centre. The formation of the Centre followed an almost 10 year long informal collaboration in Lund between physicians and physicists, recognizing the fact that interdisciplinary work strongly promotes a rapid development in new emerging fields.
The Lund University Medical Laser Centre is now a participating unit in the Lund Laser Centre (LLC), which was established at Lund University in 1995. Within LLC, research using lasers, optics and spectroscopy is performed covering basic atomic, molecular and chemical physics as well as applications in the energy, environmental and medical fields.