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Earlier activities


Teachers day

In collaboration with The Royal Swedish Academy of Science (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, KVA). KVA arranges inspiration days for high school and elementary school teachers. Their goal is to inspire teachers by presenting up to date research in natural science and mathematics. Teachers from all over Sweden are welcome to attend.

November 25 four researcher representing SciLifeLab; Tove Fall, Åsa Melhus, Adam Ameur and Katarina Holmborn Garpenstrand, visited Umeå presenting their research under the theme Challenges and possibilities in medical research.

Umeå, November 25 2015. More information is available here.

I’m a scientist – ask me (Jag är forskare – fråga mig)

October 28 2015 the researchers Martin Dahlö, Carolina Wählby, Erik Pelve and Eva Garmendia visited Tom Tits Experiment in Södertälje. During four hours they had a great time answering a lot of questions and offering various experiments:

  • Basic programming using Scratch
  • Extraction of your own DNA
  • Microbial evolution using PlusPlus
  • Can a computer decide if a cell is healthy or sick?

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This was the first event in collaboration with Tom Tits Experiment. Both researchers and visitors enjoined the event and now we take the collaboration with Tom Tits further. If you are a researcher, and are interested to take part in future activities in collaboration with Tom Tits, please contact Eva Molin, eva.molin@scilifelab.uu.se.

ForskarFredag 2015

The last Friday of September has been designated Researchers’ Night by the European Commission. Across Sweden and all over Europe hundreds of activities are organized to show members of the public how exciting research can be and how relevant science actually is to our daily lives.

SciLifeLab is participating with a full day program at SciLifeLab, inviting students in gymnasiet to listen to lectures on the challenges of finding new biomarkers for disease, understanding the function of all human proteins, development of new methods to discover cancer at an early stage and new medical targets for brain disease, as well as guided tours in our laboratories.

Stockholm, 25 /9-2015. More detailed information about ForskarFredag is available here and program.

SciFest 2015

A science festival organized by Uppsala University (TekNat-samverkan), Destination Uppsala, Teknik College, Uppsala Kommun, Länsstyrelsen and Regionförbundet – for everyone from all over Sweden! The first two days are dedicated for school classes, ages 7-18. There are both workshops and non-stop activities. Day three is open for the public and all activities are non-stop.

SciFest 2015 was a success! March 19-21 Multihallarna at Fyrishov was crowded with people curios with nature science and technique. In total 7300 people visited the festival.

SciLifeLab participated with four activities:
Find the needle in the haystack!

The workshop will show the participants, in a very playful way, how you can find a cancer cell among millions of other cells.
Target group: elementary school, intermediate level

Clean hands save lives!

This non-stop activity will show the visitor if she or he has as clean hands as she or he thinks, using a fluorescent hand sanitizer and UV-light.
Target group: elementary school/high school

The Zebrafish – man’s best friend?

Visiting this non-stop activity, the visitors will take part of the fascinating development of zebrafish embryos. Can parallels be drawn with the development of human embryos?
Target group: elementary school/high school

Find the DNA-code for your name!

Visiting this non-stop activity, you can build a bracelet by decoding your name into DNA codons.
Target group: elementary school

Uppsala, March 19-21 2015. More detailed information about SciFest is available through www.scifest.uu.se.

Teachers day

In collaboration with The Royal Swedish Academy of Science (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, KVA). KVA arranges inspiration days for high school and elementary school teachers. Their goal is to inspire teachers by presenting up to date research in natural science and mathematics. Teachers from all over Sweden are welcome to attend.

November 25 four researcher representing SciLifeLab; Marie Allen, Åsa Melhus, Adam Ameur and Ulf Gyllensten, visited Umeå presenting their research under the theme Challenges and possibilities in medical research.

Lund, November 26 2014. For more information is available here.

Bioresursdagarna 2014

In collaboration with Nationellt resurscentrum för biologi och bioteknik and Biotopia.

Bioresursdagarna are two days for senior high school teachers with lectures, laboratory work, practical assignments and discussions. The concept is to connect laboratory work to it’s context together with exercises and in-depth lectures. The overall theme for 2014 was genetic engineering with focus on inherited genetic diseases, and GMO. The basis for the participants are the subject programs for Biologi (parts of Biologi 1 and Biologi 2), and Bioteknik that concerns molecular biology/gene technology.

SciLifeLab will contributed with a lecture by Kerstin-Lindblad-Toh, professor in comparative genomics and one of our most known researchers internationally. The focus of the lecture will be genetic disease factors in dogs and how this knowledge can be used to know more about human diseases. A computational exercise will follow the lecture showing various examples of this research.

Uppsala, November 10-11 2014. More detailed information about Bioresursdagarna is available here.

ForskarFredag 2014

The last Friday of September has been designated Researchers’ Night by the European Commission. Across Sweden and all over Europe hundreds of activities are organized to show members of the public how exciting research can be and how relevant science actually is to our daily lives. Researchers’ Night in Sweden, ForskarFredag, 2014 consists of events in 23 cities across the country and will take place on Friday 26 September.

SciLifeLab is participating with a full day program at SciLifeLab, inviting students in gymnasiet to listen to lectures on new biofuels, the challenges of finding new biomarkers for disease, understanding and finding new treatments for cancer and useful bacteria for humans, as well as guided tours in our laboratories.

Stockholm, 26 /9-2014. More detailed information about ForskarFredag is available here and program.

Teachers day

In collaboration with The Royal Swedish Academy of Science (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, KVA). KVA arranges inspiration days for high school and elementary school teachers. Their goal is to inspire teachers by presenting up to date research in natural science and mathematics. Teachers from all over Sweden are welcome to attend.

SciLifeLab will host one of these days on the topic Challenges and possibilities in medical research (Utmaningar och möjligheter inom medicinsk forskning).

Uppsala, May 13 2014. For more information is available here.

SciFest 2014

A science festival organized by Uppsala University (TekNat-samverkan), Destination Uppsala, Teknik College, Uppsala Kommun, Länsstyrelsen and Regionförbundet – for everyone, from all over Sweden! Day one is dedicated for school classes, ages 7-18. There are both workshops and non-stop activities. Day two is open for the public and all activities are non-stop.

SciLifeLab participated with four activities:
Who’s the robber?

The workshop will show how we can use mitocondrial DNA as a forensic tool.
Target group: high school

Have we adapted to todays diets?

The workshop will show how the copy number of the amylase gene affect our ability to break down starch.
Target group: high school

Bring home your fingerprint!

Visiting this non-stop activity, the visitors can take their fingerprints using a kit used by the police, compare their fingerprints with each other and bring them home.
Target group: elementary school/high school

Find the DNA-code for your name!

Visiting this non-stop activity, you can build a bracelet by decoding your name into DNA codons.
Target group: elementary school

Uppsala, 28/2-1/3-2014. More detailed information about SciFest is available through www.scifest.uu.se.