Graduate Biosciences Symposium

SciLifeLab is co-organizing a Graduate Biosciences Symposium together with the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB) in Cambridge.

The Graduate Biosciences Symposium will take place at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge on 13th – 15th September 2017.

The programme brings together talks by high profile and distinguished scientists from a wide range of fields in fundamental biological research, with themed sessions covering structural biology, cancer and disease genetics, cell and developmental biology and neurobiology.

The symposium will begin on the evening of September 13th with a talk from popular science author and neuroscientist Matthew Cobb and continue with a further two days of high-quality research talks from established scientists, postdocs and PhD students, along with opportunities for both scientific discussion and networking during catered lunches, poster sessions and drinks receptions. As in previous years, the symposium will conclude with a subsidised formal dinner, to be held this year at Gonville and Caius College.


More information and registration can be found here

Graduate students from all of Sweden are welcome to participate!

Confirmed Speakers:

Structural Biology

Professor Eva Nogales
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Helen Saibil
Birkbeck College, University of London

Dr John Briggs
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Professor Martin Jinek
Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich

Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel
Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol

Dr Phil Selenko
Department of Structural Biology, FMP, Berlin

Cancer and Disease Genetics

Stephan Vagner
Department of Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Institut Curie, Paris

Richard Gilbertson
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Mariia Yuneva
Medical Research Council, The Francis Crick Institute

Katrin Rittinger
Medical Research Council, The Francis Crick Institute

Cell and Developmental Biology

Professor Sir John Gurdon
Wellcome Trust/Gurdon Institute, Cambridge

Professor Wolf Reik
Babraham Institute, Cambridge

Simon Baron-Cohen
Department of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge

Patrycja Kozik
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Illaria Testa
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SciLifeLab


Professor James Rothman
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven

Professor Andreas Schaefer
Francis Crick Institute, London

Christa Rhiner
Department of Cell Biology, Bern University

Andreas Schaefer
Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London.

Ilona Grunwald Kadow
Technical University Munich