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Science & SciLifeLab Prize 2015 Symposium

Scientific symposium

December 9, 2015


Uppsala Biomedical Centre (BMC), Husargatan 3, Uppsala
SciLifeLab entrance (C11), Navet, E10:1309

Bus transportation

Registration for bus transportation required.



08:30-09:00 Morning coffee mingle

During the morning coffee mingle you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the PhD councils for Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University.

09:00-09:10 Welcome words by acting co-director Lena Claesson-Welsh

09:10-09:40 Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-chief of Science magazine 

Marcia McNutt, the Editor in-Chief of Science magazine since 2013, will give a presentation on Producing Robust and Reliable Research. In addition, she will review some of the work that has been done at Science to raise the standards for replicability in research results and to promote open science practices.

09:45-11:15 The four 2015 winners

This years receivers of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists will present their award-winning research within Cell & Molecular Biology, Ecology & Environment, Genomics & Proteomics and Translational Medicine.

Allison Cleary, USA – Grand Prize Winner, Cell and Molecular Biology

Teamwork: the Tumor Cell Edition

Ludmil Alexandrov, Bulgary – Category Prize Winner, Genomic & Proteomics

Understanding the Origins of Human Cancer: Mutational Signatures

Adam T. Ford, USA – Category Prize Winner, Ecology & Environment

The Mechanistic Pathways of Trophic Interactions in Human-Occupied Landscapes

Johannes Scheid, Germany/USA – Category Prize Winner, Translational Medicine

HIV Specific B cell Response in Patients with Broadly Neutralizing Serum Activity

2015 Winners Bios and Synopsis

11:25-11:45 Panel discussion on career experiences with the winners 


About the Prize

In order to promote young scientists early in their career, SciLifeLab has engaged in a collaboration with AAAS and Science magazine, co-funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, to award an annual prize in the area of life science for the best PhD thesis work. An essay based on the thesis is submitted to the editorial board of Science and four winners are selected and invited to Stockholm for a prize ceremony and to interact with the SciLifeLab community. The winners also share the 60,000 USD endowment and get to have their essays published by the journal Science.


Flyer Prize symposium 2015