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SciLifeLab Day October 10

The SciLifeLab Day will offer a full day of scientific seminars and poster session presenting SciLifeLab’s facilities and technologies.

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List of participants

There will be a bus taking participants from Tomtebodavägen 23A, Solna in the morning, to Uppsala and back in the evening. Please indicate in your registration if you wish to take the bus.
The event is free of charge, but if you fail to cancel your registration less than three days before the event you will be charged a cancellation fee of 500 SEK.

For more information contact Eva Molin,


08.00 – 08.30  Registration and Coffee

08.30 – 08.45  Welcome and SciLifeLab update
Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Co-director, SciLifeLab


Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics
Chair: Stefan Bertilsson

08.45 – 09.00  Introduction to environmental research at SciLifeLab
Stefan Bertilsson, Scientific director, SciLifeLab

09.00 – 09.40  KEYNOTE: Genomics and physiology of Thaumarchaeota, one of the most abundant but enigmatic groups of prokaryotes
Christa Schleper, Dept. of Ecogenomics & Systems Biology, University of Vienna, Austria.

09.40 – 10.00  Unveiling important features of settling biology by genome sequencing of the barnacle Balanus improvisus
Anders Blomberg, Dept. of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg


10.00 – 10.30  Coffee break & Poster session


Personalized Medicine
Chair: Ulf Landegren

10.30 – 11.10  KEYNOTE: Population genetics of common diseases
Kári Stefánsson, deCODE genetics, Iceland

11.10 – 11.30  Massive parallel sequencing – enabling personalized management of melanoma-prone families
Veronica Höiom, Dept. of Oncology-Pathology (OnkPat), Karolinska Institutet

11.30 – 11.50  Low levels of biomarkers for vascular repair is associated with increased incidence of coronary events
Jan Nilsson, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Lund University


11.50 – 12.20  LUNCH

12.20 – 13.20  Lunch & Poster session


Systems Biology
Chair: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh

13.20 – 14.00  KEYNOTE:  Functional genomics to understand genome regulation and cancer
Jussi Taipale, Dept. of Biosciences and Nutrition (BioNut), Karolinska Institutet

14.00 – 14.20  Cancer biomarkers and normal variation
Stefan Enroth, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University

14.20 – 14.40  Dissecting chromatin function in plants
Lars Hennig, Dept. of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


14.40 – 15.20  Coffee break and Poster session


Global Health and Infectious Disease
Chair: Karin Forsberg Nilsson

15.20 – 16.00  KEYNOTE: CRISPR-Cas9: a bacterial adaptive immune pathway harnessed for genome engineering
Emmanuelle Charpentier, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

16.00 – 16.40  KEYNOTE: Cholera resistance in Bangladesh: Combining signals of ancient, pathogen-driven selection with genome wide association to understand immune response
Elinor Karlsson, Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

16.40-17.00     High-throughput screening for bacterial and viral pathogens using next-generation DNA sequencing
Ulf Gyllensten, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University