Seminar: What is Life? The future of biology.

What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series


Monday December 8, 15.00

Venue: Jacob Berzelius lecture hall, Berzelius väg 3, KI Campus Solna

Eric Kandel, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York

The Age of Insight:  The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain From Vienna 1900 to the Present

The lecture is followed by student discussion beween 16 – 17.15 in nearby room


Host: Ingemar Ernberg


The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by the seminal book What is life? by Erwin Schrödinger, published 60 years ago. In this seminar series this question is addressed again, in view of the impressive development since then.

Leading scientists with an overview perspective are invited to discuss the challenges that meet us today in biology, as a result of the —omics era, the availability of large amounts of data as a result of high through-put techniques, and the possibilities provided by mathematics, simulation theory an computational biology.

The seminars are open to everyone studying or working in the field of life science and is free of charge.