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Symposium – New Era of Life Science

We welcome you to the first RIKEN-Karolinska Institutet-SciLifeLab joint Symposium, which will be held October 16, 2014. This symposium brings together top researchers from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (CLST), Karolinska Institutet and SciLifeLab with the aim to identify mutually beneficial research topics for collaboration in the fields of Bioimaging and Genomics and their applications to improve health.

Location: Gamma conference, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Karolinska Institutet Campus in Solna

Registration: Registration is closed, symposium is full.

This 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.


Abstract program

9:00 – 9:30    ~ Reception ~

Session 1: Introduction  Chair: Harukazu Suzuki
9:30 – 9:40    Opening Remarks
Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren

9:40 – 9:50    Overview of Karolinska Institutet
Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren

9:50 – 10:00  Overview of SciLifeLab
Karin Dahlman-Wright

10:00 – 10:10 Overview of RIKEN CLST
Yasuyoshi Watanabe

Session 2: Molecular Imaging  Chair: Christer Halldin
10:10 – 10:30 Translational PET Neuroimaging
Christer Halldin

10:30 – 10:50 PET molecular imaging for medical innovation
Yasuyoshi Watanabe

10:50 – 11:10 (TBA)
Lars Farde

11:10 – 11:30 Assessment by PET molecular imaging for transplantation therapy with stem cell-derived neural cells in Parkinson’s disease
Hirotaka Onoe

11:30 – 11:45 JSPS Special Talk for Students, JSPS Activities for Promotion of Scientific Exchange
Hideo Akutsu

11:45 – 13:00            ~ Lunch ~

Session 3: Genomics  Chair: Mathias Uhlen
13:00 – 13:20 FANTOM5, a comprehensive promoter-based gene expression atlas
Piero Carninci

13:20 – 13:40 Dynamics of enhancer and promoter activity during mammalian cellular activation and differentiation
Erik Arner

13:40 – 14:00 Gene expression during the first three days of human development
Juha Kere

14:00 – 14:20 Genome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions
Jussi Taipale

14:20 – 14:50             ~ Coffee Break ~

Session 4: Molecular Regulation  Chair: Kazuhiko Tanzawa
14:50 – 15:10 Overview of regulatory molecule network control research project
Kensaku Sakamoto

15:10 – 15:20 Transcriptome analysis in the Molecular Network Control Project
Harukazu Suzuki

15:25 – 15:40 Development of effective drug delivery systems for molecular network control
Hidefumi Mukai

15:40 – 16:00 Genomics of obese human adipose tissue
Peter Arner

16:00 – 16:20  MTH1 inhibitors for anti-cancer treatment
Thomas Helleday

16:20 – 16:30 Closing remark
Yasuyoshi Watanabe

16:40 – 18:00            ~ Social Hour With Lite Bites ~

For questions, please contact Mikaela Friedman, or Carsten Daub,