Seminars & symposia

SciLifeLab hosts a number of stand-alone seminars as well as a distinguished speaker seminar series:

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series

Schedule for spring 2018

At the biomedical center in Uppsala the “SciLifeLab The Svedberg” seminar series is from spring 2015 running every other week.  This seminar series has a history from the middle of the 70s and a committee invites leading scientist from Sweden and worldwide to hold research seminars within the field of bioscience. The SciLifeLab The Svedberg Seminar series is also a research course for graduate students. By attending ten seminars, one higher education credit is achieved. More information about how to attend the course can be found at the course website.

The seminar series is now open for new nominations! Nominate your speaker via this form latest February 12.

For questions, contact

Committee Members:

Jonas Bergquist, Stefan Bertilsson,  Sebastian Deindl, Sonchita Bagchi, Marcel den Hoed, Olof Idevall, Patric Jern, Oskar Karlsson Lindsjö, Jan Komorowski, Pär Matsson (chairman), Jessica Nordlund and Alexander Sang-Jae Suh.

GUIDELINES for SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series_2017-07-12

2018-03-12 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Oliver Brüstle, Programming NCSs

Oliver Brüstle, MD, is Professor of Reconstructive Neurobiology at the University of Bonn. He is also Co-Founder and Scientific Director of LIFE & BRAIN GmbH, a biomedical enterprise serving as translational hub of the University of Bonn Medical Center. He will speak about “Programming NSCs for disease modeling and therapy development”

2018-03-19 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Linas Mazutis, Immune Cell Transcriptional Map

Linas Mazutis is a group leader at the Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University, Lithuania. His group is developing various microfluidic tools for biological and biomedical research and is a co-inventor of droplet-based RNA-Seq technique called inDrops. He will speak about: “Transcriptional map of the immune cell states in breast human cancer”

2018-04-09 08:30 - 17:00, Symposium | Uppsala

Linked Data in Sweden

Linked Data in Sweden is a yearly symposium held with the purpose of bringing people together to exchange experiences around using Linked Data.

You are welcome independently if you are a practitioner, an academic, experienced or new to the field.

2018-04-09 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Dietrich Volmer, Vitamin D Quantification

Dr. Dietrich Volmer is s Chair in Analytical Chemistry at Humboldt University in Berlin and editor of Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry since 2003. His talk is titled: “Analytical Methods for Quantification of Vitamin D and Implications for Research and Clinical Practice”.

2018-04-16 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Craig P. Hunter, Epigenetic Inheritance

Craig P. Hunter is a professor at Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cambridge MA, USA. Investigating the activity, regulation, and function of these RNA transport proteins in C. elegans and mice is the central focus of his research group. His talk is titled: “Mobile RNA and trans-generational epigenetic inheritance: Mechanisms, functions, and prevalence”

2018-04-26 09:00 - 17:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Phenotypic screening – how to query biology in high content and high throughput analysis?

  High content analysis (HCA) allows for the systematic and automated assessment of biological events on the cellular and subcellular level. In combination with high throughput functional screening (HTS), HCA is a powerful tool for chemical biology, drug discovery and phenotypic drug profiling. However, analysis of large multiparametric data sets is challenging and remains a […]

2018-05-02 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Anna Gloyn, Diabetes Causal Mechanisms

Anna Gloyn is Professor at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism and the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. She will speak about: “Using human genetics & genomics to unravel causal mechanisms for diabetes.”

2018-05-14 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Thomas Hnasko, Reward seeking and cell death

Thomas Hnasko is an assistant professor at the Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, USA. His lab uses genetic approaches to study the mechanisms and consequences of neurotransmitter co-release in mice. He will speak about: “Roles for dopamine and glutamate co-release in reward seeking and cell death”

2018-05-21 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, David J. Kwiatkowski, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

David J. Kwiatkowski is a Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a geneticist and oncologist with both focused and broad interests. He will speak about: “Mosaicism, Novel Therapies, and Epigenetics in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex”

2018-05-25 10:00 - 16:00, Symposium | Uppsala

SciLifeLab Biomolecular Simulation Workshop

We are happy to announce that the next Biomolecular simulation meeting will be held at SciLifeLab Uppsala on the 24th of May (2018). In addition to local speakers, prof. Phillip Biggin from University of Oxford will also present his work during the day. Mark your calendars! More information will be published shortly.   Registration

2018-05-28 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Gene Robinson, Honey bee Sociogenomics

Gene E. Robinson is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His research group uses the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, to understand the mechanisms governing social behavior. He will speak about “Honey Bees and the Genetic Roots of Social Life”

2018-08-14 09:00 - 2018-08-17 17:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Model Building and Refinement Using Cryo-EM Maps

Coot, Phenix, Rosetta, Refmac   Advanced Workshop SciLifeLab, August 14-17    Paul Emsley, Garib Murshudov MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK   Paul Adams Berkley University of California, USA   Frank Dimaio University of Washington, Seattle, USA   The workshop aimed at structural biologists with high-resolution cryo-EM maps in the process of model building […]