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 autumn 2017

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 January 31.

For questions, contact

Committee Members:

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

GUIDELINES for SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series_2017-07-12

2017-12-04 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Taekjip Ha, Physics of DNA and Chromatin Function

Taekjip Ha is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Johns Hopkins University. He is developing novel physical methods to tag and manipulate single molecules to evaluate their behavior and interactions. He will speak about “Physics of DNA and chromatin function”

2017-12-07 10:00 - 11:00, Seminar | Uppsala

Seminar, Jonas Halfvarson, Novel biomarker identification in IBD

Jonas Halfvarson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist specialising in IBD at Örebro University Hospital, Sweden. He will speak about: “Novel biomarker identification in IBD – is the inflammation caused by nature or nurture?” The seminar is held in B7:111a, and is hosted by Tove Fall. No pre-registration required.

2017-12-08 10:00 - 12:00, Seminar | Uppsala

Absolute quantitation of micro-RNAs using padlock probes and FRET (Niko Hildebrandt)

Friday 8th of December at 10.00 B7:113, Biomedical Centre (BMC), Uppsala NanoBioPhotonics (, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), Université Paris-Saclay, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS, CEA, Orsay, France (FRET) plays an important role for quantifying concentrations and distances in many fields of the life sciences. The application of time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy and microscopy for […]

2017-12-11 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | CANCELLED

CANCELLED SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Michael Gale, RNA virus immune control

This seminar has been cancelled. The speaker will have a seminar September 2018 instead.

2018-01-15 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Gregory Schneider, New sequencing techniques

Gregory Schneider is a Tenure Track assistant professor at the University of Leiden that recently was awarded. His research activities put chemistry at the center of 2D materials research with the major goal of understanding and rationalizing molecular transport through (nanoporous) two dimensional membranes. We will speak about “Next next generation of DNA sequencing platforms: Two Dimensional Nanopores and Nanogaps”

2018-01-22 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Eduardo Rocha, Horizontal Gene Transfer

Eduardo Rocha is a senior scientist at CNRS, head of the Microbial Evolutionary Genomics lab at Pasteur Institute. He studies how natural selection for interactions between molecular systems and the DNA drives genome organization, and how the latter is challenged genome dynamics resulting from selection for diversification and innovation. He will speak about “Horizontal Gene Transfer: control, organisation, and functional innovation”

2018-02-07 09:00 - 13:00, Symposium | Stockholm

Symposium: Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy

The Advanced Light Microscopy facility at SciLifeLab cordially welcome you to an symposium covering applications of advanced fluorescence microscopy methods from world leading experts. Register before January 23, 2018 by sending an e-mail to Symposium program