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 next nomination round will open November 2017.

For questions, contact thesvedberg@scilifelab.uu.se

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


2017-09-20 09:30, Seminar | Solna

Structural Biology Discussion Group

Structural biology aims direct visualization of macromolecules and therefore provides the most definitive way to describe its mechanisms of action. High resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is emerging and developing technique in structural biology capable of producing density maps for direct atomic modelling. We gather a discussion group to better understand what is the current practice […]

2017-09-20 09:30 - 10:30, Seminar | Stockholm

Fellows seminar series: New cryo-EM tools and new biochemical studies of long non-coding RNAs

Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu from Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA will present an automated fitting technique for high-resolution cryo-EM data sets that produces all-atom models consistent with the EM density. Using a molecular dynamics approach, atomic positions are optimized with a potential that includes the cross-correlation coefficient between the structural model and the cryo-EM electron density, as well as a biasing potential preserving the stereochemistry and secondary structure of the biomolecule.

2017-09-21 13:00 - 14:00, Seminar | Uppsala

Drug Discovery Seminars – Efficient small molecule drug discovery using high fidelity DNA-encoded library technologies

DNA-encoded libraries have in recent years become increasingly popular. Pivotal, for success, is the quality of the library as well as the reliability of the screening technology. The YoctoReactor (yR) is a technology for preparing DNA-encoded libraries with maximal fidelity. Three dimensional DNA structures are formed. Each 3D DNA structure serves as a single-molecule chemical […]

2017-09-21 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Lecture: An emerging landscape of transcriptome complexity, Dr. Piero Carninci (RIKEN)

Lecturer: Dr. Piero Carninci (RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Deputy Center Director) http://www.clst.riken.jp/en/science/labs/dgt/ Title: “An emerging landscape of transcriptome complexity” Date: September 21st, 15:00-16:00 Venue: Conference room “Air”, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Solna Host: Mats Nilsson, Stockholm University/SciLifeLab   This seminar is part of a program organised by JSPS in Japan och KVA in Sverige. 

2017-09-22 10:30, Seminar | Solna

Structural Biology Discussion Group

Structural biology aims direct visualization of macromolecules and therefore provides the most definitive way to describe its mechanisms of action. High resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is emerging and developing technique in structural biology capable of producing density maps for direct atomic modelling. We gather a discussion group to better understand what is the current practice […]

2017-09-26 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Proteome predicts and interprets the metabolome of the cell by means of artificial intelligence

Speaker: Aleksej Zelezniak, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. A key obstacle in solving the genotype-phenotype problem represent metabolite concentrations, which so far are not predictable even when genome, transcriptome or proteome of a cell are known. By systematically creating precise proteomes of yeast gene-knockouts strains, we noticed that the absence of each protein kinase triggers a highly specific reconfiguration in the global network of enzyme abundance.

2017-10-02 13:00 - 14:00, Seminar | Stockholm

SciLifeLab Fellows seminar series: The silent Polycomb revolution – new roles for old faces

Oliver, Bell from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna will present an unexpected division of labour between different PRC1 and PRC2 complexes in epigenetic silencing. Transcriptional silencing by Polycomb group (PcG) proteins is a major paradigm for epigenetic inheritance from fly to human. The Polycomb Repressive Complexes PRC1 and PRC2 catalyse distinct chromatin modifications to enforce gene silencing.

2017-10-09 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Jenny Tung, Primate Social Interactions

Jenny Tung is an Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology at Duke University and an affiliate of the Duke Population Research Institute. She will speak about: “Social interactions in primate life history, genomics, and evolution”

2017-10-12 10:00, Seminar | Solna

Structural Biology Discussion Group

Structural biology aims direct visualization of macromolecules and therefore provides the most definitive way to describe its mechanisms of action. High resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is emerging and developing technique in structural biology capable of producing density maps for direct atomic modelling. We gather a discussion group to better understand what is the current practice […]

2017-10-19 13:30 - 16:30, Symposium | Stockholm

Mass spectrometry-based proteomics: When and How

The Janne Leithö group welcomes you to take part in the afternoon symposium “Mass spectrometry-based proteomics: When and How” (Gamma 2 lunch room, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23, Solna). No pre-registration required.

2017-11-06 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, James Liao, Carbon Metabolism

Dr. James C. Liao is President of Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering. The title of his talk is: “Re-design of Metabolism for Carbon Management”

2017-11-13 09:00 - 2017-11-14 16:00, Symposium | Uppsala

Swedish Bioinformatics Workshop 2017

Welcome to the Swedish Bioinformatics Workshop 2017. More information on this workshop will be published shortly. Room: Rudbeckssalen, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 20, 752 37 Uppsala Date: 13-14 november Please contact organizer Fredrik Barrenäs (fredrik.barrenas[a]icm.uu.se) if you have any questions.

2017-11-16 00:00 - 2017-11-17 00:00, Symposium | Japan

Symposium: Life Science Frontiers in Health, Disease and Aging

4th RIKEN / Karolinska Institutet / SciLifeLab Joint Symposium

2017-11-20 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Qi Zhou, Sex chromosome Evolution

Qi Zhou is a evolutionary genomicist who use birds and Drosophila as model to study genomic and epigenomic evolution of sex chromosomes. He will speak about: “Evolution of sex chromosomes of flies, snakes, birds and beyond”

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”