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

2018-04-26, 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, 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.”

2018-05-08 15:00 - 2018-05-08 17:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Patenting in the Life Sciences

Welcome to the world of IP: what is patents and how could that be relevant for you? Do you find IP complicated? Do you have questions regarding whether or not it is relevant for you? In this lecture you will get an insight into what intellectual property (IP) is and how you can protect your […]

2018-05-14, 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”

2018-05-18, Symposium | Stockholm

Minisymposium: Covalent inhibitors in Drug Discovery

Some of the worlds most widely used drugs, e.g. acetylsalicylic acid, penicillins, omeprazole, clopidogrel, etc, are all based on covalent inhibition of the target enzyme. However, few drugs are designed to be covalent, and the pharmaceutical industry is still cautious for this mode-of-action due to an inherent risk of late stage idiosyncratic toxicology. In this […]

2018-05-21, 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”

2018-05-24, 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. Phil Biggin from University of Oxford will also present his work during the day. Mark your calendars! Preliminary Program 09.30 Welcome Coffee & Registration Session 1 10.00 […]

2018-05-31 09:00 - 2018-05-31 16:00, Symposium | Uppsala

Minisymposium: Biodiversity – Ecology and evolution of new species and phyla

Evolution of new species and phyla Welcome to this mini-symposium at EBC arranged by SciLifeLab. The meeting will discuss the evolution of new species and phyla, and participants from all parts of the field are most welcome to participate. Venue Lindahlsalen, Evolutionsbiologiskt centrum, EBC, Norbyvägen 14, Uppsala Confirmed Speakers Alexander Probst, University of Duisburg-Essen Moritz Buck, Uppsala […]

2018-06-01 09:00 - 2018-06-01 16:00, Symposium | Uppsala

Minisymposium: The tumor microenvironment as a target for therapy

Welcome to this SciLifeLab Minisymposium on  “The tumor microenvironment as a target for therapy”. The seminar takes place on 1 June 2018 in Navet, SciLifeLab, BMC in Uppsala. Participation is free and coffee and lunch is included, registration is mandatory. Welcome! Speakers Gabriele Bergers, KU Leuven, Belgium Yukiko Matsunaga, Tokyo Universitet, Japan Rui Benedito, CNIC, Madrid, Spain […]

2018-08-14 - 2018-08-17, Seminar | Stockholm

Model building and refinement using cryo-EM maps: Coot, Phenix, Rosetta, Refmac.

The advanced CryoNet workshop is aimed at students and postdocs who have obtained high-resolution cryo-EM maps and currently in the process of model building and refinement. Alongside lectures and tutorials, ample contact time will be provided to discuss practical issues in detail, therefore participants are expected to bring their own data. The software will be presented in the context of large and […]

2018-08-14 - 2018-08-17, 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 […]

2019-05-20, 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”