Seminars & symposia - 2015


2015-12-14 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Sara Wilson

Monday December 14 Sara Wilson Umeå Center for Molecular Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden In 1997 Sara Wilson completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Cardiff University, UK. Between 1997 and 2009 she did postdoctoral training in embryonic development and neuronal circuit formation first at Umeå University and later at Columbia University, New York, USA. In 2009 […]

2015-12-07 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Åke Lundkvist

Monday December 7 Åke Lundkvist Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University Åke Lundkvist took his PhD in 1993 at Karolinska Institutet and has since then held positions at The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control/The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Smittskyddsinstitutet/Folkhälsomyndigheten) since 1993 and Karolinska Institutet 2008-2013. Since 2013 he is professor of […]

2015-12-01 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Stockholm

What is Life? The Future of Biology.

Tuesday December 1, 15.00 Venue: Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, KI Campus Solna Lars Werdelin, The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm Hominins, carnivores, and the origins of the Anthropocene The lecture is followed by discussion between 16.15 and 18.00 (Room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, KI Campus Solna) Host: Steven Jörsäter The What is […]

2015-11-23 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Ben Schuler

Monday November 23 Ben Schuler University of Zürich, Schweitz Professor Schuler’s laboratory investigates the structure and dynamics of proteins with cutting-edge single-molecule spectroscopy. He has made key contributions to our understanding of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), proteins interacting with molecular chaperones, protein misfolding, as well as the behavior of proteins inside live cells. A key […]

2015-11-18 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Stockholm

What is Life? The Future of Biology.

Tuesday November 18, 15.00 Venue: Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1,  KI Solna campus Bob Langer, MIT, Boston, USA Novel medical techologies-from invention and discovery to clinical implementation The lecture is followed by discussion between 16.15 and 18.00 (Room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, KI Campus Solna) Host: Ingemar Ernberg The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by […]

2015-11-09 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Rob Phillips

Monday November 9 Rob Phillips Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology California Institute of Technology, CA, USA Rob Phillips is Professor of Biophysics and Biology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, and uses physical models to explore biological phenomena and construct experimental tests. Key areas of interest include the […]

2015-11-09 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Hillarp lecture hall, KI Solna

What is Life? The Future of Biology.

Monday November 9, 15.00 Venue: Hillarp lecture hall, Retzius väg 8, KI Campus Solna Birger Schmitz, Lund University An astronomical perspective on Earth’s geological record and evolution of life The lecture is followed by discussion between 16.15 and 18.00 (Room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, KI Campus Solna) Host: Steven Jörsäter The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by […]

2015-10-29 10:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Comparative network modeling of TCGA data and network component resolution (NetCoR)

Speaker: Professor Rebecka Jörnsten, Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg Venue: Seminar room Pascal, Gamma floor 6, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Solna Abstract:  Statistical network modeling techniques have the potential to increase our understanding of cancer genomics data. Here, we analyze multiple TCGA data sets via a generalized sparse inverse covariance model, carefully addressing such challenges as unbalanced […]

2015-10-26 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Christer Betsholtz

Monday October 26 Christer Betsholtz Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Div. Vascular Biology, Karolinska institutet and Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden Christer Betsholtz took his PhD in 1986 at Uppsala University and has since then held positions at Göteborg University 1994-2004 and Karolinska Institutet 2004-today. Since 2013 he is professor […]

2015-10-12 15:15 - 16:15, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Jerry Coyne

Monday October 12 Jerry Coyne Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division, University of Chicago, USA Jerry A. Coyne is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. He received a B.S. in Biology from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology […]

2015-09-28 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Rob Martienssen

Monday September 28 Rob Martienssen Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies in England and a postdoctoral period at UC Berkeley, Rob Martienssen is currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute–Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation investigator as well as a professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He is a pioneer […]

2015-09-23 16:15 - 17:00, Seminar | Karolinska University Hospital

What is Life? The Future of Biology.

Wednesday September 23, 16.15 Venue: Nanna Svartz lecture hall, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna Yehezkel Ben-Ari, INMED/INSERM Marseille, France Neuroarcheology and neuropediatric diseases The lecture is followed by discussion between 17.15 and 18.00 Host: Hugo Lagercrantz The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by the seminal book What is life? by Erwin Schrödinger, published 60 years ago. In this seminar series […]

2015-09-22 16:15 - 2015-09-25 17:00, Seminar | Karolinska Institutet Solna

What is Life? The Future of Biology.

Tuesday September 22, 16.15 Venue: Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobels väg 1, KI Campus Solna Pasko Rakic, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA Neuronal Migration and Brain Map Formation The lecture is followed by discussion between 17.15 and 18.00   Host: Hugo Lagercrantz   The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by the seminal book What is life? by Erwin Schrödinger, […]

2015-09-14 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Andras Simon

Monday September 14 Andras Simon Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska insitutet, Sweden Andras Simon received his PhD degree at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Stockholm, 1999. During his PhD he identified the enzyme that catalyzes the rate limiting step in the generation of the chromophore of the eye, 11-cis retinol dehydrogenase. Subsequently, […]

2015-08-31 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Stirling Churchman

Monday August 31 Stirling Churchman Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Harvard, Boston, USA Stirling Churchman was a postdoc with Jonathan Weissmann, UCSF, where she pioneered native elongating transcript sequencing (NET-seq, Nature 2011). In 2011 she started her own lab at Harvard Medical School where they study the molecular mechanisms that control and coordinate transcription […]

2015-06-17 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Solna

Seminar: What is Life? The Future of Biology.

What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series Wednesday June 17, 15.00   Title: Tuned into time: Music, speech, & the biology of auditory-motor integration Speaker: Nina Kraus, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA Venue: Jacob Berzelius (Adam) lecture hall, Berzelius väg 3, KI Solna Host: Gunnar Bjursell   The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by the seminal book […]

2015-06-16 13:00 - 14:00, Seminar |

CANCELLED – Seminar: What is Life? The Future of Biology.

Cancelled This event has been cancelled. What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series Tuesday June 16, 15.00   Title: What is life? revisited (prel title) Speaker: Sydney Brenner, Cambridge, UK, Singapore and Okinawa Venue: To be announced. Host: Ingemar Ernberg   The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by the seminal book What is life? by […]

2015-06-11 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Solna

Seminar: What is Life? The Future of Biology.

What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series   Cancelled! This event has been cancelled. For more information please contact Susanna Appel, susanna.appel@scilifelab.se     Title: Parental regulation of the Epigenome:Mechanisms for Transgenerational Transmission Speaker: Michael Meaney, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Venue: Jacob Berzelius (Adam) lecture hall, Berzelius väg 3, KI Solna Host: Hugo Lagercrantz   The What is […]

2015-06-08 11:00 - 2015-06-09 12:30, Seminar | Solna

Solving the protein folding problem

Speakers: Martin Weight, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France David T. Jones, University Collage London, London, UK Program in PDF: Solving the protein folding problem Venue:  Delta area, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23A and MTC seminar room A302, Karolinska Institutet Registration: Fee of 500 SEK includes dinner To register go to http://symposium.aurell.org/ Deadline May 15

2015-06-04 09:00 - 12:00, Seminar | 752 37 Uppsala

Seminar: Unlocking new sample types for Next Generation Sequencing

Does your next breakthrough finding depend on sequencing FFPE samples? Could the publication of your next top-tier article be accelerated by sequencing whole human genomes? Technological advances enable increasingly more sample types to be prepared for and sequenced by next generation sequencing (NGS). This includes historical FFPE samples having been locked away in freezers for […]

2015-06-03 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Solna

Seminar: What is Life? The Future of Biology.

What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series Wednesday June 3, 15.00 Title: Medical and ethical challenges in provision of medical care in a multi-cultural environment modern-day Israel Speaker: Eric Shinwell, Neonatology, Ziv Hospital, Tsfat, Bar Ilan University, Israel Venue: Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1,  KI campus Solna   Host: Hugo Lagercrantz   The What is Life-seminar series is […]

2015-05-29 11:00 - 12:30, Seminar | Solna

Lecture: Molecular features that make ancestral enzymes more promiscuous than modern enzymes

  Speaker: Professor Romas Kazlauskas Title: Molecular features that make ancestral enzymes more promiscuous than modern enzymes Date & time: May 29, 11:00 Venue: Lunchroom on level 2 in Alfa building  (SciLifeLab Stockholm)   REGISTRATION Please confirm you attendance via the registration form.   The event is free of charge.   ABSTRACT Evolutionary biologists hypothesize that ancestral enzymes were generalists; that is, that […]

2015-05-28 14:00, Seminar | Solna

Drug Discovery Formula One – how to get pole position through opportune hits and then secure the lead

Speaker:  Lars Sandberg, Computational Chemist at the Drug Discovery Unit, University of Dundee Venue:  Room Kilsbregen, Alfa floor 4, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Solna Abstract: Good chemical starting points are likely to increase the chance for success of a drug discovery project. One way of finding starting points is by screening a large set of lead-like molecules available […]

2015-05-25 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Jeff Doyle

Monday May 25 Jeff Doyle School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, US Jeff Doyle’s research lies in the area of molecular systematics, molecular evolution, and comparative genomics. Jeff is particularly interested in genome duplication, specifically the origin and evolution of polyploidy and its functional and regulatory consequences. His research has primarily focused on polyploid […]

2015-05-18 10:00 - 11:30, Seminar | Solna

Biomarkers in Drug Development (in Neuroscience): what they can, could, cannot

Speaker: David Leppert MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Basel Venue: Gamma, Floor 2, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Solna The seminar is arranged by AZ Translational Science Center at SciLifeLab.

2015-05-12 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Solna

Seminar: What is Life? The future of biology.

What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series Network of chemical reactions   Tuesday May 12, 15.00 Title: Music, Speech and Brain Speaker: Isabella Peretz, The International Laboratory of Brain, Music and Sound Research, Montreal Venue: Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1,  KI campus Solna The lecture is followed by student discussion between 16-18 in […]

2015-05-11 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Harold Zakon

Monday, May 11 Harold Zakon Neurobiology, School of Biological Sciences,  University of Texas, Austin, US Harold Zakon (PhD, Cornell University; postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Diego) has been at the University of Texas since 1983 in the departments of Neuroscience and Integrative Biology. Using biophysical and molecular methods he studies the function, regulation, and evolution […]

2015-05-06 10:00 - 15:00, Seminar | Uppsala

BioVis Symposium “Scientific Imaging”

The SciLifeLab regional facility of national interest BioVis (Biological visualization) invites you to the “scientific Imaging” Symposium on May 6, including lectures about Image Flow Cytometry, Label free 2Photon Microscopy, Light Sheet Microscopy and Image Analysis.

2015-04-27 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Martha Sommer

Monday, April 27 Martha Sommer Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Martha Sommer first became interested in the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction when studying bacterial chemotaxis at the University of Texas at Austin.  Later she joined the lab of Prof. David Farrens at the Oregon Health & Science University, where she worked on the eukaryotic photoreceptor […]

2015-04-27 14:00 - 15:00, Seminar | Stockholm

An introduction to the journal Cell Systems

Hear a presentation of the newest journal in the Cell Press family.

2015-04-20 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Suzanne Shale

Monday, April 20 Suzanne Shale Independent Ethics Consultant; Research Associate at Ethox, University of Oxford Noble and ignoble science: the long fight against fraud and fabrication Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood, 1956 winner of the Nobel prize in Chemistry, described science as “an imaginative adventure of the mind, seeking truth in a world of mystery”. But […]

2015-03-30 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Hiroshi Nakato

Monday, March 30 Hiroshi Nakato Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota, US Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in the Stem Cell Niche: Lessons from Drosophila Stem cells are defined by their unique potential to self-renew and to differentiate into mature cell types, which support normal development and maintain tissue homeostasis. Stem cells typically […]

2015-03-24 09:00 - 11:00, Seminar | Solna

Challenging samples for Next Generation Sequencing

Does your new next breakthrough finding depend on successful sequencing of degraded or minute samples? NGI welcomes you to a breakfast seminar on how to harness the invaluable information from challenging samples using NGS.

2015-03-16 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Leif Andersson

Monday, March 16 Leif Andersson Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University Leif Andersson has been working on comparative genomics using domestic animals as study objects the last 30 years. In recent years the research […]

2015-03-04 13:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Solna

Seminar: how to use siRNA and CRISPER-CAS9 in your research

Application of gene modulation technologies (e.g RNAi) in research laboratory
have accelerated studies in numerous areas including functional genomics,
gene mapping, pathway analysis, and drug target identification. RNAi screens
are routinely used in high-throughput formats to elucidate the roles of specific
genes in cellular processes. However, there area considerable number of
factors that can contribute to the success or failure of a screen that must be
accounted for in order to determine correct gene function.

2015-03-03 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Solna

Seminar: What is Life? The future of biology.

What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series   The Connected Brain of the Child   Tuesday March 3, 15.00 Venue: Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1,  KI campus Solna Hugo Lagercrantz, Dept of Women’s and Children Health, Karolinska Institutet   Host: Gunnar Bjursell The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by the seminal book What is life? […]

2015-03-02 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

Joel Sussman, March 2

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series Monday, March 2 Joel Sussman Department of Structural Biology and Israel Structural Proteomics Center Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel Joel Sussman is an outstanding structural biologist, primarily famous for his work on acetylcholine esterase, an enzyme intimately involved in acute neurotoxicity caused by nerve agents and pesticides. Among other […]

2015-02-09 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

Richard O. Hynes, February 9

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series Monday, February 9 Co-organized with the Rudbeck seminar series at Uppsala University . Richard O. Hynes Howard Hughes Medical Institute, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, MA, US Dr. Hynes did his undergraduate work in Biochemistry at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, and his PhD in Biology […]

2015-02-02 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

Aleksandra Radenovic, February 2

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series Monday, February 2 Aleksandra Radenovic Laboratory of Nanoscale Biology, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland Aleksandra Radenovic received her master’s degree in physics from the University of Zagreb in 1999 before joining Professor Giovanni Dietler’s Laboratory of Physics of Living Matter in 2000 […]

2015-01-28, Seminar | Uppsala

6th Symposium on Pharmaceutical Profiling in Drug Discovery and Development

The 6th symposium on Pharmaceutical Profiling in Drug Discovery and Development is hosted by the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, together with the SciLifeLab Drug Discovery and Development platform and the Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden. This year’s program is focused on advances in pharmaceutical compound profiling, the role of transport proteins in drug disposition, and proteomics in drug discovery and development.

2015-01-22 15:00, Seminar | Solna

Sunney Xie: Label free imaging

Sunney Xie is a pioneer of single molecule enzymology and single cell genomics. Here are some extracts from his homepage: http://bernstein.harvard.edu/

2015-01-21 15:00 - 16:00, Seminar | Solna

Seminar: What is Life? The future of biology.

What is life? – The Future of Biology seminar series   Wednesday January 21, 15.00 Venue: Samuelssonsalen lecture hall, Tomtebodavägen 6, KI Campus Solna Sunney Xie, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University,  Cambridge, US Lecture followed by discussion in room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, KI Campus Solna (16.15 – 18.00)   Hosts: Ingemar Ernberg & […]

2015-01-19 15:15 - 16:00, Seminar | Uppsala

Yenan Bryceson, January 19

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series Monday, January 19 Yenan Bryceson Center for Infectious Medicine, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Yenan Bryceson received his his PhD from Karolinska Institutet in 2008 after working in the lab of Eric Long at the NIH, and is currently Assistant Professor at the Center for Infectious Medicine at Karolinska […]