Data-driven Epidemiology and biology of infections Research Area Symposium

December 7, 2022 December 8, 2022
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Europasalen, Konferenscentrum Wallenberg, Gothenburg
Medicinaregatan 20
Göteborg, 413 90 Sweden
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Data-driven Epidemiology and biology of infections Research Area Symposium

December 7 @ 13:00 December 8 @ 12:30 CET

Welcome to a symposia with the new DDLS Fellows and national as well as international researchers within the area of data-driven epidemiology and biology of infections.

We encourage personal participation to network with the new DDLS Fellows and other experts of the field however online participation is possible.

Deadline for registration November 29th

Program Wednesday, 7 December

12:00 LUNCH will be served

13:00- 13:20 Welcomes and Introductions

Siv Andersson, Head of Basic Research at Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Uppsala University,

Olli Kallioniemi, Director SciLifeLab and DDLS Director, Karolinska Institutet

Maria Smedh Site Coordinator, SciLifeLab Göteborg

13:20 DDLS in Epidemiology and Biology of Infection

Oliver Billker, DDLS Research Area Lead, Umeå University

13:30 Keynote: Using genomic surveillance data to understand bacterial epidemiology

Nicholas J Croucher, Imperial College London

14:10 DDLS Fellow talk: Predicting the disease threats of the future

Johan Bengtsson-Palme, DDLS Fellow at Chalmers University of Technology

14:50 Keynote (virtual) Data and decisions in an imperfect world

Bill Hanage, Associate Professor, Harvard, School of Public Health

15:30 COFFEE

16:00 DDLS Fellow talk: A global perspective on antimicrobial resistance in animals raised for food

Thomas van Boeckel, ETH Zurich and future DDLS Fellow at Gothenburg University

16:40 Pandemic preparedness – The SciLifeLab perspective

Staffan Svärd, SciLifeLab Scientific Director, Uppsala University

17:10 Discussion and conclusion of the first day

17:30 Snacks and mingle in Restaurant Nordic

18:30 SYMPOSIUM DINNER in Restaurant Nordic

Program Thursday, 8 December

8:30 DDLS Fellow Talk: Strength in numbers: leveraging publicly available (meta)genomic data to gain insight into the epidemiology and virulence potential of bacterial pathogens

Laura Michelle Carroll, Umeå University

9:10 Keynote: Data-driven dynamic disease surveillance and studies for mapping systemic effects of the human gut microbiome

Tove Fall, Uppsala University


10:20 DDLS Fellow Talk: Intimately microbial: symbioses in OB-GYN,

Luisa Warchavchik Hugerth, DDLS Fellow Uppsala University

11:00 National services for data and bioinformatics within DDLS and SciLifeLab

Sara El-Gebali, SciLifeLab Data Centre,

Björn Nystedt, National Bioinformatics Infrastructure

Short presentations followed by a discussion to determine needs for computational support for infections research in Sweden.

12:00 Discussion: DDLS initiative and Data-Driven Epidemiology and Biology of Infection: where next?

12:30 LUNCH will be served


December 7, 2022 @ 13:00 CET
December 8, 2022 @ 12:30 CET
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