DDLS and WASP join forces for research within a data-driven future

June 11, 2021, 13:00 – 16:00

DDLS and WASP join forces for research within a data-driven future

Virtual Event Virtual Event

June 11 @ 13:00 16:00 CEST

Welcome to the official launch of the DDLS-WASP collaboration!

The two largest research programs in Sweden, the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) and the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), will team up in a new collaborative effort, with the ultimate goal of solving groundbreaking research questions and to create synergies across disciplines.

This Zoom meeting will combine inspirational talks and discuss possible ways to initiate formations of strong collaborations that can bridge  the gap between the scientific disciplines. We welcome WASP researchers and life scientists to take part in the webinar and to actively engage in new alliances. 

The first part of the meeting will be recorded and published on WASP and SciLifeLab YouTube channels.

Matchmaking: submit an abstract! 

Prepare for the joint call! To find potential collaborators, common topics, exchange ideas and opportunities, and raise awareness of competencies on each side, we invite you to submit an abstract. The Abstracts will be published in a PDF, updated every Monday (except during July) until the Call closes.


Session 1
Hosts: Danica Kragic and Erik Lindahl
13:00Welcome words
Siv Andersson, KAW, Sara Mazur, KAW, Chair of WASP board, Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chair of SciLifeLab board
13:15WASP, Introducing WASP and bringing awareness of WASP to the DDLS community
Anders Ynnerman , Director of WASP
13:35DDLS, Introducing DDLS and bringing awareness of DDLS to the WASP community
Olli Kallioniemi, Director of SciLifeLab and DDLS
13:55Joined forces for an increasingly data-driven future
Information about our new collaboration and purpose of bridging WASP and DDLS research programs. Information about joint call.
Danica Kragic, Professor of Computer Science, KTH, Erik Lindahl, Professor of Biophysics, Stockholm University
14:15Q&A session about the joint call
Moderators Danica Kragic and Erik Lindahl
Panel Anders Ynnerman, Olli Kallioniemi and the joint WASP-DDLS working group
14:35Short break
Session 2
Host: Carolina Wählby
14:45Inspirational Talks
Moderator Carolina Wählby, Professor of Quantitative Microscopy, Uppsala university
Deep learning in drug discovery, a WASP/AstraZeneca/KTH collaboration (8+2)
Kevin Smith, Associate Professor, Division of Computational Science and Technology, KTH
Finding connections: how deep learning can help with COVID-19 and other major health challenges (8+2)
Sonja Aits, Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University
The automation of Biology (16+4)
Ross King, Wallenberg Chair in AI, Professor of Machine Intelligence, Chalmers University of Technology
Anders Ynnerman, Olli Kallioniemi
15:30Informal breakout room discussions
16:00End of day

Last updated: 2021-06-09

Content Responsible: David Gotthold(david.gotthold@scilifelab.se)