DDLS Annual Conference

November 13 November 14
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Hilton Slussen
Guldgränd 8, 104 65
08-517 353 00
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DDLS Annual Conference

November 13, 2024 @ 10:00 November 14, 2024 @ 12:30 CET

The Data-driven Life Science program, supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), will hold the DDLS Annual conference on November 13 – 14, 2024, in the Auditorium of Hilton Slussen, Stockholm.

We are thrilled to invite you to the third on-site DDLS Annual Conference. The Conference highlights DDLS research and program activities and informs about the diverse services available for researchers across Sweden.

The two-day event offers an opportunity for the DDLS community to get to know each other, share and discuss research findings, exchange ideas and insights, network for collaboration and career development, and learn things outside your field of expertise.

This year, we aim to create an inspiring and dynamic environment where a broad data-driven community with senior and junior scientists and the DDLS Fellows, their PhDs, and postdocs can meet and interact, find collaborations, and listen to inspiring research.

We are honored to present four confirmed DDLS Fellows, several invited national speakers, and (at least) two international speakers who will share their research and insights. Directly after the Conference, in the same venue, the SciLifeLab Data Centre will arrange hands-on workshops, free for everyone interested to sign up for. Note that the Data Centre workshops are a separate registration. More information will follow after the summer break.

We will arrange for the possibility to attend online. But it’s not yet decided if it will be on Zoom or a recording, available on YouTube after the Conference.

Poster session

The DDLS Annual Conference Best Poster Award encourages the submission and exhibition of high-quality posters by young scientists, including Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, etc. The poster should be on a topic related to data-driven life science. The Prize, which is based upon the decision of a Scientific Committee-appointed Jury, consists of a certificate and a travel grant of up to 5,000 SEK. The travel must be booked and ordered through the DDLS program office, following the regular University travel policy. The trip should be completed before 2025-12-31.

The DDLS annual conference best poster award 2022 was given to Adelina Rabenius (KTH) for her poster Gene length times the production of HSP and 2023 to David Fernandez Bonet (KTH) for his poster on Processing spatial networks through UMI.


for the DDLS Annual Conference and the Data Centre workshops will open in late August.

Confirmed speakers

  • Patrick Bryant, DDLS Fellow; research area Cell and molecular biology
  • Laura Carroll, DDLS Fellow; research area Epidemiology and biology of infection
  • Camila Consiglio, DDLS Fellow; research area Epidemiology and biology of infection
  • Katie Link, former Hugging Face, now NVIDIA, New York, US
  • Malvika Sharan, Senior Researcher, Open Research, Tools, Practices and Systems, The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK
  • Jakob Vogel, DDLS Fellow; research area Precision medicine and diagnostics

Short program

Auditorium Hilton Slussen

November 13, Auditorium

09:00Separate network meetings, Hilton Slussen meeting rooms.
11:30Registration, Gallerian
11:30Lunch for registered DDLS Annual Conference participants, Gallerian
Olli Kallioniemi, DDLS program Director
Coffee break
DDLS Fellows talk
Flash talks by junior researchers
Poster session with snacks and drinks
17:30End of Day 1
18:00Speakers dinner for invited only
Conference Pub for all participants. Location TBD.

November 14, Auditorium

09:00Welcome back. Please be seated at 09:00 for Program Day 2.
Coffee break
DDLS Fellows talk
Invited national speaker
Announcement of Best Poster Award
Panel discussion
12:20Closing words
12:30End of the DDLS Annual Conference with a network lunch for the registered participants
13:30Separate registration: SciLifeLab Data Centre Workshops
To be announced after the summer break
16:30End of Day 2
Questions: contact Erika Erkstam, erika.erkstam (at) SciLifeLab.uu.se

SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-driven Life Science (DDLS) is a 12-year initiative funded with a total of SEK 3.1 billion from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The purpose of the program is to train and recruit the next generation of life scientists, to create a strong computational and data science base, and to strengthen the competencies in today’s research society, thereby enabling every scientist to analyze data patterns better and integrate their data with the global data flows in life sciences. Furthermore, the program aims to strengthen national collaborations between universities, bridge the research communities of life sciences and data sciences, and create partnerships with industry, healthcare and other national and international actors. The program focuses on four strategic areas for data-driven research, all of which are essential for improving the lives of people as well as animals and nature, detecting and treating diseases, protecting biodiversity and creating sustainability.

SciLifeLab, which conducts research activities at all major Swedish universities today, provides a national infrastructure and functions as a hub for life sciences in various disciplines, is the program’s main host.

Guldgränd 8, 104 65
08-517 353 00
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Last updated: 2024-07-08

Content Responsible: Erika Erkstam(erika.erkstam@scilifelab.uu.se)