DDLS Annual Conference 2023; The emerging role of AI in data-driven life science

November 15 November 16
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Jacob Berzelius salen, KI
Berzelius väg 3
Solna, 171 65 Sweden
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DDLS Annual Conference 2023; The emerging role of AI in data-driven life science

November 15, 2023 @ 12:30 November 16, 2023 @ 12:30 CET

This DDLS Annual Conference brings together the data-driven community in Life Science, introduces newly appointed DDLS fellows, and provides opportunities for networking across the research community and SciLifeLab infrastructures. The theme for 2023 is “the emerging role of AI in data-driven life science”, and we are excited to host two international keynote speakers, presentations from DDLS fellows, and invited speakers on how they use AI in their research and their future visions. The conference also features two pre-conference introductory lectures on AI for imaging and natural language processing and a post-conference workshop on AI model serving.

Target group: All scientists interested in data-driven research are welcome to join the 2-day lunch-to-lunch Conference in Stockholm.


Pre-conference introductory lectures and Post-conference workshop

In the morning of the first conference day, there will be two introductory lectures; one on large-language models (by Magnus Sahlgren from AI Sweden) and one on AI within image analysis (by Anna Klemm from Bioimage Informatics Facility, SciLifeLab). The purpose of these lectures is to cover the basics and emerging role of AI within these two active fields. No prior knowledge in the fields is required.

Parallel Post-conference workshops and meetings will be handled separately. More information soon.

Poster session, Flash Talk & Best Poster Award

Please submit your Poster abstract for the DDLS Annual Conference in the registration form. You can add or adjust the information until November 1. After the deadline, some submitted poster abstracts will be selected for Flash Talks à 5 minutes on stage. The selected abstracts will be notified as soon as possible after the abstract deadline of November 1. Flash Talks are scheduled for November 15 from 15:15 until 15:45, followed by a Poster session with snacks and beverages.

The DDLS Annual Conference Best Poster Award, encourages the submission and exhibition of high-quality posters carried out by young scientists, including Ph.D. students, post-doctoral 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 Support team and follow regular University travel policy. The trip should be completed before 2024-12-31.

The Best Poster Award winner for 2022 was Adelina Rabenius, KTH, and we are proud to support her attendance at an EMBO conference this summer.

Organizer: SciLifeLab, host of SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science, on behalf of the DDLS Steering group.


November 15

09:30Registration is open from 09:30
10:00Pre-conference introductory lecture: Anna Klemm, Uppsala University
10:45Pre-conference introductory lectures: Magnus Sahlgren, AI Sweden
12:30Welcome, Ola Spjuth, chair Scientific Committee DDLS Annual Conference
12:35Olli Kallioniemi, Director SciLifeLab
13:00Wen Zhong, DDLS Fellow, Linköping University
13:20Rocio Mercado, WASP Fellow, Chalmers University of Technology
13:40Coffee break
14:10Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Munich, Technical University of Munich
15:05Short break
15:155 x Flash Talks à 5 min per selected poster
15:45Poster session with snacks and drinks
17:30End of Day 1

November 16

09:00Juliette Griffé, DDLS Fellow, Stockholm University
09:20Martin Eklund, KI
09:40Wei Ouyang, DDLS Fellow, KTH
10:00Johan Rung, SciLifeLab Data centre
10:20Coffee break
10:45Announcement of Best Poster Award
10:50Keynote 2 TBA
11:45Panel discussion
13:30Post-Conference activities
15:30End of Day 2

Scientific Committee

  • Chair: Ola Spjuth
  • Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Chalmers
  • Laura Carroll, Umeå University
  • Fredrik Johansson, WASP, Chalmers
  • Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, contact to DDLS Steering Group

Project leader

  • Erika Erkstam, Operations office
Berzelius väg 3
Solna, 171 65 Sweden
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Last updated: 2023-09-11

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