Facility Forum 2024

June 18 June 19


SciLifeLab Event
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Clarion Sign Hotel
Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm
Stockholm, 111 20 Sweden

Facility Forum 2024

June 18, 2024 @ 08:00 June 19, 2024 @ 17:00 CEST

Dear SciLifeLab Infrastructure Team,

We are delighted to welcome you to the SciLifeLab Facility Forum 2024 – an event crafted specifically for you – being an important part of our life science research infrastructure. We look forward to your participation in this engaging and informative experience, on for June 18-19, 2024, at the Clarion Sign Hotel in central Stockholm.

One highlight of the event will be a session with the current and new SciLifeLab directors, where they will share and discuss their visions for the future of Life Science and SciLifeLab.

We are excited to have you join us! This e-mail contains all the important information you need to know to make your participation easier. Please reach out to events@scilifelab.se if you have any questions.

Annika Jenmalm Jensen, Infrastructure Director SciLifeLab
Lars Johansson, Infrastructure Coordinator SciLifeLab


There will be three rounds of workshops, with two taking place on day 1, and one on day 2. Note that some workshops may be repeated in multiple rounds, so please choose your preferred workshops thoughtfully. The Session “Hands-on with Large Language Models” is part of the plenary program, but split is up in three identical sessions, you choose your preferred time slot in the registration.


Tuesday June 18
09:00Registration and Coffee
10:00Plenary Session
Grand Opening of Facility Forum

– Olli Kallioniemi, Director of SciLifeLab
– Annika Jenmalm Jensen, Infrastructure Director of SciLifeLab
– Lars Johansson, Infrastructure Coordinator, SciLifeLab

Moderators: Niclas Jareborg, Josefin Lundgren Gawell
11:30Workshop session – Round 1

– Open Science at SciLifeLab
– Moving Mental Roadblocks
– The Swedish Genomics Initiative
– What makes Visual Communication So Effective
– From recruitment to retirement
– Hands-on with Large Language Models
– Enhancing Your SciLifeLab Unit Website
14:15Workshop session – Round 2
– Open Science at SciLifeLab
– Planetary Biology
– Precision Medicine
– How to communicate science visually
– Lifelong Learning Exploration Session
– Hands-on with Large Language Models
15:45Session: Fostering Team Excellence

Team building, leadership, inclusion and good competition

Alessio Ciulli, Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology and Director of the Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation, University of Dundee, UK

Moderators: Annika Jenmalm Jensen, Isolde Palombo
16:30End of program – Day 1
– Check-in, Free time
18:30Cocktail and Conference Banquet
Clarion Sign
Wednesday June 19
09:00Plenary Session
Flourishing infrastructures contribution to society

Moderators: Maria Smedh, Cecilia Persson
11:00Workshop session – Round 2
– Moving Mental Roadblocks
– The Swedish Genomics Inititative
– Planetary Biology
– Precision Medicine
– Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness
– Conveying your message: a three-step process to a sharp elevator pitch
– Hands-on with Large Language Models
13:20Session: A path for everyone: creating sustainable scientific careers

From the shadows to the spotlight: the UK’s approach to elevating technical contributions to research and innovation

Kelly Vere, MBE, University Director of Technical Strategy, University of Nottingham, UK

Panel Discussion
Kelly Vere
Annika Jensen
Carolina Oses Sepulveda
Rafael Camacho Dejay

Moderator: Kristen Schroeder
14:30Plenary Session:
What the future holds for SciLifeLab

John Doe (TBC), New Director of SciLifeLab (starting July 1, 2024)

Moderators: Niclas Jareborg, Josefin Lundgren Gawell
15:10End of Facility Forum 2024

Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm
Stockholm, 111 20 Sweden
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Last updated: 2024-05-16

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