Pushing the Frontiers 2021

September 22, 2021, 11:00 – 17:45


Navet, SciLifeLab Uppsala
SciLifeLab Uppsala, BMC C11, Husargatan 3
Uppsala, 75237 Sweden
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Pushing the Frontiers 2021

September 22 @ 11:00 17:45 UTC

The Scientific Director for SciLifeLab-UU and the SciLifeLab-UU Committee welcomes you to Pushing the Frontiers 2021. 

This is a one-day scientific event where two SciLifeLab fellow alumni at Uppsala University and many of the 21 postdocs financed by the SciLifeLab-UU postdoc programs of 2017-2018 will share their research progress with the local SciLifeLab community. 

Presentation format: Postdocs: 10 min + 5 min discussion. Fellows: 25 min+5 min discussion.

Organizers: SciLifeLab committee UU, The SciLifeLab-UU working group: Staffan Svärd, Jenny Alfredsson, Titti Ekegren, Aristidis Moustakas, Mikael Widersten.

If you have any questions, please contact events@SciLifeLab.se

Hybrid event

The event is a hybrid event. Lunch and coffee will be served in Navet.

We have 40 seats (Corona distance) in the Triple room of Navet at BMC, Uppsala (principle of first come, first served). To enter Navet, please bring your QR code ticket. We care about your health. To join in person, we want you to be fully vaccinated. If you register to be on-site but change your mind, please adjust your registration with the link in the confirmation email.

A link to the Zoom meeting and a QR code ticket to enter Navet will be provided in the confirmation email.

SciLifeLab Uppsala, BMC C11, Husargatan 3
Uppsala, 75237 Sweden
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Staffan Svärd & SciLifeLab-UU Committee
Chair: Mikael Widersten
09:00Single nuclei RNA-sequencing from metabolic tissues
Marco Cavalli 
09:15Exploring deep human roots in south-central African ancient and modern genetic data
Nina Hollfelder 
09:30A time-resolved imaging-based CRISPRi screening method
Daniel Camsund
09:45A novel mitochondrion-related organelle revealed through comparative genomics of the uncultured protist parasite Paramikrocytos canceri (Rhizaria, Ascetosporea)
Ioana Onut Brannström
10:00Coffee break
10:30Conservation of G-quadruplexes and other GC-rich regions of avian genomes
Julie Blommaert 
10:45Monoallelic and bi-allelic variants in NCDN cause neurodevelopmental delay, intellectual disability, and epilepsy
Ambrin Fatima
11:00Microfluidic solution for electroporation of dye-labelled biological macromolecules into E. coli
Zahra Atena Khaji
Fellows session:
11:15Chemistry – Chemical Biology and biomarkers
Daniel Globisch
11:45Lunch break
Chair: Aristidis Moustakas
12:30Protein machines at single molecule level
Sebastian Deindl
13:00The DNA methylome of adult and pediatric relapsed acute myeloid leukemia
Mahsa Shahidi Dadras
13:15Genomics-driven exploration of Asgard archaeal symbioses to gain insight in the origin of eukaryotes
Courtney Stairs 
13:30Fungal-bacterial metabolic interactions in the deep biosphere
Maliheh Mehrshad
13:45Development and clinical implementation of advanced technologies for detection of exosomes as biomarkers with relevance for prostate cancer
Liza Löf
14:00Characterizing cell origin and co-operative mutations of MYC-driven brain cancer
Miao Zhao
14:15Using organotypic tissue culture to decipher the host cell tropism of invasive gut bacteria
Jorik van Rijn
14:30CRISPR/Cas9 “multi-hit” mutations to decipher the role of heparan sulfate N-sulfation in embryonic development
Laura Waldmann
14:45Coffee break
Chair: Staffan Svärd
15:00Open discussion
The future of SciLifeLab (including: the postdoctoral program at UU): aims, expectations, achievements, future perspectives. We want to hear your thought on the future of SciLifeLab at UU.
15:30Concluding remarks
Staffan Svärd & SciLifeLab-UU Committee
15:45End of day

Last updated: 2021-09-17

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