Science & SciLifeLab Prize Symposium

December 8, 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
Registration

Organizer

SciLifeLab
events@SciLifeLab.se

Venue

Navet, SciLifeLab, Uppsala
SciLifeLab Uppsala, BMC (Entrance: C11), Husargatan 3,
Uppsala, 75237 Sweden
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Science & SciLifeLab Prize Symposium

December 8 @ 09:30 12:30 CET

Welcome to the Scientific Symposium presenting the winners of the 2022 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

You can still register to join on Zoom and onsite if seats are available. For onsite registration, we can not consider special food requirements after November 30.

Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and SciLifeLab joined forces in 2013, creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists to recognize excellence amongst young researchers from around the world. A global Prize aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers. 

The Prize was launched with the vision of recognizing that global economic health depends on a vibrant research community. A vision that will only come true if we encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

Considering the difficult economic environment for budding scientists, it is crucial that we provide them with extra encouragement as they begin their scientific careers.

The international Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research based on a doctoral degree earned in the previous two years. Each year, a Grand Prize winner is selected from the applicants to receive 30,000 USD in prize money, and the three other category winners are awarded 10,000 USD each for their accomplishments. The grand prize-winning essay will be published in Science, and essays from the three category winners will be published online.

All four winners of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists are invited to Sweden December 6-11 to participate in a unique week filled with events in honor of science. They will have the opportunity to meet with leading scientists in their field of research and create life-long connections to support their careers. 

Program

09:00Breakfast is served outside the Lecture Hall
09:30

Welcome words:
Olli Kallioniemi, SciLifeLab Director
Valda Vinson, Science AAAS
09:45














The winners present their research (15’+5′)
Moderators: Alexandra Teleki & Mikael Sellin, SciLifeLab Fellows

Endosomes, Receptors and Viruses: Deciphering the Mechanisms of Infection at the Host-Pathogen Interface 
James Daly, Cell & Molecular Biology Category Prize Winner

Uncovering the Degrader of D-type Cyclins
Daniele Simoneschi, Molecular Medicine Category Prize Winner

Coffee break

How do bacteria cope with a changing world? 
Stefany Moreno-Gámez, Ecology and Environment Category Prize Winner

The autobiography of a gut bacterium 
Florian Schmidt, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches, Grand Prize Winner
11:35
Interview with the Winners
Moderators: Alexandra Teleki & Mikael Sellin, SciLifeLab Fellows
11:55
Keynote lecture: Rediscover Your Why – Don’t Lose Sight of Why You Pursued Scientific Inquiry
Gilda A. Barabino, President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Bio below)
12:25
Closing words:
Mia Phillipson, SciLifeLab Co-Director
12:30Lunch is served

Please contact events@scilifelab.se if you have any questions.

SciLifeLab Uppsala, BMC (Entrance: C11), Husargatan 3,
Uppsala, 75237 Sweden
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Last updated: 2022-12-06

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