The future of life science is data-driven – DDLS update and strategy

September 14, 2021, 13:00 – 15:00

The future of life science is data-driven – DDLS update and strategy

Virtual Event Virtual Event

September 14 @ 13:00 15:00 CEST


to an online meeting where the Data-driven Life Science (DDLS) strategy will be introduced and discussed. The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program on Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) program’s ongoing activities and progress of the program will also be presented.  


The purpose of the meeting is to introduce and discuss the DDLS strategy; to present ongoing activities and program achievements; and to engage community and stakeholders. The aim of the panel discussion and input from participants is to facilitate further development of the strategy.  

Target group

We welcome partner organizations, collaborators nationally, the Swedish life science community, industry, healthcare as well as other stakeholders in the society at large.  


  • Welcome words
    Olli Kallioniemi, Director of SciLifeLab and DDLS program and Siv Andersson, KAW
  • The initiative and its importance
    Hans Adolfsson, vice-chancellor Umeå University, chairman of Huvudmannarådet
  • European perspective, experience from EMBL
    Jan Korbel, Senior Scientist Genome Biology & Head of Data Science, EMBL Heidelberg
  • DDLS update and presentation of DDLS strategy
    Olli Kallioniemi
  • DDLS research areas
    Evolution and Biodiversity: Fredrik Ronquist
    Precision Medicine and Diagnostics: Janne Lehtiö
    Cell and Molecular Biology: Emma Lundberg
    Epidemiology and Infection Biology: Oliver Billker
  • Data process
    Johan Rung, Head of SciLifeLab Data centre
  • Panel discussion​​
    Moderator: Anna Frejd, Communications manager, SciLifeLab
  • Closing words
    Olli Kallioniemi and Siv Andersson

Last updated: 2021-09-14

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