Science & SciLifeLab Prize 2015 Symposium
December 9, 2015
Uppsala Biomedical Centre (BMC), Husargatan 3, Uppsala
SciLifeLab entrance (C11), Navet, E10:1309
Registration for bus transportation required.
08:30-09:00 Morning coffee mingle
During the morning coffee mingle you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the PhD councils for Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University.
09:00-09:10 Welcome words by acting co-director Lena Claesson-Welsh
09:10-09:40 Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-chief of Science magazine
Marcia McNutt, the Editor in-Chief of Science magazine since 2013, will give a presentation on Producing Robust and Reliable Research. In addition, she will review some of the work that has been done at Science to raise the standards for replicability in research results and to promote open science practices.
09:45-11:15 The four 2015 winners
This years receivers of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists will present their award-winning research within Cell & Molecular Biology, Ecology & Environment, Genomics & Proteomics and Translational Medicine.
Allison Cleary, USA – Grand Prize Winner, Cell and Molecular Biology
Teamwork: the Tumor Cell Edition
Ludmil Alexandrov, Bulgary – Category Prize Winner, Genomic & Proteomics
Understanding the Origins of Human Cancer: Mutational Signatures
Adam T. Ford, USA – Category Prize Winner, Ecology & Environment
The Mechanistic Pathways of Trophic Interactions in Human-Occupied Landscapes
Johannes Scheid, Germany/USA – Category Prize Winner, Translational Medicine
HIV Specific B cell Response in Patients with Broadly Neutralizing Serum Activity
11:25-11:45 Panel discussion on career experiences with the winners
About the Prize
In order to promote young scientists early in their career, SciLifeLab has engaged in a collaboration with AAAS and Science magazine, co-funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, to award an annual prize in the area of life science for the best PhD thesis work. An essay based on the thesis is submitted to the editorial board of Science and four winners are selected and invited to Stockholm for a prize ceremony and to interact with the SciLifeLab community. The winners also share the 60,000 USD endowment and get to have their essays published by the journal Science.