Seminars & symposia


SciLifeLab hosts a number of stand-alone seminars as well as a distinguished speaker seminar series:

SciLifeLab seminar series:

The SciLifeLab seminar series, “SciLifeLab The Svedberg” in Uppsala and “SciLifeLab seminars” in Campus Solna are now open for new nominations! You can nominate two speakers per nomination, a female and a male. Nominate your speakers via this form.

Schedule for spring 2018

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series

At the biomedical center in Uppsala the “SciLifeLab The Svedberg” seminar series is from spring 2015 running every other week.  This seminar series has a history from the middle of the 70s and a committee invites leading scientist from Sweden and worldwide to hold research seminars within the field of bioscience. The SciLifeLab The Svedberg Seminar series is also a research course for graduate students. By attending ten seminars, one higher education credit is achieved. More information about how to attend the course can be found at the course website.

For questions, contact thesvedberg@scilifelab.uu.se

Committee Members:

Stefan Bertilsson, Marcel den Hoed, Sebastian Deindl, Sonchita Bagchi, Olof Idevall, Patric Jern, Oskar Karlsson Lindsjö, Jan Komorowski, Pär Matsson (chairman), Jessica Nordlund and Alexander Sang-Jae Suh, Ingela Lanekoff..

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SciLifeLab  seminar series – Campus Solna

In Campus Solna, the “SciLifeLab” seminar series will from fall 2018 be running every other week.

Committee Members:

Arne Elofsson (chairman), Claudia Kutte, Ilaria Testa, Adil Mardinoglu, Vicent Pelechano


2018-08-14 - 2018-08-17, Seminar | Stockholm

Model building and refinement using cryo-EM maps: Coot, Phenix, Rosetta, Refmac.

The advanced CryoNet workshop is aimed at students and postdocs who have obtained high-resolution cryo-EM maps and currently in the process of model building and refinement. Alongside lectures and tutorials, ample contact time will be provided to discuss practical issues in detail, therefore participants are expected to bring their own data. The software will be presented in the context of large and […]

2018-08-20 15:15 - 2018-08-20, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Wolfgang Haak, the genetic history of the Greater Caucasus

Dr. Wolfgang Haak is group leader ‘Molecular Anthropology’ at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany. His talk will focus on the genetic histrory of the Great Caucasus

2018-08-27 10:00 - 2018-08-27 11:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Venki Ramakrishnan career discussion with students and postdocs

Venki Ramakrishnan will give an account of his career path and discuss with students and postdocs at 10.00am in the SciLifeLab Air&Fire auditorium. Since the number of places is limited, please register below to participate in this session.

2018-08-27 16:00 - 2018-08-27 17:00, Seminar | Stockholm

Inaugural Sjöstrand Lecture in structural biology by Venki Ramakrishnan

Venki Ramakrishnan will give the lecture entitled ’Termination of translation in bacteria and eukaryotes’ on Monday 27th August 2018 at 4.00pm in the Biomedicum Lecture Theatre.

2018-09-03, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Oliver Brüstle, Programming NCSs

Oliver Brüstle, MD, is Professor of Reconstructive Neurobiology at the University of Bonn. He is also Co-Founder and Scientific Director of LIFE & BRAIN GmbH, a biomedical enterprise serving as translational hub of the University of Bonn Medical Center. He will speak about “Programming NSCs for disease modeling and therapy development”

2018-09-18 10:00 - 2018-09-18 11:30, Seminar | Stockholm

SciLifeLab seminar seminar series in Solna, Mark McCarthy, genetic signals influencing type 2 diabetes

Mark McCarthy is the Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Oxford based at both Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. His research group is focused on the identification and characterisation of genetic variants influencing risk of type 2 diabetes and related traits. Mark McCarthy will talk about the genetic signals influencing type 2 diabetes

2018-09-19 09:00 - 2018-09-19 16:30, Symposium | Uppsala

SAVE THE DATE – Sept 19, Uppsala – Data Management for Human Genomics

The SciLifeLab Data Centre and NBIS invites to a workshop in Data Management for Human Genomics.
In a one day workshop in Uppsala, we will hear talks on sequencing data flows, large scale data sharing efforts, in particular work within Elixir, and in-depth talks on data publishing and access control.

2018-09-20, Symposium | Stockholm

Artificial Intelligence Meets Life Sciences – 5th RIKEN-KI/SciLifeLab Symposium

This symposium series is organized between RIKEN in Japan, the Karolinska Institute and SciLifeLab. The symposia alternate between RIKEN and SciLifeLab. The 2018 symposium will be the fifth one and will be held at SciLifeLab. The overall main goals of the symposia are a) to identify common scientific interests between RIKEN and SciLifeLab b) to […]

2018-10-01 15:15 - 2018-10-01 16:30, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Sarah Kocher, Evolution of social behavior

Sarah integrates methods from many different areas of biology to study the evolution of animal behavior. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from North Carolina State University with Drs. Christina Grozinger and Trudy Mackay, where she studied the underpinnings of queen-worker interactions in honey bees. As a postdoc at Harvard with Naomi Pierce and Hopi Hoekstra, she began to explore the genetic and ecological factors shaping variation in social behavior in halictid bees. She will talk about “Harnessing natural variation to study the evolution of social behavior”

2019-05-20, Seminar | Uppsala

SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Gene Robinson, Honey bee Sociogenomics

Gene E. Robinson is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His research group uses the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, to understand the mechanisms governing social behavior. He will speak about “Honey Bees and the Genetic Roots of Social Life”