Science Summit 2018

Chemical and Genetic Screening – Exploring the Future Frontiers of Human Health

Welcome to SciLifeLab Science Summit 2018, April 25
Aula Medica, Nobels väg 6, Stockholm


The advent of new automatizing and genome editing technologies is revolutionizing screening efforts from the academia. In this context, for this year, we will bring together an excellent group of scientists actively involved in chemical and genetic screenings from various independent angles. We will favor interactions with the speakers and among attendants, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and know-how. Anyone with an interest in the field is welcome to participate and we especially encourage young researchers to submit a poster.

Poster Exhibition

Put your research forward and contribute to the advancement of science within the fields of genetic and chemical screenings. Please submit your abstract for the Science Summit Poster session. Selected posters will be given the opportunity to present their work in “Flash-Talk” where the main message of the work can be transmitted to the audience. A winner of the “Poster award” will be announced at the end of the day and awarded a 5 000 SEK Travel Grant (conditions apply). Important dates: Submissions close March 20 at 23:59. You will be notified of acceptance on March 28.

SciLifeLab Facility corner

Besides the lecture hall, a “Facility Corner” will be set where some of the Infrastructure Facilities at SciLifeLab (related to the conference topic) will present their activities.

Company Exhibition

The company exhibition especially encourages companies with products and services connected to the conference topic to take this opportunity to meet scientists both from SciLifeLab and other organizations. Please, contact David Gotthold for more information.

Life as a researcher

We want to show what life as a researcher looks like: the joy, the frustration, the friendship and the odd things that occur on a daily basis. Send us a photo (taken by you or your colleagues) of how you perceive life as a scientist. We will show the photos in a slideshow during the event. Send the photo to no later than April 20, and write “Life as a researcher” in the heading. The picture should be oriented horizontally (landscape) not vertically (portrait).

If you want to show your contribution in social media as well, please use the hashtag #SciLifeLabSummit


Register for the SciLifeLab Science Summit 2018 here!


Abstract submission


Bus transfer from SciLifeLab Uppsala

We offer bus transportation from SciLifeLab Uppsala to Aula Medica, KI Campus Solna in the morning (departure 07:00) and back either in the afternoon (17:15) or in the evening (18:30) after our mingle event (if more than 20p). Reserve your seat when filling in the registration form.



  • Thijn Brummelkamp, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
  • Neil Carragher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Johan Flygare, Lund University, Sweden
  • James Inglese, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, U.S.
  • Susanne Müller-Knapp, SGC Frankfurt, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany
  • Bernhard Schmierer, Karolinska Institutet/ SciLifeLab, Sweden
  • Krister Wennerberg, BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Carolina Wählby, Uppsala University/ SciLifeLab, Sweden

Scientific committee

  • Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, SciLifeLab/ Karolinska Institutet and CNIO, Spain
  • Thomas Helleday, SciLifeLab/Karolinska Institutet
  • Anna-Lena Gustavsson, SciLifeLab/Karolinska Institutet
  • Päivi Östling, SciLifeLab/Karolinska Institutet
  • Per Arvidsson, SciLifeLab/Karolinska Institutet
  • Thomas Lundbäck, AstraZeneca
  • Roger Olsson, Lund University

Project manager Operations office (OO): Erika Erkstam. Project team: Jenny Alfredsson, Sara Engström, David Gotthold.