Conferences and symposiums LMB-KI Doctoral Student Symposium

18-07-2024 to
19-07-2024 Add to iCal
Other MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Welcome to the LMB-KI Symposium

Poster with text about the symposia.
Photo: LMB-KI Symposium Committee

Thursday July 18th and Friday July 19th, doctoral students at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Karolinska Institutet will organize a joint symposium. The MRC LMB is a world-class research institute, focusing on Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, and Structural Biology. The institute played a pivotal role in the development of modern molecular biology, and research from the MRC LMB has been recognized in twelve Nobel Prizes. Techniques pioneered by the MRC LMB include DNA sequencing and the development of humanized monoclonal antibodies. This symposium will be an event spread out over two full days, hosted at the MRC LMB.

This symposium will be an event spread out over two full days, hosted at the MRC LMB in Cambridge (UK). There will be excellent speakers from topics such as structural biology, neuroscience, molecular biology and cell biology. In addition, there will be short talks by students, poster sessions and three workshops (on the structures of science, AI in research and collaborations between academia and industry). In addition, you will have the chance to network with our invited company speakers through the 2-day conference.


The following speakers will present their research during the symposium:

  • Alexander Stark - Transcriptional regulation
  • Alison Barker – Social systems and circuits
  • Judy Hirst – Mitochondrial structural biology
  • Juliette Fedry – Cellular proteostasis networks in health and disease
  • Kirsty Spalding – Fat cell biology
  • Michaell Hausser – Neural computation
  • Scott Waddell – Memory and learning
  • Thomas Lecuit – Cell and tissue morphogenesis
  • Tiago Costa – Structures and functions of bacterial molecular machines
  • Wendy Bickmore – Spatial organization of the nucleus and its importance for genome function

Travel grants

There are forty 4,000 SEK travel grants for participants, to pay for travel and lodging. Awarding of these travel grants will be determined by a committee consisting of doctoral students from KI (2) and the MRC LMB (1). Participant selection will be based on the scientific quality of the abstract and the motivation provided for attending the conference. 

Signing up via this form, does not equate to registering for the conference. However, all awardees will have a reserved spot during the conference. You can register for the conference by visiting the conference website. Applying for the travel grant can be done until May 9th. Participant selection will happen before May 16th.

Key dates

Conference: 18-07-2024 to 19-07-2024

Venue: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Registration before: 15-07-2024

Abstract submission: before 31-05-2024

For any questions or comments, feel free to contact KI’s chair for the LMB-KI symposium, Niels Krämer


Niels Krämer Phd Student