Lectures and seminars Welcome to listen to the Nobel Laureate Prof Barry Marshall

18-09-2019 12:00 pm Add to iCal
Other At the main/overflow hubs at CMM

It’s a huge honor to present Nobel Laureate Prof Barry Marshall as a remote speaker at CMM, Karolinska Institutet on Wednesday, 18th of September 2019 at 12PM

In 2005, Barry Marshall, together with J. Robin Warren, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori cause gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. To proof their hypothesis, Prof Marshall drank a culture with H.pylori, subsequently developed gastritis and cured himself with antibiotics. Before that, stomach ulcers were believed to be a consequence of stress and bad diet, so it’s fair to say their discovery was truly groundbreaking.

Information about the remote seminar/webinar:

Prof Barry Marshall will join from Perth, Australia via Zoom Webinar software and broadcast to the main hub at CMM.

  • Attendees can join:
    • Physical locations (hubs) at CMM, Karolinska Institutet
      L801 021-PAMP (main)
      L803 021-Macrophage (overfow)
      L804 021-Immunoglobulin (overfow)
      L805 018-Acquired Immunity-VIP (overfow)
    • At locally organised hubs (location to be announced by local hosts)
    • From their own device (i.e. PC/laptop, phone or tablet) via the following link: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/328942728
  • Questions:
    • Attendees joining via the main hub at CMM can ask questions orally after Prof Marshall’s presentation.
    • Attendees joining at local hubs or from their own device can ask questions via the Zoom chat forum (only Prof Marshall and the hosts/panelists can see the questions).
  • Local hubs:
    • Places, where multiple people are joining, are encouraged to organise local hubs. If so, please get in touch and we are happy to advice. However, all you need is a computer with internet connection, a screen/projector, speakers and then the following zoom link: (https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/328942728)
    • In case of locally organised hubs, we would appreciate that local hosts could summarise how many attendees are joining and location (i.e. Department, University, and Country) either in the Zoom chat forum on the day or as a separate email to Katarina or Maria (see details below) afterwards.

Please do spread the word/share the Zoom linkboth within Sweden and internationally (in that case remember any relevant time difference). Also, please test your system, i.e. connection, sound and picture at least 10-15 min before the talk begins. This is the first (but hopefully not the last:) event organised in this way from KI, so please be patient.

The proposed remote seminar/webinar is part of a bigger initiative to reduce aviation-related CO2 emission from academia in the interest of climate change. The overall goal for KI is to decrease by 5% per year, however, so far the emission curve is still increasing. Remote seminars/webinars open opportunities for speakers and audience to join remotely, which apart from helping the environment also saves time, money and jetlag to mention a few. We believe the suggested technology is suitable for other academia-related events such as lectures, conferences, thesis defences, courses etc. For the current event we use Zoom Webinar software, which is freely available for everyone at KI (however, we are so far the only ones to make use of this license). We hope in the future many more will follow, whether it’s in the interest of climate change, saving time/money, reaching a broader audience, or other reasons.  If you consider organising such an event but is not quite sure how to go about it, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we are happy to help.   


On behalf of the environmental group at CMM

Katarina (katarina.tengvall@ki.se) and  Maria (maria.needhamsen@ki.se)




Katarina Tengvall Affiliated to research