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Developing Brains 2020

01-09-2020 to
03-09-2020 Add to iCal
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Online
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How can a single cell give rise to complex structures such as the central (brain/spinal cord) and enteric (brain in the gut) nervous systems? This is the overarching question in neural development; understanding how such intricate structures are assembled gives not only crucial knowledge about these nervous systems, but also important insight to the etiology of some of our most common diseases.

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The 7th edition of the KI Conference “Developing Brains" gathers some of the leading scientists working on critical questions ranging from transcriptional heterogeneity of neural cell types, their specification, to myelination and creation of mature neural circuits.

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will take place for the first time online. Lectures are scheduled for 1-3 September between 16.00-18.00 CET (Stockholm).  Closer to the date, registered attendants will receive the final programme and a link for the lectures.

Confirmed speakers

  • Claude Desplan, New York University, USA
  • Chinfei Chen, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Daniel Geschwind, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Ethan Hughes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
  • Michelle Southard-Smith, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
  • Renata Batista-Brito, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

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Registration is open.

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The KI-Mayo Annual Meeting is going digital!

09-09-2020 3:00 pm to
10-09-2020 6:30 pm Add to iCal
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Virtually at both Karolinska Institutet and Mayo Clinic
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This year’s Mayo Clinic – Karolinska Institutet conference will reflect a new approach to the longstanding collaboration:  “Mayo - KI 2.0”.  The event will be held virtually at both Karolinska Institutet and Mayo Clinic on September 9th - 10th, 2020 (both days 3 pm- 6.30pm CEST, minor changes might occure). We are excited about this new opportunity!

The KI- Mayo collaboration steering committee is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for a virtual oral presentation or digital poster. All information, details and forms you need in order to submit your call are available on www.ki.se/mayo. Registration for the conference will open soon. 

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KI Conference on Sustainable Development: Climate Change-Health Effects and how to prevent them

17-11-2020 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Location
Eva & Georg Klein Lecture Hall, Biomedicum, Nobels väg 9
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Join us in a conference where you will learn more about SDGs, hear about the latest research regarding them, and how you can address SDGs in your research activities.

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As the world faces greater challenges than ever before, the United Nations has developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030 to protect the planet and ensure health and prosperity for all. Karolinska Institutet is devoted to finding solutions to health challenges and to help fulfil these goals. Of these, how to prevent climate change and how it affects our health is a current critical question for humankind.

Program highlight:

  • Susanne Gabrielsson, Professor of immunology and the initiator of this conference.
  • Sir Andy Haines, Professor at and former head of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and former chair of the WHO task force on health systems research: Overview of health effects of Climate change.
  • Gabriel Wikström, the Swedish governmental coordinator of the 2030 Agenda.
  • Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet.
  • The Swedish Research Council and Grants Office will inform about new funding opportunities for KI researchers.
  • Scientific presentations and roundtable discussions about health effects of diet and climate change.
  • A poster session will allow PhD students and postdocs to benchmark their research to the SDGs and is an opportunity to network for future research collaborations.

Conference chair: Nina Rawal, PhD, Founder of emerging health ventures.

Registration in September.

For more information or questions, please contact: Sustainable.Development-2020@Akademikonferens.se

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POSTPONED: Stockholm Life Science Conference 2020

27-05-2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Location
Lecture hall, Biomedicum, Nobels väg 9
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - The Stockholm Life Science Conference will be a dynamic event where we will co-create the life science ecosystem of tomorrow. Sweden and its capital Stockholm have a successful and vibrant life science sector. The ambitions are high and the challenges increasingly complex. For this reason, let’s come together to transform the life science ecosystem through dialogue and collaboration with a focus on evidence and knowledge.

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Keynote speaker Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management at MIT will provide us with a critical external view based on his analysis of cluster-driven life science ecosystems.

The program begins with an overview of the National Life Science Strategy by Jenni Nordborg, National coordinator and head of the Swedish government’s Office for Life Sciences.

Karolinska Institutet President Ole Petter Ottersen, who spearheaded this conference initiative, and Stockholm County Mayor Iréne Svenonius will present the conference goals in the context of initiatives to bolster the region as a driving force in realizing Stockholm’s and Sweden’s life science potential. 

Conference chair: Nina Rawal, PhD, Founder of Emerging Health Ventures.

This conference is organized by Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Region Stockholm, Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Participation is by invitation only.  You may submit requests for additional attendees by emailing their contact details to LifeScience2020@akademikonferens.se. Additional seats are subject to availability.

Programme

9:30 – 17:00 (registration and welcome coffee from 9:00)

Conference chair: Nina Rawal

Co-creating the life science ecosystem of tomorrow    
Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet & Iréne Svenonius, Stockholm County Mayor

Life science sector in a new decade
TBD

Overview of Sweden’s life science strategy                  
Jenni Nordborg, National Coordinator and head of the Swedish Government’s Office for Life Sciences

An external perspective and analysis      
Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management at MIT

Reflections and questions

Purpose and content of breakout sessions

Lunch break

1st Breakout session

Track 1: How to build an integrated life science ecosystem
Today’s global health challenges require healthcare professionals, researchers, innovators, patients and companies to work together in order to bring the latest medical advances and know-how to the public. In this session, we will discuss how various actors can best work together across the interfaces to create and implement novel innovations and technologies.

Track 2: Talent attraction and education of life science professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs
Attracting and retaining the most competent people is essential for Sweden and the greater Stockholm region to maintain and further develop our vibrant life science sector. This session will address how we can improve the attractiveness of the region for life science professionals by promoting diverse and flexible career paths and new opportunities.

Track 3: Governance and activities of a cluster
This session will share lessons and learnings on how policy makers can foster a supportive environment that allows startups and other companies to thrive and pave the way for a dynamic and diverse ecosystem that is tailored for scalability.

2nd Breakout session

Track 1: How to build an integrated life science ecosystem
Track 2: Talent attraction and education of life-science professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs
Track 3: Governance and activities of a cluster

Afternoon refreshments and networking

Presentation of results from breakout sessions and alignment on next steps

Discussion by the panelists, and Q&A with the public
 

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Human cells and germline editing – ethical dilemmas, KI South Ethics symposium 2020

03-09-2020 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Flemingsberg
Location
Jan-Åke Gustafssonsalen, Neo, Blickagången 16
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The first KI South ethics symposium 2020 is arranged by the Dean and departmental group KI South & the KI president will attend. Lectures by world-leading scientists within various gene-editing technologies and ethics followed by discussions with the KI ethics council and experts, among others Jin-Soo Kim, Professor and Director, Center for Genome Engineering, Seoul National University and Antje Jackelén Archbishop of Uppsala, Primate (prima inter pares) of the Church of Sweden.

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Registration required. Save the date 3/9 – more detailed information to come!

Gene-editing technologies can alter the genes that people pass on to the next generation, and therefore modify the gene pool of the human species. 2018, a Chinese biophysicist used the CRISPR technology to genetically alter the genes in embryos and give them immunity to HIV.

Considered highly experimental and unethical by most scientists around the world, we address with this symposium the impact of the new and rapidly developing gene editing technologies for genetic research and for the society.

Confocal microscopy picture illustrating progerin expression in the skin of a progeria model. Photo: Gwladys Revêchon
Confocal microscopy pictures illustrating progerin expression in the skin of a progeria model. Photo: Gwladys Revêchon

The first KI South ethic symposium is organised by the Dean and departments at KI South, sponsored by CIMED. Opening remarks by KI president Ole Petter Ottersen and Dean KI South.

Moderators: Maria Eriksdotter, Dean KI South and Niklas Juth, associate professor in medical ethics at LIME, Karolinska Institutet - who will also lead the panel discussion.

Confirmed speakers: Jin-Soo Kim Professor and Director, Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science and Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University. Antje Jackelén Ärkebiskop Svenska kyrkan. Shoukhrat Mitalipov Professor and Director, Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, Oregon Health & Science University. Fredrik Lanner Assistant Professor, Dept. for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet and Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karolinska University Hospital. Bernhard Schmierer Senior Researcher and Head of the Genome Engineering Core Facility, Karolinska Institutet and SciLifelab. Roger Strömberg Professor of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Dept. of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet. Nils-Eric Sahlin Professor and Chair of Medical Ethics, Lund University, expert member of The Swedish National Council of Medical Ethics and Chairman of Swedish Research Council’s (Vetenskapsrådets) Expert Group on Ethics.

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MMK Department's Day

05-11-2020 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Add to iCal
Other
Location
Historiska Museet, Narvavägen 13-17
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Save the date!

MMK Department's Day 2020 - theme: “Old and new diseases in a globalized world”

We will provide you with a full invitation and a detailed program in due course.

Hope to see you all there later on this year!

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POSTPONED: EMBO Workshop "RNA: Structure meets function"

28-06-2021 to
02-07-2021 Add to iCal
Other
Location
Skåvsjöholm, Skåvsjöholmsvägen 80, 184 94 Åkersberga
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This EMBO Workshop has been postponed to 28 June – 2 July 2021 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The organisers of the meeting will be in contact with the participants with further details.

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Visit the workshop's web page for more information on registration, speakers and more:

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Rare Disease Day 2020

04-03-2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
Location
Nann Svartz, J3:12, Eugeniavägen 3
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Center for Rare Diseases at Karolinska University Laboratory and the National Association of Rare Disorders offers a full-day on Rare Diseases aimed at patients, families, health care providers, researchers and others.

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Rare Disease Day March 4, 2020

Come and listen to lectures on current research in the rare disease field, genetic diagnostics, patient perspective, what it can mean to get a diagnosis or not, etc.

N.b. The lectures during the day will be held in Swedish.

Detailed program (in Swedish)

 

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