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BYRS 2021: 5th Biomedicum-BioClinicum Young Researchers Symposium

09-11-2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Eva & Georg Klein lecture hall, Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, and online via Zoom

Welcome to BYRS 2021, the 5th Biomedicum-BioClinicum Young Researchers Symposium! The aim of the symposium is to enhance collaborations between researchers within Biomedicum & BioClinicum. It provides an opportunity for young researchers to present their research, form new connections and therefore build a community. BYRS 2021 will be held in auditorium Eva & Georg Klein at Biomedicum, and broadcasted simultaneously via Zoom.


Target group

Young researchers at KI, including master students, PhDs and post-doctoral researchers


Register via link: https://survey.ki.se/BYRS2021


This event is organized by Karolinska Institutet Clinicum Connection (KICC), in collaboration with the CBG Doctoral Programme.


Published: 2021-09-03 09:56 | Updated: 2021-09-28 14:35

6 October: Health Equity and Pandemics – a Moonshot for Sustainable Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) proudly invites students and staff to the first annual joint Rosling seminar on the 6 October.

Photo: Getty Images

Are you interested in knowing more about what it will take to prevent pandemics and reach sustainable health for all, globally? What can we learn from the pandemic and climate experiences to propel humanity towards sustainable health for people as well as the planet? 

Join us for an inspiring dialogue between Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO and Ole Petter Ottersen, President, KI and our well- known keynotes: Melinda French Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ola Rosling, Gapminder Foundation, Mariana Mazzucato, University College London. The presentations will be followed by an interesting panel discussion. 

The seminar will be held on the Zoom platform 11 am to 1.30 pm. (See link to the programme below.)

The Rosling seminar is part of a deepened collaboration between WHO and KI with the aim to contribute to the Sustainalbe Development Goal of better health for all. The collaboration also consists of four collaboration centres for research in Health Care and Public Health in Disasters, Human Reproduction, Tuberculosis and Social Medicine and Suicide Prevention.

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Developing Brains 2021

01-09-2021 to
02-09-2021 Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, and online
Brain in different colors in slime.
Built by Clara Castelo-Branco using slime.

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.


The 8th 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 and maturation, to migration, myelination and creation of mature neural circuits.

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will take place on a hybrid format, both online and in person. Lectures are scheduled for 1-2 September between 14.00-18.30 CET (Stockholm).


Register now

Registration is free of charge. Closer to the date, you will receive the final programme and a link for the lectures.

    Welcoming address
    Elucidating novel roles of oligodendrocyte precursor cells in the CNS

    Tim Czopka, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK

    Local control of protein synthesis in cortical wiring (online)

    Oscar Marin, King’s College London, London, UK


    Networking and interaction with the speakers at the REMO platform

    Molecular recognition codes for neuronal synapses

    Andrea Gomez, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    The developmental origins of neuropsychiatric disorders (online)

    Daniel Geschwind, University of California, Los Angeles, USA


    Networking and interaction with the speakers at the REMO platform

    The thalamus that speaks to the cortex: spontaneous activity in sensory areas development and plasticity (online)

    Guillermina Lopez-Bendito, Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain

    About time: the temporal control of cell fate in the developing neural tube (online)

    James Briscoe, Crick Institute, London, UK


    Networking and interaction with speakers at the REMO platform.

    Transcriptional control of neuronal diversity in the dorsal neural tube (online)

    Jane Johnson, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

    Microglia as dynamic regulators of neural circuit plasticity (online)

    Anna Victoria Molofsky, University of California, San Francisco, USA

    Concluding Remarks

    Networking and interaction with the speakers at the REMO platform.

    The Speakers

    Tim Czopka, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK: “Elucidating novel roles of oligodendrocyte precursor cells in the CNS”

    Dr. Tim Czopka studied Biology and obtained his PhD in Neuroscience in 2009 from the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany). Following his postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh (UK), he became a Principal Investigator in 2015 at the Technical University of Munich (Germany), as a Emmy Noether Fellow and being awarded a European Research Council Starting grant. In 2020 his group moved to the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh (UK), being nominated Chancellor’s Fellow. The Czopka lab aim to understand how oligodendrocytes communicate with neurons, and how these interactions affect the brain. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells tile the brain throughout life and sense nervous system activity and represent the cellular source for new myelin during long-term development, plastic adaptations, and CNS regeneration. However, there are many more oligodendrocyte precursors than ever differentiate, but which still constantly communicate with surrounding neurons and other CNS cells. How this cell population can be triggered to produce new myelin, and how the non-myelinating oligoendrocytes affect nervous system function, remains unclear. To address this, the Czopka lab uses zebrafish as model organism and a wide range of complementary methods including high-resolution optical microscopy of live cell reporters, optophysiology and biomolecular sensor imaging, cellular genetic manipulations, and behavioural analysis.

    Selected publications

    Oligodendrocyte precursor cells sculpt the visual system by regulating axonal remodeling.
    Xiao Y, Petrucco L, Agirre E, Hoodless LJ, Castelo-Branco G, Portugues R, Czopka T.
    BioRxiv 2021

    Functionally distinct subgroups of oligodendrocyte precursor cells integrate neural activity and execute myelin formation.
    Marisca R, Hoche T, Agirre E, Hoodless LJ, Barkey W, Auer F, Castelo-Branco G, Czopka T
    Nat Neurosci 2020 03;23(3):363-374

    Individual oligodendrocytes have only a few hours in which to generate new myelin sheaths in vivo.
    Czopka T, Ffrench-Constant C, Lyons DA
    Dev Cell 2013 Jun;25(6):599-609

    Oscar Marín, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom: “Local control of protein synthesis in cortical wiring”

    Oscar Marín is Professor of Neurobiology, Director of the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London. He graduated in Biology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, where he also obtained a PhD in Neuroscience, followed by a postdoc with John Rubenstein at UCSF. He was a group leader at the Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante prior to joining King’s College in 2014. In 2005, he was selected as one of the founding members of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council, where he served until 2010. He is an EMBO member and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Currently, he is Wellcome Trust Investigator and an ERC Advanced Grant Awardee. Oscar serves in several editorial boards, including the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science, and has received multiple prizes, including the Rey Jaime I Award in Biomedicine and the Cajal Medal from the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.

    Selected publications

    Subcellular sorting of neuregulins controls the assembly of excitatory-inhibitory cortical circuits.
    Exposito-Alonso D, Osório C, Bernard C, Pascual-García S, Del Pino I, Marín O, Rico B
    Elife 2020 12;9():

    Pyramidal cell regulation of interneuron survival sculpts cortical networks.
    Wong FK, Bercsenyi K, Sreenivasan V, Portalés A, Fernández-Otero M, Marín O
    Nature 2018 05;557(7707):668-673

    Early emergence of cortical interneuron diversity in the mouse embryo.
    Mi D, Li Z, Lim L, Li M, Moissidis M, Yang Y, Gao T, Hu TX, Pratt T, Price DJ, Sestan N, Marín O
    Science 2018 04;360(6384):81-85

    Andrea M. Gomez, University of California, Berkeley, US: “Molecular recognition codes for neuronal synapses”

    Andrea Gomez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gomez received her Ph.D. in Developmental Genetics from New York University and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her work is devoted to understanding the instructive cues that sculpt patterns of brain activity. Her efforts led to the discovery of RNA-based programs that are critical for synaptic plasticity. Her lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to decode the brain’s modular nature, including molecular biology, electrophysiology, and functional imaging.

    Selected publications

    Neurexins: molecular codes for shaping neuronal synapses.
    Gomez AM, Traunmüller L, Scheiffele P
    Nat Rev Neurosci 2021 03;22(3):137-151

    Control of neuronal synapse specification by a highly dedicated alternative splicing program.
    Traunmüller L, Gomez AM, Nguyen TM, Scheiffele P
    Science 2016 May;352(6288):982-6

    Synaptic plasticity and cognitive function are disrupted in the absence of Lrp4.
    Gomez AM, Froemke RC, Burden SJ
    Elife 2014 Nov;3():e04287

    Daniel Geschwind, University of California, Los Angeles, USA: “The developmental origins of neuropsychiatric disorders”

    Dr. Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, Neurology and Psychiatry at UCLA. In his capacity as Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor of Precision Health, he founded and leads the Institute for Precision Health (IPH) at UCLA, where he oversees campus precision health initiatives. Dr. Geschwind is a pioneer in autism genetics and the functional genomic analyses of the nervous system. His laboratory showed that gene co-expression has a reproducible network structure that can be used to understand neurobiological mechanisms in health and disease, an approach that has been widely applied to define the molecular pathology of neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism. Dr. Geschwind has also been an early and persistent advocate for data sharing, having developed several resources housing patient genetic and phenotype data, including the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) and currently is the chair of the PsychENCODE consortium. He is the Co- Chair of the Genetics and Genomics Section of the Faculty of 1000 and serves on the editorial boards of Cell, Neuron and Science. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Physicians and the National Academy of Medicine.

    Selected publications

    Long-term maturation of human cortical organoids matches key early postnatal transitions.
    Gordon A, Yoon SJ, Tran SS, Makinson CD, Park JY, Andersen J, Valencia AM, Horvath S, Xiao X, Huguenard JR, Pașca SP, Geschwind DH
    Nat Neurosci 2021 03;24(3):331-342

    The Dynamic Landscape of Open Chromatin during Human Cortical Neurogenesis.
    de la Torre-Ubieta L, Stein JL, Won H, Opland CK, Liang D, Lu D, Geschwind DH
    Cell 2018 01;172(1-2):289-304.e18

    Genetic Control of Expression and Splicing in Developing Human Brain Informs Disease Mechanisms.
    Walker RL, Ramaswami G, Hartl C, Mancuso N, Gandal MJ, Torre-Ubieta L, Pasaniuc B, Stein JL, Geschwind DH
    Cell 2020 Apr;181(2):484

    Integrative functional genomic analyses implicate specific molecular pathways and circuits in autism.
    Parikshak NN, Luo R, Zhang A, Won H, Lowe JK, Chandran V, Horvath S, Geschwind DH
    Cell 2013 Nov;155(5):1008-21

    Guillermina López-Bendito, Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain: ”The thalamus that speaks to the cortex: spontaneous activity in sensory areas development and plasticity”

    Dr. Guillermina López Bendito is a CSIC Investigator and group Leader at the Developmental Neurobiology Unit in the Institute of Neuroscience (IN) of Alicante, Spain. During her PhD, she worked on the role and precise cellular and subcellular localization of neurotransmitter receptors during pre- and postnatal development of the cerebral cortex. Subsequently, as a postdoctoral researcher she joined the laboratory of Dr. Zoltán Molnar in the Department of Human Anatomy & Genetics at Oxford University (UK) from 2001-2004 where she trained in axon guidance mechanisms and the development of the thalamocortical connectivity. In 2004, she obtained a prestigious “Ramón y Cajal” semi-independent position at the IN in Alicante in the laboratory of Prof Oscar Marin where she started to develop her own research line on the mechanisms involved in thalamocortical axon circuitry formation. Since 2008, she is group leader at the IN where her team runs several related projects to uncover the principles underlying thalamocortical axonal wiring, maintenance and ultimately the rewiring of connections, through an integrated and innovative experimental program. The central hypothesis of her laboratory is that thalamocortical input determines several aspects of the development of sensory cortical areas and underlaying circuits. Her research is supported by grants from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation, and the European Research Council. She is the recipient of awards including ‘IBRO- KEMALI prize 2017, Joseph Altman prize 2018, ‘Alberto Sols Award 2021. She is an EMBO Member and a FENS-Kavli alumni.

    Selected publications

    Astrocytes and neurons share region-specific transcriptional signatures that confer regional identity to neuronal reprogramming.
    Herrero-Navarro Á, Puche-Aroca L, Moreno-Juan V, Sempere-Ferràndez A, Espinosa A, Susín R, Torres-Masjoan L, Leyva-Díaz E, Karow M, Figueres-Oñate M, López-Mascaraque L, López-Atalaya JP, Berninger B, López-Bendito G
    Sci Adv 2021 Apr;7(15):

    Prenatal activity from thalamic neurons governs the emergence of functional cortical maps in mice.
    Antón-Bolaños N, Sempere-Ferràndez A, Guillamón-Vivancos T, Martini FJ, Pérez-Saiz L, Gezelius H, Filipchuk A, Valdeolmillos M, López-Bendito G
    Science 2019 Jun;364(6444):987-990

    Prenatal thalamic waves regulate cortical area size prior to sensory processing.
    Moreno-Juan V, Filipchuk A, Antón-Bolaños N, Mezzera C, Gezelius H, Andrés B, Rodríguez-Malmierca L, Susín R, Schaad O, Iwasato T, Schüle R, Rutlin M, Nelson S, Ducret S, Valdeolmillos M, Rijli FM, López-Bendito G
    Nat Commun 2017 02;8():14172

    James Briscoe, Crick Institute, London, UK: “About time: the temporal control of cell fate in the developing neural tube”

    James Briscoe is a senior group leader at The Francis Crick Institute. He obtained a BSc in Microbiology and Virology from the University of Warwick, UK. Following his PhD research in Ian Kerr’s laboratory at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, he undertook postdoctoral training at Columbia University, New York, USA, with Thomas Jessell, first as a Human Frontiers Science Program Fellow then as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow. In 2000 he moved to the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research to establish his own research group and in 2001 he was elected an EMBO Young Investigator. He was awarded the EMBO Gold Medal in 2008 and elected to EMBO in 2009. In 2018 he became Editor in Chief of Development, a journal published by the Company of Biologists, a notfor- profit scientific publisher. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2019. His research interests include the molecular and cellular mechanisms of graded signaling by morphogens and the role of transcriptional networks in the specification of cell fate. To address these questions his lab uses a range of experimental and computational techniques with model systems that include mouse and chick embryos and embryonic stem cells.

    Selected publications

    Temporal patterning of the central nervous system by a shared transcription factor code.
    Sagner A, Zhang I, Watson T, Lazaro J, Melchionda M, Briscoe J.
    bioRxiv 2020.11.10.376491

    Precision of tissue patterning is controlled by dynamical properties of gene regulatory networks.
    Exelby K, Herrera-Delgado E, Perez LG, Perez-Carrasco R, Sagner A, Metzis V, Sollich P, Briscoe J
    Development 2021 02;148(4):

    Establishing neuronal diversity in the spinal cord: a time and a place.
    Sagner A, Briscoe J
    Development 2019 11;146(22):

    Jane Johnson, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, US: ”Transcriptional Control of Neuronal Diversity in the Dorsal Neural Tube”

    Dr. Johnson obtained her B.S. in Chemistry (1983) and her Ph. D. in Biochemistry (1988) at the University of Washington in Seattle studying muscle development with Dr. Stephen Hauschka. Postdoctoral research with Dr. David Anderson at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena led to the discovery of ASCL1 (previously MASH1), an essential transcription factor in neural development. She joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in December 1992 where she is currently a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Neuroscience, and holds the Shirley and William S. McIntyre Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience. The research in the Johnson lab focuses on understanding how transcription factors regulate neuronal differentiation and neuronal subtype diversity, work that has direct implications for stem cell biology and cancer.

    Selected publications

    Repression by PRDM13 is critical for generating precision in neuronal identity.
    Mona B, Uruena A, Kollipara RK, Ma Z, Borromeo MD, Chang JC, Johnson JE
    Elife 2017 08;6():

    Crossinhibitory activities of Ngn1 and Math1 allow specification of distinct dorsal interneurons.
    Gowan K, Helms AW, Hunsaker TL, Collisson T, Ebert PJ, Odom R, Johnson JE
    Neuron 2001 Aug;31(2):219-32

    Ptf1a determines GABAergic over glutamatergic neuronal cell fate in the spinal cord dorsal horn.
    Glasgow SM, Henke RM, Macdonald RJ, Wright CV, Johnson JE
    Development 2005 Dec;132(24):5461-9

    Anna Victoria Molofsky, University of California, San Francisco, USA: "“Microglia as dynamic regulators of neural circuit plasticity”

    Dr. Anna Molofsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), part of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The Molofsky lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of synapse formation during brain development, with a focus on glial cells and innate immune signals that regulate synapse remodeling. The lab’s long-term goal is to define the homeostatic roles of innate immunity in the developing brain, and their impact in neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Molofsky trained in stem cell biology with Dr. Sean Morrison and in glial biology with Dr. David Rowitch. She completed medical training and residency at UCSF and is also a practicing psychiatrist. She is the recipient of awards including a Pew Biomedical Scholar Award, an NIH New Innovator Award, and the Freedman Prize in Basic Research from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

    Selected publications

    A type I interferon response defines a conserved microglial state required for effective phagocytosis
    Dorman LC, Nguyen PT, Caroline C. Escoubas CC, Vainchtein ID, Xiao Y, Lidsky PV, Wang EY, Taloma SE, Nakao-Inoue H, Rivera BM, Condello C, Andino R, Nowakowski TJ, Molofsky AV

    Microglial Remodeling of the Extracellular Matrix Promotes Synapse Plasticity.
    Nguyen PT, Dorman LC, Pan S, Vainchtein ID, Han RT, Nakao-Inoue H, Taloma SE, Barron JJ, Molofsky AB, Kheirbek MA, Molofsky AV
    Cell 2020 07;182(2):388-403.e15

    Astrocytes and Microglia: In Sickness and in Health.
    Vainchtein ID, Molofsky AV
    Trends Neurosci 2020 03;43(3):144-154

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    European Paediatric Psychology Conference 2021

    04-10-2021 1:00 pm to
    06-10-2021 5:30 pm Add to iCal

    Building the future of paediatric psychology through science and collaborations!


    EPPC 2021 is arranged by the European Paediatric Psychology Network (EPPN) in collaboration with the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP-USA).

    The Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 

    EPPC 2021

    For three days, researchers and clinicians within the field of paediatric psychology will meet to learn, share findings and create new collaborations.

    An outstanding program has been taking form, including keynote lectures from field leaders Andrea Evers, Christopher Eccleston, and Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth.

    To date we have 14 symposia, with high quality presentations covering a wide variety of topics within paediatric psychology.

    Also, 30 flash talks from different presenters will bring you the most recent findings from current research in the field.

    Furthermore, the editors of the Journal for Pediatric Psychology (Tonya Palermo), and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (Jennifer Schurman) will host sessions to introduce the journal, including the scope, future directions and thoughts on how to prepare a successful submission.

    In addition, the EPPC will provide plenty of opportunities to network, catch up and meet colleagues with shared interests in the work, including early career/trainee & mentoring sessions, and happy hours with topical digital rooms.


    Registration for the EPPC 2021 conference opens on Monday, August 30, on europedpsych.com.


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    Stockholm Life Science Conference 2021

    25-05-2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
    Online from KI Campus South - Flemingsberg
    Photo: Getty Images

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for improved cross-sector collaboration to tackle the complex challenges before us. It has also raised important questions about the role the Life Science sector can and should play in applying what we have learned, “building back better”, and creating the conditions needed for more sustainable life.


    During this conference we will reexamine the current and potential role of the sector and explore an expanded vision for Life Science that includes prevention, implementation, accountability, and “a universal preparedness for health”.

    Expert panels

    Together with conference speakers and expert panelists we will explore:

    • How can we accelerate implementation of the national and regional life science strategies to realize greater societal benefits?  
    • What has COVID-19 taught us about how Life Science ecosystems can be governed and structured to meet common and pressing challenges? 
    • What does the new post-pandemic landscape look like, and can we take advantage of the current situation to further strengthen Life Science ecosystems?  
    • What systemic hurdles (legal, ethical, financial, structural, political) must be removed to create a more resilient, equitable and sustainable society? What are the lessons learned during the current pandemic?
    Program highlights
    Agenda Invited speakers
    10:00 Welcome & introduction Nina Rawal (Moderator, Emerging Health Ventures), Ole Petter Ottersen (KI), Irene Svenonius (Region Stockholm), Maria Eriksdotter (KI)
    10:15 Sweden’s Life Science Strategy during the global pandemic Ibrahim Baylan (Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation)
    10:30 Paving the way towards universal preparedness for health  Ole Petter Ottersen (KI), Eleni Aklillu (KI)
    10:45 Challenges in Life Science collaboration: What has the pandemic taught us? Björn Zoëga (Karolinska University Hospital), Anna Sandström (Astra Zeneca), Åsa Kristoferson Hedlund (Swedish COVID Association), Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren (KI), Sophia Hober (KTH)
    11:30 Lunch break
    12:10 Global health implications of Life Science collaboration and innovation John N. Nkengasong (Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention), Anna Mia Ekström (Karolinska Institutet), Carl Bildt (WHO ACT-Accelerator)
    12:45 Deep-dive breakout group discussions Indepth conversations with invited speakers
    - The role of industry and innovation in pandemic times Anders Blanck, Lotta Ljungqvist, Hans Möller
    - Interdisciplinary research collaboration: Barriers and benefits Lars Engstrand, Eleni Aklillu, Lars I Eriksson 
    - Data usage, sharing and implementation Olli Kallioniemi, Magnus Boman, Clara Hellner  
    - Building and maintaining public trust Åsa Wikforss, Karin Tegmark-Wisell, Samuel Lagercrantz  
    13:30 Coffee break
    13:40 Taking action: Solutions for Life Science collaboration and impact Jeremy Farrar (Wellcome Trust), Jenni Nordborg (Swedish Office for Life Sciences), Peter Stenvinkel (Karolinska Institutet), Malin Parkler (Pfizer), Mathias Uhlén (KTH), Staffan Ingvarsson (Stockholm Business Region), Stefan Swartling Peterson (KI)
    14:40 Bringing interdisciplinary knowledge to bear on Life Science challenges Sigbritt Karlsson (KTH), Astrid Söderbergh Widding (Stockholm University)
    15:00 Conference concludes Nina Rawal (Moderator, Emerging Health Ventures), Ole Petter Ottersen (KI)

    The Life Science sector is poised to play a key role in building universal preparedness for health. Knowledge, dialogue and collaboration are needed now more than ever. We look forward to continuing this dialogue with you and to seeing you online on May 25 at the Stockholm Life Science Conference.


    The Stockholm Life Science Conference is organized by Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Region Stockholm, Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. 


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    Second Scientific Symposium by the Swedish FTD Initiative

    15-04-2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
    Online via Zoom

    Welcome to the Swedish FTD Initiative Scientific Symposium 2021 on 15 April 2021, between 09:00 and 16:00. The symposium will include an exciting update for clinicians and researchers with an interested in FTD.


    Join the digital meeting

    Via Zoom link

    Screen sharing is enabled for all participants.

    Some requests for the online meeting

    • Please mute your audio.
    • Please have your video turned on so we can provide a virtual audience for the speakers as well as see everyone. 
    • Please display your name in the Zoom-window
    • Questions:  please raise your “digital hand” in Zoom or type into the chat box to let us know if you have a question/comment. Questions will be addressed at the end of the talks.

    Topics all relate to FTD and include the recently published SweFTDI guidelines for clinical assessment of, differential diagnosis to primary psychiatric disease, an update on the ongoing and planned clinical trials in FTD, a presentation of the research participant’s perspective, proteomics for biomarker discovery in FTD as well as ongoing research in SweFTDI. See attached program.

    Welcome and introduction

    Caroline Graff, Karolinska Institutet, Swedish FTD Initiative

    FTD diagnostic criteria and the SweFTDI clinical guidelines available at frontallobsdemens.se

    Lena Kilander, Uppsala University Hospital

    Psychiatric diseases and FTD, a differential diagnostic perspective

    Yolande Pijnenburg, Amsterdam Univerisity Medical Center, The Nehterlands

    10 min break
    Clinical trial design in genetic FTD - lessons from GENFI and the FPI.

    Jonathan Rohrer, UCL, London, United Kingdom

    Using GENFI participant engagement to inform observational reserach and clinical trials

    Caroline Greaves, UCL, London, United Kingdom

    Proteomics studies to increase our understanding and generate biomarkers for FTD

    Charlotte Teunessen, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands

    Neuroimaging in genetic forms of FTD

    John C van Swieten, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Gyrification pattern affects disease expression in frontotemporal dementia

    Luke Harper, PhD student, affiliation Clinical Memory Research Unit, Lund University

    Small affinity proteins targeting FTD

    Stefan Ståhl, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

    Machine learning based evaluation of protein profiles in CSF: a GENFI study

    Sofia Bergström, PhD, SciLifeLab KTH

    15 min break
    Explorative plasma protein analysis in genetic FTD: a GENFI study

    Linn Öijerstedt, PhD student, Karolinska Institutet

    TBK1 haploinsufficiency result in FTD

    Behzad Khoshnood, Postdoc, Karolinska Institutet

    Functional connectivity of the dorsal and ventral anterior insula in bvFTD

    Divya Brundavanam, Postdoc, Karolinska Institutet

    Final words

    Swedish FTD Initiative is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, SciLifeLab KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Karolinska University Hospital, supported by The Schörling Foundation.


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    Conference: Emerging Topics in Artificial Intelligence

    01-08-2021 to
    05-08-2021 Add to iCal
    San Diego, USA

    The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from different fields to discuss new applications of artificial intelligence to biomedicine, brain connectivity, microscopy, active matter and photonics.


    Importantly, this conference will also count with the participation of industry to foster commercialization and utilization opportunities.

    Please find more detailed information about the topics that will be covered at: SPIE Optics + Photonics 2021
    The period for abstract submission is now open.

    Please forward this information to anyone who might be interested.


    Best wishes,

    Joana B. Pereira (Karolinska Institute)

    Giovanni Volpe (Gothenburg University)

    Aydogan Ozcan (University of California)

    Daniel Brunner (Institut Franche-Comte Electronique Mecanique Thermique et Optique)


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    MAXIV new possibilities for breakthrough research

    27-11-2020 9:00 am - 3:15 pm Add to iCal
    Campus Solna
    ZOOM-link will be shared after registration

    Welcome to "MAXIV new possibilities for breakthrough research" an online event starting 09:00 on 27 November 2020. The unique properties of MAXIV beamlines enable novel imaging opportunities of biological material such as cells, organs, bone and tissue. Our Acting Vice President of KI Anders Gustafsson will inaugurate and announce a local grant for KI researchers bringing MAXIV closer to medical research programs at KI.


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    Conferences and symposiums
    BYRS 2020: 4th Biomedicum-BioClinicum Young Researchers Symposium

    11-11-2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Add to iCal
    Online seminar via Zoom

    Welcome to BYRS 2020, the 4th Biomedicum-BioClinicum Young Researchers Symposium! The aim of the symposium is to enhance collaborations between researchers within Biomedicum as well as BioClinicum and to create an interactive platform integrating different approaches from the different departments at KI. It also provides an opportunity for young researchers to present their research, form new connections and therefore build a community. The event will be held online via Zoom.


    Target group

    Young researchers at KI, including master students, PhDs and post-doctoral researchers


    Daniel Berg, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

    Phillip Newton, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Women's and Children's Health

    Joana Praga Pereira, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

    Pedro Veliça "Pedromics", Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

    Mine Orlu, University College London, UK

    William Kaelin (Nobel Laureate 2019), Harvard University, USA


    Register via link: https://survey.ki.se/BYRS2020


    This event is organized by Karolinska Institutet Clinicum Connection (KICC), in collaboration with the CBG Doctoral Programme.


    Published: 2020-06-29 18:26 | Updated: 2020-06-29 18:26

    Tissue and Motion Conference 2018

    The tenth anniversary of the “From Tissue to Motion” conference was held at the Djurönäset Hotel on 28th-29th November 2018.

    The first day was dedicated to presentations from senior researchers, entrepreneurs and PhD students, in a broad range of subject areas. By dividing the morning session and afternoon session into 'tissue' and 'motion' topics respectively, the day had a great flow in what was an immensely well-organised event. Five former Karolinska students then discussed their career path and what life within their chosen sector is really like. It was a great opportunity to get an insight into what each position entails, with each alumni giving an honest account of life after a PhD.

    Dinner was served in the main restaurant in the evening before giving everybody the chance to enjoy the hotel’s facilities, which boasts a cosy outside sauna overlooking the frozen archipelago. The agenda resumed on Thursday morning with the poster session, again, with a broad range of topics in regenerative medicine, motion and health. The conference concluded with yet another round of fine fika and the awards ceremony for the best oral/poster presentation. Overall, the organisation of the event, hotel and quality of presentations were immensely impressive. I would recommend students from all backgrounds to participate in this retreat in the future, whether they have research experience in regenerative medicine or not. A relaxed, positive and informative retreat – what more could you wish for in dark and gloomy Stockholm?!


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