Scientific symposium 2019: Roads to Research Excellence (header)

Scientific symposium: Roads to Research Excellence

12 December 2019 – Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet, Solna

In order to promote young scientists early in their careers, SciLifeLab and AAAS/Science magazine have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

The Prize is awarded annually to four recent PhD graduates for outstanding life science research. Don’t miss this scientific symposium where you will meet the winners and hear about their award-winning research:

  • Longzhi Tan – Grand Prize Winner of Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology
  • Barbara Klump – Category Winner of Ecology and Environment
  • Humsa Venkatesh – Category Winner of Molecular Medicine
  • Zibo Chen – Category Winner of Cell and Molecular Biology

At this year’s symposium, Roads to Research Excellence, the winner presentations are accompanied by Lou Woodley (Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement) who will share her thoughts on community-building within science in her keynote presentation “Strong community, strong science – towards a community-led vision of science”. There will also be presentations of SciLifeLab Scientific Highlights. 


Moderated by: Claudia Kutter, SciLifeLab/Karolinska Institutet

08:45Doors Open
09:30Category Winner presentations

Of crows and tools
Barbara Klump, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Radolfzell, Germany

Creating the protein version of DNA base pairing
Zibo Chen, California Institute of Technology, USA

The Neural Regulation of Cancer
Humsa Venkatesh, Stanford University, USA
10:35Coffee Break
11:05Grand Prize Winner presentation

Three-dimensional genome structure of a single cell
Longzhi Tan, Stanford University, USA
11:30Panel Discussion between Prize Winners
11:40SciLifeLab Scientific Highlights 2019

Recurrent convergent evolution at amino acid residue 261 in fish rhodopsin
Erik Enbody, Leif Andersson lab, Uppsala University

Smart scanning for low-illumination and fast RESOLFT nanoscopy in vivo
Giovanna Coceano, Ilaria Testa lab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The repertoire of maternal anti-viral antibodies in human newborns
Christian Pou, Petter Brodin lab, Karolinska Institutet

miRTrace reveals the organismal origins of microRNA sequencing data
Wenjing Kang, Marc Friedländer lab, Stockholm University
12:20Keynote presentation
Strong community, strong science – towards a community-led vision of science

Lou Woodley, The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement

13:00Lunch and mingle with the winners
(included for registered participants)


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Optional: Bus transfer from Uppsala (BMC)
Optional: Bus transfer to Uppsala (BMC)