Event 2023

Welcome to the NMMP annual scientific conference 2023, organized this year for all SciLifeLab, DDLS and WCMM fellows, as the network is transitioning into Program for Academic leaders in Life Science, PALS. The program aims to improve scientific networks and collaborations across Sweden, as well as to increase the awareness and accessibility of the cutting-edge infrastructure at SciLifeLab.

SciLifeLab is hosting the conference on April 26-28, 2023, at Vår Gård Saltsjöbaden in Stockholm. The conference will start with a visit to the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA) in Stockholm, and will then continue at Vår Gård, Saltsjöbaden.

During the meeting, SciLifeLab, DDLS and WCMM fellows are brought together to network around themes such as e.g. molecular medicine, biotechnology, molecular biology and data-driven life science, and will provide major opportunities for collaborations between experimental and computational groups.

We look forward to talks by keynotes

  • Elisabeth Björk, AstraZeneca
  • Anthony Hyman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • David Klenerman, University of Cambridge
  • Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee
  • Evelina Vågesjö, Ilya Pharma

With a poster session and focused discussions on the next big questions in Life Science, we believe this will be a highly rewarding event for the participants, and will spur many new ideas and collaborations. 

The program has been developed by the Scientific Fellow committee: Juliette Griffié (DDLS Fellow), Olof Eriksson, Daniel Fürth and Erdinc Sezgin (SciLifeLab Fellows) and we gratefully acknowledge the support from KAW for this event.

We are confident that this meeting will be inspiring and full of opportunities. Looking forward to seeing you in April 2023!

If you have not recieved your personal invitation – please contact: nmmp2023@scilifelab.se

Olli Kallioniemi, SciLifeLab Director
Mia Phillipson, SciLifeLab Co-director

Olli Kallioniemi
SciLifeLab & DDLS Director
Mia Phillipson
SciLifeLab Co-director


April 26
From 12:30Visit to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, KVA
Light lunch, mingle and guided tour
Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (map)
Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
Hans Ellegren, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Mia Phillipson, Co-director SciLifeLab, Uppsala University
14:00Keynote lecture
Anthony Hyman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Moderators: Camila Consiglio, DDLS Lund University, and Erdinc Sezgin, SciLifeLab Karolinska Institutet
15:15Bus departure for Vår Gård, Saltsjöbaden (map)
16:00Registration and check-in at Vår Gård
17:45Pre-dinner drink and Welcome toast
20:00Introduction toNext big questions in Life Scienceworkshops
NMMP2023 Scientific committee
20:30Bar and mingle in atrium social area
April 27
07:15Morning run or walk
09:00Official opening of NMMP2023 – Transition to PALS
Olli Kallioniemi, SciLifeLab and DDLS Director
09:20Opening words
Siv Andersson, Uppsala University and Director of Basic Research, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Elin Almstedt, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation – Wallenberg Launchpad (KAW – WALP)
09:30Keynote lecture
David Klenerman, University of Cambridge
Moderators: Laura Carroll, DDLS, and Sebastian Deindl, SciLifeLab
10:30Coffee Break
Mounting of posters
11:15SciLifeLab Infrastructure flash talks
12:00Mingle lunch and Poster session
14:00Keynote lecture
Evelina Vågesjö, Ilya Pharma
Moderators: Gustaf Christoffersson, SciLifeLab Uppsala University, and Cristina Maglio, WCMTM University of Gothenburg 
15:00Coffee break
Poster session (cont.)
15:30Keynote lecture
Elisabeth Björk, AstraZeneca
Moderators: Olof Eriksson, SciLifeLab Uppsala University, and Iben Lundgaard, WCMM Lund University
16:30Free time
16:45Directors’ Meeting
20:30Plenary Session: Diversity in science and Challenges of Researchers 
Introduction by Erdinc Sezgin and open discussion with Rebecca Howard, SciLifeLab Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee
21:15Bar and mingle in atrium social area
April 28
07:15Morning yoga
Breakfast and check-out
08:30Keynote lecture
Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee
Moderators: Juliette Griffié, DDLS Stockholm University, and Wei Ouyang, DDLS KTH
09:30Coffee break in atrium
10:00Five parallel workshops on “Next big questions in Life Science”:

I) Overcoming the Short-Term Mindset: Strategies for Achieving Long-Term Goals in Swedish Academic Research
Experts: Göran Hansson, Karolinska Institutet and Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, WCMM Lund
Moderators: Paul Bourgine, WCMM Lund University and Alesia Tietze, WCMTM University of Gothenburg
Room: Stig

II) Revolutionizing Healthcare with Data Science: Overcoming Obstacles in Biological Data Science to Advance Healthcare
Experts: Olli Kallioniemi, SciLifeLab Karolinska Institutet and Claudia Kutter, SciLifeLab Karolinska Institutet
Moderators: Juliette Griffié, DDLS Stockholm University and Daniel Bojar, WCMTM University of Gothenburg
Room: Olle

III) Unlocking the Potential of Personalized Medicine:
Overcoming Challenges to Achieve Precision Diagnostics and Targeted Therapies
Experts: Åsa Johansson, Uppsala University and Lars Dahlin, WCMM Lund University and Skåne University Hospital
Moderators: Olof Eriksson, SciLifeLab Uppsala University and Wen Zhong, DDLS KTH
Room: Axel

IV) Breaking Barriers and Bridging Fields: Navigating Funding, Culture, and Careers in Interdisciplinary Science
Experts: Mia Phillipson, SciLifeLab Uppsala University, and Mattias Jakobsson, Uppsala University
Moderators: Daniel Fürth, SciLifeLab Uppsala University, Iskra Pollak Dorocic, SciLifeLab Stockholm University
Room: Albin

V) Are we prepared for new crises?
Experts: Per Ljungdahl, SciLifeLab Stockholm University, and Stefan Bertilsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Moderators: Erdinc Sezgin, SciLifeLab Karolinska Institutet, and Alexandra Teleki, SciLifeLab Uppsala University
Room: Edvin
11:20Summary of workshop discussions
NMMP2023 Scientific committee
11:50Closing remarks
On site or to-go
12:00Bus Departure for Arlanda
13:00Bus Departure for Cityterminalen, Stockholm and Uppsala

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