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SciLifeLab Day Gothenburg

SciLifeLab Day Gothenburg 2023

This event is a kick-off for the national SciLIfeLab site in Gothenburg. Learn more about the services and capabilities that are offered from SciLifeLab, both nationally and locally, and how you can participate in the activities!

SciLifeLab Day – Gothenburg

Date: April 17, 2023
Location: Wallenberg conference centre
Registration deadline: April 5

The Gothenburg Site of SciLifeLab is happy to welcome the research community in Gothenburg and beyond to this kick-off. Meet with the established site, researchers, local and national infrastructures; interact with the SciLifeLab capabilities: Precision Medicine, Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness and Planetary Biology; learn about the Data Centre services, the Data Driven Life Science program and much more.

Exhibition, poster session and mingle

Show your research in a poster and take the opportunity to discuss how you can implement SciLifeLab's advanced technologies with the infrastructure experts! Or just visit the exhibitions or posters from the infrastructure units to learn what services they can offer you.

    Main program

    08:30   Coffee & Registration

    09:00   Plenary Session

    • 9:00 Welcome words, Carina Mallard, Univ. of Gothenburg, and Ann-Sofie Cans, Chalmers Univ. of Technology
    • 9:10 "Overview of SciLifeLab: Technology- and data-driven life science", Olli Kallioniemi, Director SciLifeLab
    • 9:25 "SciLifeLab infrastructure in the overall infrastructure landscape in Sweden", Annika Jenmalm Jensen, Infrastructure Director SciLifeLab
    • 9:35 SciLifeLab Gothenburg – Site Presentation, Elisabet Carlsohn, Site Director, and Maria Smedh, Site Coordinator
    • 9:45 User success story 1: "High-resolution NMR Spectroscopy reveals the activation and allosteric regulation of the pro-apoptotic HtrA2 protease", Björn Burmann, Univ. of Gothenburg
    • 10:05 User success story 2: "The fecal metabolome as a biomarker for gastrointestinal diseases", Lena Öhman, Univ. of Gothenburg

    10:25   Coffee break

    • 11:00 "SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS)", Margit Mahlapuu, Univ. of Gothenburg
    • 11:10 "National services for data and bioinformatics within DDLS and SciLifeLab", Stephan Nylinder, NBIS, and Sara El-Gebali, SciLifeLab Data Centre

    • 11:30 "Data Science Nodes - a local perspective on the new national research infrastructure services for data-driven life science", Thomas Svensson, NBIS and Chalmers Univ. of Technology
    • 11:40 User success story 3: "Spatial multiomic studies of the human thymus", Viktoria HenningsUniv. of Gothenburg
    • 12:00 User success story 4: "Mucin utilization by gut microbiota - recent advances on characterization of key enzymes", Ana Sofia de Jesus Vaz Luis, Univ. of Gothenburg
    • 12:20 "Training and lifelong learning from SciLifeLab - the SciLifeLab Training Hub and the DDLS research school"Nina Norgren, SciLifeLab Training Hub, and Ulrika Wallenquist, SciLifeLab/Uppsala University
    • 12:40 User success story 5: "In vivo imaging of brain function in zebrafish", Lars WestbergUniv. of Gothenburg

    13:00   Lunch

    14:00   Parallel Sessions for the capabilities (see detailed program below)

    • Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness
    • Planetary Biology
    • Precision Medicine 

    15:30    Exhibition and poster session

    Mingle, food and wine from 16:00 

    ~17:30     End of program

      Parallell sessions program

      Venue: Asien, Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20, Gothenburg


      14:00-14:15 "Welcome & Introduction of SciLifeLab Pandemic Preparedness Program, PLP"
      Staffan Svärd, SciLifeLab Scientific Director

      14:15-14:30 "Gothenburg Initiative for Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness (GILP)"
      Magnus Lindh and Johan Ringlander, GU 

      14:30-14:45 "Register-based large-scale national population study to monitor Covid-19 vaccination effectiveness and safety (RECOVAC)"
      Fredrik Nyberg, GU

      14:45-15:00 "Immune responses to COVID-19 vaccination in unexposed, previously infected and immunosuppressed individuals"
      Anna Lundgren

      15:00-15:20 "Panel discussion (what can be done in PLP nationally and in Göteborg)" 
      Magnus Lindh, Fredrik Nyberg, Anna Lundgren, Staffan Svärd

      15:20-15:30 Wrap up
      Staffan Svärd, SciLifeLab Scientific Director

      Contact person:
      SciLifeLab Operations Office
      Alice Sollazzo,

      Venue: Sydamerika, Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20, Gothenburg


      14:00 - 14:30 Planetary Biology Capability: what it is and what is it for
      Olga Vinnere Petterson, Stefan Bertilsson, PB Scientific leads

      14:30 - 15:00 Plenary discussion - community input session
      All participants

      15:00 - 16:00 Time for personal consultations and meeting the capability leads

      Venue: Wallenberg hall, Conference Centre Wallenberg

      This session will introduce the recent work to establish a SciLifeLab RoadMap for Precision Medicine and other ongoing activities related to precision medicine at SciLifeLab. We will also hear examples of ongoing precision medicine research in Gothenburg, and discuss local and national challenges in the field and how SciLifeLab can contribute to solving these challenges.


      14.00-14.15 Introduction to Precision Medicine capability
      Päivi Östling, Scientific Lead for Precision Medicine, SciLifeLab

      14.15-14.30 Patient-tailored disease monitoring in acute myeloid leukemia
      Linda Fogelstrand, Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

      14.30-14.45 Tissue subtyping for treatment decision and future of clinical proteomics
      Carina Sihlbom, Head of Proteomics Core Facility, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

      14.45-15.30 Panel discussion - how can SciLifeLab contribute to precision medicine nationally and in Gothenburg?
      Moderator: Åsa Johansson, Scientific Lead for Precision Medicine, SciLifeLab



      Linda Fogelstrand, Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

      Lars Ny, Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

      Lars Palmqvist, Professor and Senior Consultant, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Scientific Director at Clinical Genomics Gothenburg, SciLifeLab

      Carina Sihlbom, Head of Proteomics Core Facility, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

      Per Sikora, Head of unit Bioinformatics and Data Centre, University of Gothenburg, and Head Engineer, Sahlgrenska University Hospital