University of Gothenburg
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 and Academicum
Registration deadline: 12:00 (noon) on April 10

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

    • Welcome words
    • "Overview of SciLifeLab: Technology- and data-driven life science", Olli Kallioniemi, Director SciLifeLab
    • "SciLifeLab infrastructure in the overall infrastructure landscape in Sweden", Annika Jenmalm Jensen, Infrastructure Director SciLifeLab
    • SciLifeLab Gothenburg – Site Presentation, Elisabet Carlsohn, Site Director, and Maria Smedh, Site Coordinator
    • User success story 1: "High-resolution NMR Spectroscopy reveals the activation and allosteric regulation of the pro-apoptotic HtrA2 protease", Björn Burmann, Dept. of Chemistry & Molecular Biology, Univ. of Gothenburg


    • User success story 2: Lena Öhman (Metabolomics)

    10:35   Coffee break

    11:00   Continued session

    • "SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS)", Margit Mahlapuu, Prof. in Molecular Genetics, co-director WCMTM, Univ. of Gothenburg
    • Data Centre & NBIS 
    • DDLS Data Science Nodes, Thomas Svensson, NBIS and Chalmers Univ. of Technology
    • User success story 3: Victoria Hennings (NGI)
    • User success story 4: "Mucin utilization by gut microbiota - recent advances on characterization of key enzymes", Ana Sofia de Jesus Vaz Luis, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Cell biology, Univ. of Gothenburg
    • Training Hub & DDLS Research School, PhD and PostDoc program
    • User success story 5 - Lars Westberg (imaging)

    12:45   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: Birgit Thilander, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, 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 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: Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Gothenburg


      14.00-14.20 Introduction to Precision Medicine capability

      14.20-14.50 Research presentations 

      14.50-15.30 Panel discussion

      Registration is open!

      Read SciLifeLab news article

      SciLifeLab Days at other sites during 2023

      Umeå, September 11
      Lund, September 28
      Linköping, October 10