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WCMM - Forum Scientium Weekly News Letter 08

You will find more information at our home pages https://liu.se/en/research/forum-scientium , https://liu.se/en/research/wallenberg-centre-for-molecular-medicine and https://old.liu.se/forskning/scientium/?l=en ) This is a combined weekly newsletter for both the WCMM network at LiU and the multidisciplinary research school  and network Forum Scientium. PhD students and postdocs are welcome to become members in Forum Scientium thereby increasing the LiU network at the interface between Medicine, Natural Science and Engineering. Information on the advantages and formalities of the membership can be found at https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/flyer.pdf


Biology seminar "A protein science approach to investigation of mammalian prion diseases"

Former Forum Scientium member Sofie Nyström, IFM, will start her presentation

at 13:15 on Thursday 20 February in Jordan-Fermi, Physics Building, Campus Valla


MIIC SAP Seminar - February 24th

February 24th  (12.15h-13.00h) in Papaver (Entrance 78, floor 11):

•             Klara Martinsson – “Secretory immunoglobulins may be form outside the mucosa”

•             Isabel Garcia Martin – “Can pre- and postnatal probiotic and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation prevent allergy development in infants?”


WCMM Symposium 2020

Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 May 2020 in lecture hall Hugo Theorell, Campus US

Registration and Poster deadline 26 April. Programme and info, see


Forum Scientium Summer Conference

will be 31 August – 2 September at Vildmarkshotellet Kolmården


Artificial intelligence finds disease-related genes

An artificial neural network can reveal patterns in huge amounts of gene expression data, and discover groups of disease-related genes. This has been shown by a new study led by researchers at Linköping University. The scientists hope that the method can eventually be applied within precision medicine and individualised treatment. See also https://liu.se/en/news-item/artificiell-intelligens-hittar-sjukdomsrelaterade-gener


Former Forum Scientium member Sofie Sundberg

presented her thesis Nov 2018. She now has a position as Medical Scientific Liaison in the pharmaceutical company H. LUNDBECK AB

See also https://www.linkedin.com/in/sofiecsundberg/


Former Forum Scientium member Jonathan Rakar

presented his thesis 2016. He has since then had a postdoc in the Stefan Thor Lab. Now he has a new position as Scientist in Experimental Traumatology at Region Östergötland, see https://liu.se/en/research/disaster-medicine

See also https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrakar/


SSF Future Research Leader grants to LiU!

Former Forum Scientium member Klas Tybrandt, see https://liu.se/en/employee/klaty05

Former Forum Scientium member Eleni Stavrinidou, see https://liu.se/en/employee/elest58

WCMM Fellow Eric Glowacki, see https://liu.se/en/employee/erigl61

Info, in Swedish, at https://liu.se/nyhet/fem-framtida-forskningsledare-vid-liu



starting 30 March. If interested contact iryna.yakymenko@liu.se 20 March at the latest



23-26 March at Lund University. Deadline for registration is February 25. Info at this link.


PhD course on Synchrotron Radiation 7.5 hp

http://www.ifm.liu.se/edu/coursescms/SYNCRAD/) will be given in the 4th period (end of March until beginning of June). 


EUROSENSORS Conference to be held in Lecce (Italy) on 6-9 September 2020

Info available at https://www.eurosensors2020.eu/


Beethoven 250 year anniversary: 16 sonatas in 16 lunch concerts during 2020

To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Gunnar Cedersund will this year play 16 of his 32 piano sonatas. Presentation of music starts at 12.15, music 12.20, concert ends 12.50. Lecture hall Berzelius, Campus US, free entrance. https://isbgroup.eu/gunnar_cedersund/gunnar_cedersund.php and https://www.corren.se/kultur-noje/mot-forskaren-som-tar-det-piano-7883410.aspx

Wedn, February 26, features op 2:3 in C major (Last of the first)
Thurs, May 7, features op 10:1 in C minor
Wedn, May 13, features op 10:2 in F major
Wedn, May 20, features op 10:3 in D major
Wedn, May 27, features op 13 in C minor (Pathétique)
Wedn, June 3, features op 27:1 in E flat major (Sonata quasi una Fantasia)


Early info:


Mia Persson

will present her PhD thesis “Pawsitive selection: Genetics of dog-human communication”

Friday February 28, at 09.15 in lecture hall Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla


Forum Scientium member Anna Zimdahl Kahlin

will present her thesis Friday 6 March at 9:00 in lecture hall Granit, Northern entrance, Campus US

Title: “Pharmacogenetic studies of thiopurine methyltransferase genotype-phenotype concordance and effect of methotrexate on thiopurine metabolism.”, more info in DIVA

See also https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-zimdahl-kahlin-41149584/


Forum Scientium member Maria Seitanidou

will present her thesis Friday 6 March at 10.15 in lecture hall K3 in Kåkenhus at Campus Norrköping

Title: “Overcoming Limitations of Iontronic Delivery Devices”, more info in DIVA

See also linkedin.com/in/maria-seitanidou-5a0833108


KVA Lecture Wednesday 11 March at 18:00

Magnus Berggren: “Organisk bioelektronik – den uppkopplade naturen” (in Swedish?)

18.00-19.00 Linköpings universitet, Hus C, Lokal C1, Campus Valla, Linköping

Mer information at https://www.kva.se/sv/kalendarium/magnus-berggren-organisk-bioelektronik-den-uppkopplade-naturen


National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden

Extended drop-ins to discuss bioinformatics in grant applications. NBIS and friends are organising free consultation drop-in sessions in Linköping to discuss bioinformatics, sequencing and data issues for the upcoming grant application period. During our drop in March 17 we will have sequencing experts from NGI at SciLifeLab, as well as colleagues from other NBIS nodes, available via video link. This is a good opportunity for those of you who need support in experimental design, or want to discuss what types of sequencing technologies are available at SciLifeLab/NGI.

When: Tuesday 17/3 at 11:00 - 12:00

Where: In the meeting room Dalton (2B:260) in house B at Campus Valla


The first LiU International co-workers fair 17 March

Last day to register 10 March.

17 March LiU will have its very first International co-workers fair and it is open for everyone who has been or will be here for at least 6 months. It will be a lot of fun information about Swedish people and information about what to do in Linköping and Norrköping. See the interview with Therese and Priya (https://insidan.liu.se/nyhetsarkiv/1.772719?l=en) and remember to register for the fair! https://insidan.liu.se/HR-Personal/for_foreign_employees/introduction-program?l=en

At the same time we would like to inform about the newly made home page with lots of info for international co-workers, https://insidan.liu.se/HR-Personal/for_foreign_employees?l=en

If you have any proposals for things that are missing or should be changed please contact emma.ljungkvist@liu.se or therese.lindkvist@liu.se


Forum Scientium member Maciej Gryszel

will present his thesis Monday 30 March at 10:15 in lecture hall K1 at Campus Norrköping

Title of thesis: “Organic electronic materials for hydrogen peroxide production”


“Monitoring multiple sclerosis progression and response to treatment with organic electronic biosensors”
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Jan Ernerudh, Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, RÖ, https://liu.se/en/employee/janer15 
Daniel Simon, Laboratory of Organic Electronics, LiU, https://liu.se/en/employee/dansi08


WCMM Symposium 2020

Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 May 2020

in lecture hall Hugo Theorell, Campus US

Registration and Poster deadline 26 April


11-13 May 2020 – The Swedish Neutron Week 2020 (http://neutronweek.se/) Annual meetings of the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (SNSS) and the Swedish graduate school in neutron scattering (SwedNess). The meeting is open to everyone and will be held at Vildmarkshotellet, Kolmården. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about work in the field, with relatively little effort. This year there will also be a thematic special industry session/day.


Forum Scientium member Judit Randek

will present her thesis Friday 15 May at 13:00 in lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla


Forum Scientium member Jesper Fogelholm

will present his thesis Friday 22 May


Forum Scientium member Andrey Höglund

will present his thesis Friday 29 May


“Optoelectronic wireless neuromodulation of the vagus nerve”
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Peder Olofsson, Laboratory of Immunobiology, KI, Stockholm, https://ki.se/en/meds/research-group-peder-olofsson 
Eric Głowacki, Laboratory of Organic Electronics, LiU, https://liu.se/en/employee/erigl61 


The biannual meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society is organized at Linköpings Konsert & Kongress. More info at http://scs2020.se

15-17 June 2020 – SCS2020


Conference on Advanced Functional Materials (AFM2020) ​

18-20 August 2020, Vildmarkshotellet Kolmården, Norrköping, Sweden. More info at https://liu.se/en/research/advanced-functional-materials 


Forum Scientium Summer Conference

31 August – 2 September at Vildmarkshotellet Kolmården

Only for members and supervisors/PIs


"Telomeres in human genetic disorders and cancers"
Wednesday 9 September 2020
Jörg Cammenga, Haematology, RÖ, https://liu.se/en/employee/jorca02 
Francisca Lottersberger, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, LiU, https://liu.se/en/employee/fralo26

“A collaboration for basic and clinical research on pain”
Wednesday 4 November 2020
Håkan Olausson, Clinical Neurophysiology, RÖ, https://liu.se/en/employee/hakol42 
Walker Jackson, Neurobiology LiU, https://liu.se/en/employee/walja90


Always included:

ProLinC – PROtein folding and Ligand INteraction Core facility at Campus Valla

ProLinC at Linköping University aids researchers who want to characterize shape, structure, stability and binding of biomolecules such as proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, lipids and drug candidates.

At https://liu.se/en/research/prolinc you will find more info about which techniques that are available. If interested in utilizing it or getting an introduction, please contact the facility manager Former Forum Scientium member Alexandra Ahlner (alexandra.ahlner@liu.se).


The Core Facility at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

consists of several units that provide advanced equipment and qualified human resources. Platforms:


The LiU Grants Office newsletter

PhD courses
At the following link you will find PhD courses at relevant departments and faculties at LiU, https://old.liu.se/forskning/scientium/courses?l=en


PhD courses at the Faculty for Medicine and Health Sciences are open for application

Autumn semester 2020. If no other information is provided at the course site, application deadline for autumn courses is 19 May 2019. These courses are often open for PhD students at all faculties at LiU, but PhD students registered at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences have priority. Check the Admission requirements for each course.



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Bioinformatics support from NBIS

This is an opportunity for researchers who want to discuss bioinformatics problems with experts from National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS). They can offer you their expertise in applications such as: genetics, genomics, statistics and machine learning applied to a variety of biological data sets.

Tuesdays, starting September 3 and the last opportunity for this semester is December 17, 11:00-12:00, Room 2B:586, B-Building, or Skype

For more info see https://www.nbis.se/ , or contact Claudio Mirabello and Malin Larsson, e-mail claudio.mirabello@liu.se, malin.larsson@liu.se, phone 0700895442.



PhD students at LiU are recommended to become members in PhD-LiU, see http://liuphd.se/


Junior Faculty

Postdocs at LiU are recommended to become members in the LiU Junior Faculty, see https://old.liu.se/juniorfaculty?l=en



PhD students at the medical faculty is recommended to be members in DOMFIL, https://old.liu.se/medfak/domfil?l=en



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