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WCMM - Forum Scientium Weekly News Letter 13

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


Forum Scientium member Veronica Lizano Fallas

will present her half time seminar “Ecotoxicoproteomics: Next generation methodology for environmental toxicology” in Rönnen on March 26th at 10:15. Please check for updates, eg if it will be done online.


Forum Scientium member Maciej Gryszel

will present his thesis Monday 30 March at 10:15. It will be possible to participate online. More information will be sent out later.

Title of thesis: “Organic electronic materials for hydrogen peroxide production”. Se also http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:1396124


Monthly meeting and the WCMM Clinical Arena 8 April

will both be run online using Zoom. Please install Zoom using minit.liu.se. We will be back with more information later.


SciLifeLab's 10-year strategy

This is of importance for everyone in Life Science in Sweden. Available at https://www.scilifelab.se/roadmap-2020-2030


Application to this year's Science & SciLifeLab Prize now open!

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists — an annual prize awarded to early-career scientists. The prize is presented in four categories: Cell and Molecular Biology; Ecology and Environment; Molecular Medicine; and Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology approaches. If selected as a winner, you will have your essay published by Science, win up to USD 30,000 and be invited to Sweden to receive your award, present your research and meet with leading scientists in your field. More information: scienceprize.scilifelab.se

Eligibility: entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2018 or 2019

Application deadline: 15 July 2020


Bacteria cause problems for genetic research

A puzzling modification of DNA that is common in bacteria is not present in humans or other mammals. A new study by scientists at Linköping University shows that detection of the epigenetic mark 6mdA in animals was probably the result of limitations of the technology used and bacterial contamination of samples. Colm Nestor’s research group has published a study on this. Read more at https://liu.se/en/news-item/bakterier-staller-till-det-for-genetisk-forskning


Survey on Library support from Former Forum Scientium member Abeni Wickham

Some of you have received a survey from Abeni and me. Please answer it, it goes quickly. If you have any more suggestions for support from the library you can send an e-mail to Abeni at abeniwickham@scientificfreedom.org


Courses and Workshops:


PhD courses arranged by Uppsala University

- Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS credits)

- Applied Structural Pharmaceutical Bioinformatis (5 ECTS credits)

- Applied Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (5 ECTS credits)

all by Uppsala University are now open for applications. They will start autumn 2020. For details and registration see www.pharmbio.org and www.pharmbio.org/pages/other_courses

Deadline for registration is 15 April.


Info about courses can be found at https://old.liu.se/forskning/scientium/courses?l=en


Former members – What are they doing?


Former Forum Scientium member Feng-Tai

presented her thesis ”Surface characterization and manipulation of polyampholytic hydrogel coatings” in September 2019.

She has now a new position as Chief Executive Officer at COX Analytical Systems in Gothenburg. They develop and manufacture x-ray scanner instrumentations. More information about Feng-I Tai at https://www.linkedin.com/in/fengitai/ and about COX Analytical Systems at http://www.coxsys.se/


Former Forum Scientium member Peter Eriksson

presented his thesis ”Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles and Gadolinium Integration: Synthesis, Characterization and Biomedical Applications” in May 2019.

He has now a new position as Material Engineer at Element Materials Technology - Fuel & Lubricant Testing and Chemical Analysis in Linköping. More information about Peter at https://www.linkedin.com/in/petererikssonliu/ and about the company at https://www.element.com/se/laboratorier/europe/linkoping-malmslatt


Early info/Calendar:


WCMM Clinical Arena “Monitoring multiple sclerosis progression and response to treatment with organic electronic biosensors”
Wednesday 8 April 2020 will run online. More info later.
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


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

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)


WCMM Symposium 2020

Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 May 2020

in lecture hall Hugo Theorell, Campus US

Registration and Poster deadline 26 April


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 21 August


“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 


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


WCMM Clinical Arena "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

WCMM Clinical Arena “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


16-18 November – 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.  Please register on the following link: https://reg.akademikonferens.se/snw2020


The biannual meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society is postponed to 21-23 juni 2021. More info at http://scs2020.se


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:


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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

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