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WCMM - Forum Scientium Weekly News Letter 25

You will find more information at our home pages https://liu.se/en/research/forum-scientium , https://liu.se/en/research/wcmm 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 this link


Glad midsommar!

Midsummer evening is this year Friday 19 June. I would say that this is the real national day of Sweden! It is celebrated in different ways by all (nearly) Swedes together with their families. Just like the celebration of “Jul” 24 December, the tradition existed already during the Viking age in Sweden. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer


Have you applied to the Science & SciLifeLab Prize yet?

There are still a few weeks to go before the application period closes on 15 July 2020. Don't miss this career-making opportunity! The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is 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 info at https://scienceprize.scilifelab.se/


What to do in Sweden this summer!

If you are interested in hiking or very typical Swedish places I would propose that you become members of the Swedish Tourist Association. Especially if you are interested in hiking in northern Sweden they have a lot of information and small places to stay over night. More info at https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/ The Swedish home page has much more info, so please try it also.


Courses and Workshops:


”Embracing your PhD and Post-doc studies” 1.5 credits

The course will run on the following dates: Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 4, Nov 19, Dec 3 & Dec 16, 2020 at 13.15-17

Teachers are Nicolette Lakemond and Anna Yström (examiner)

This course will replace the previously given course ”Basic Management of Research Projects” and it is mandatory for all PhD students in Forum Scientium and Agora Materiae

How to apply?

-For PhD students and Postdocs in Forum Scientium and for PhD students in Agora Materiae the course is included in the membership and free of charge

-There are also five slots which are free of charge allocated for PhD students and postdocs from IFM and five slots allocated for PhD students and postdocs at the Medical Faculty LiU and/or Region Östergötland

-The course is also open for all other PhD students and Post docs at LiU and/or Region Östergötland, and then the associated cost is 2000 SEK/ participant (to be paid by the department (supervisor or PI etc))

Register via this link, August 31st at the latest

More info at this link


General info on courses

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


Job Announcements and Former members – What are they doing?


Former Forum Scientium Isa Lindgren

Asks if you would like to become her colleague? You would work closely together if her if had the announced position - apply now and join her fun team!

Cell cultivation and Upstream Process development Scientist to Chiesi R&D

And about Chiesi Pharma at https://www.chiesipharma.se/en/


Former Forum Scientium member Magnus Jondelius Hederos

today works at Biosyntia in Copenhagen, see https://www.biosyntia.com/

They are hiring, see https://biosyntia.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk03qxv/


PhD student in applied physics with focus on bioelectronics/biomedical engineering

WCMM Fellow Eric Glowacki announces a PhD student position. Deadline 29 June 2020.

More info at https://liu.se/en/article/open-positions-in-organic-electronics-at-loe


Early info/Calendar:


Forum Scientium Summer Conference

31 August – 2 September at Vildmarkshotellet Kolmården

Only for members and supervisors/PIs


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.

"The previously announced lunch concerts in Berzeliussalen has been postponed and will instead be given as online concerts, until we resume normal operations. More info to come later."


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


Forum Scientium member Andrey Höglund

will present his thesis Friday 11 September

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


WCMM Symposium 2020

postponed until November 2020. More info later.

See also https://liu.se/en/research/wallenberg-centre-for-molecular-medicine/wcmm-symposium-2020


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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Swelife supports collaboration within academia, industry and healthcare, with the goal to strengthen Life Science in Sweden and to improve public health.



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


Sidansvarig: john.a.karlsson@liu.se
Senast uppdaterad: 2020-06-16