WCMM Symposium 2020

Welcome to the fourth Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, WCMM, Symposium - 11-12 May 2020.

We invite you to attend the WCMM-LiU symposium; an initiative focusing on the Medicine-Technology Interface.

Venue: Lecture hall Hugo Theorell, Northern entrance, level 9, Campus US, Linköping, Sweden.

Two days filled with scientific lectures, poster sessions and networking.

Registration and deadlines
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Please register here!

Deadline registration: 26 april

Deadline poster presentation: 26 april

Confirmed Speakers
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Fredrik Elinder
LiU, Linköping Sweden

Paul Franken
University of Laussane, Switzerland

Anders Fridberger
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Eric Glowacki
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Markus Heilig
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Frank Hernandez
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Stefan Koch
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Maria Larsson
Karolinska institutet, Sweden

Francisca Lottersberger
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

India Morrison
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Vincent Pasque
KU Leuven, Belgium

Gesine Paul-Visse
Lund University, Sweden

Anders Persson
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Stephan Pless
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Mikael Sigvardsson
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Jeroen van der Laak
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

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Preliminary Program (may be subject to change)

Day 1: Monday, 11th of May, 2020

Theme of the day “From Molecules to Behavior”

  • 10:15 – 10:30 – Introduction
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Scientific lectures by Fredrik Elinder, Stephan Pless and Anders Fridberger
  • 12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break with poster sessions
  • 13:15 – 15:00 Scientific lectures by India Morrison, Maria Larsson and Gesine Paul-Visse
  • 15:00 – 15:45 Afternoon coffee break with poster sessions
  • 15:45 – 17:30 Scientific lectures by Paul Franken and Markus Heilig
  • Evening dinner

Day 2: Tuesday, 12th of May, 2020

Theme of the morning “Cutting Edge of Technology in Life Sciences & Medicine”

  • Scientific lectures by Jeroen van der Laak, Anders Persson, Eric Glowacki and Frank Hernandez
  • Lunch break with poster sessions

Theme of the afternoon “Cell signaling and Reprogramming”

  • Scientific lectures by Mikael Sigvardsson, Francisca Lottersberger, Vincent Pasque and Stefan Koch
  • Closing remarks

Previous symposia
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3D render of a medical background with DNA strand
3D render of a medical background with DNA strand
3D render of a medical background with DNA strand

About WCMM
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The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Linköping University is part of a national plan for Sweden to gain an internationally leading position in medical research. 

WCMM at Linköping University (LiU) was created in 2015 as a joint effort between Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Linköping University and Health care institutions constituting Region Östergötland. The aim of our center is to explore the interphase between medicine and technology, an area with large potential for in modern health care. The collaboration between researchers at the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as at Linköping University Hospital has already resulted in established collaborations in the areas of imaging-diagnostics, bio-engineering and bio-materials. Thanks to the WCMM effort, we have now been able to recruit 13 new research groups from leading institutions world-wide to join our efforts in Linköping and Norrköping.

The researchers active in our center has extensive collaborations with investigators from the WCMM nodes in Göteborg, Lund and Umeå as well as SciLife laboratories in Stockholm. These interactions are supported by the National Molecular Medicine Fellows Program (NMMP), an initiative funded by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation with the aim to increase nationwide interactions between research environments in Sweden.

This Symposium is organized by the Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine at Linköping University - WCMM together with the research school and network Forum Scientium.