WCMM Symposium 2022

Welcome to the fourth Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, WCMM Symposium on 21-22 April 2022.

The WCMM-LiU symposium is an initiative focusing on the Medicine-Technology Interface

- Invited keynote speakers
- WCMM group leaders
- Poster sessions presenting the Medicine – Technology Interface at WCMM-LiU

Place: Lecture hall Hugo Theorell, Northern entrance, level 9, Campus US

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Fredrik Elinder
LiU, Linköping Sweden

Paul Franken
University of Laussane, Switzerland

Eva Hedlund
Karolinska institutet, Sweden

Markus Heilig
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Frank Hernandez
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Stefan Koch
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Maria Larsson
Karolinska institutet, Sweden

Maria Lerm
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Sara Liin
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Francisca Lottersberger
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

India Morrison
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Vincent Pasque
KU Leuven, Belgium

Gesine Paul-Visse
Lund University, Sweden

Stephan Pless
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Jörg Schilcher
WCMM, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Mikael Sigvardsson
LiU, Linköping, Sweden

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Preliminary Program (may be subject to change)

Day 1: Thursday, 21st of April, 2022

Theme of the day “From Molecules to Behavior”

  • 10:15 – 10:30 Introduction by Antonios Pantazis
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Scientific lectures by Fredrik Elinder, Stephan Pless and Eva Hedlund
  • 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
  • 15:45 – 16:20 TBA
  • 16:20 – 17:30 Scientific lectures by Paul Franken and Markus Heilig
  • Evening dinner approx around 18:00

Day 2: Friday, 22nd of April, 2022

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

  • 09:45 – 09:55 Introduction by David Engblom
  • 09:55 – 12:15 Scientific lectures by Frank Hernandez, Sara Liin, Jörg Schilcher and Maria Lerm
  • 12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break with poster sessions

Theme of the afternoon “Cell signaling and Reprogramming”

  • 13:15 – 13:25 Introduction by Claudio Cantù
  • 13:25 – 15:45 Scientific lectures by Mikael Sigvardsson, Francisca Lottersberger, Vincent Pasque and Stefan Koch
  • Ca 16:00 Closing remarks

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

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About WCMMShow/Hide content

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.