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Forum Scientium

Forum Scientium (FS) is a multidisciplinary doctoral programme of natural sciences, engineering, and biomedicine. The doctoral programme aims at establishing a multidisciplinary network between PhD-students from different research areas within Linköping University.

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Forum Scientium Seminar June 8, 2016

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is lecture hall Eken, Campus US. The presenters are:

Johannes Gladisch, Judit Randek, Sara Helander, Jacob Kuruvilla

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

Onur Parlak Onur

has now started his postdoc at Stanford. He will work in a research group led by Prof. Alberto Salleo, http://salleo.stanford.edu/ The focus will be on electrochemical transistor-based chemical and biochemical sensors. Onurs own home page can be reached at http://parlakresearch.com/

Type III secretion inhibitors as anti-virulence agents against Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Professor Mikael Elofsson, Umeå University
Thursday May 26 at 15:00 - 16:00 in seminar room PAPAVER (House 511), Campus US

Actuating materials and fabrication strategies for soft robotics and wearable robotics

Geoff Spinks from the University of Wollongong, Australia
Thursday, June 9th at 15.15 in Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla

Study visit Gothenburg area

During 23-24 May twenty-two of the Forum Scientium members will visit a number of companies and research departments in the Gothenburg area: Smart Textiles, Borås; SP Food and Bioscience, Gothenburg; AstraZeneca, Mölndal; Centre for Cellular Imaging (incl info from Zeiss), Gothenburg University; 3D Bioprinting Center, Chalmers; SP Medical Devices, Gothenburg; Arcam AB, Gothenburg

The International Workshop: Synchrotron and Neutron Scattering in Biomaterials and Soft Matter

is now open for registration and abstract submission: https://indico.maxiv.lu.se/event/177/ Deadline for submission of abstract is September the 9th, 2016 and for registration October the 11th. This is the 12th Annual Workshop at the Biofilm Research Center for Biointerfaces, and the 1st Workshop organised under the umbrella of the ESS & MaxIV Cross Border network funded by InterReg. The workshop takes place on October 26-28th 2016 and will be held at Malmö University.

Invitation to Network meeting – Strategic research area Forensic Sciences

Linköping newest strategic research effort, the Strategic research area in Forensic Sciences hereby invite to a first network meeting. Researchers in the field are welcome to participate, interact and together determine the guidelines for the initiative and the continued work. The program is coming soon, but book the dates now! The network will cover the meeting expenses, but transportation should be arranged by yourself.
Date: 13th of June at ~12 until 14th June at ~13 (we start and end with lunch) Location: Villa Fridhem Registration as soon as possible, but no later than 3rd of June to sofo2016science@gmail.com

The PhD course on Vacuum Science and Technology (7.5 hp)

will be given this fall semester, starting August 29. Those who are interested in taking the course should register by e-mailing Per Eklund, perek@ifm.liu.se, as soon as possible. More information, with detailed schedule and reading assignments will be sent to all registered participants.

Josefin Nissa Josefin

is now a full member of Forum Scientium. She has a Master of Science in Engineering Nanoscience from Lund University. She is now a PhD student at ITN Organic Electronics. The goal of her project is to develop organic electronic devices for separation and analysis of cell-membrane bound proteins using phospholipid bilayers supported on conducting polymers.

VR-funded Swedish/Turkish bilateral Workshop on Biosensors, Aptasensors and Microbial Detection

in Planck, Physics building, 1 & 2 June 2016
Programme at https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/Biosensors.pdf

3rd Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine (FIRM) symposium

Girona, Spain from the 26-29th September 2016. More info at http://www.firmsymposium.com/

Second Swetox Academy Workshop

Linköping University is part of the Swetox collaboration and therefore participation in the Swetox Academy Workshop 22-23rd of August is free of charge for junior researchers. Within Swetox there are possibilities for interesting positions. Se more at http://swetox.se/en/

Sensors 2016 - Wearable Smart Sensors and Technologies

Conference with Exhibition and Posters
Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in London
Poster applications are being accepted until 6th June 2016.
More info at http://aamg-rsc.org/

Forum Scientium Seminar May 11, 2016

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is lecture hall Planck, Campus Valla. The presenters are:

Maria Seitanidou, Parmis Blomgran, Mohsen Golabi, Jonas Christoffersson

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

Åsa Jufvas Åsa Jufvas

will present her thesis "Human Adipocytes: Proteomic Approaches"
Friday 23 March starting at 09:00 in lecture hall Berzelius, Campus US
All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:909978

We welcome you to attend Forum Forum

an event open for all interested
Arranged by Forum Scientium in collaboration with the Junior Faculty at Linköping University
The 13th of April 2015, 15:15 - 17:30
Lecture hall Eken at Campus US (Entrance 65)
Forum Forum is an informal get-together event where ideas about future collaboration projects can be born. By talking to Ph.D. students and junior/senior researchers, and by listening to the visions of other research groups, we (Forum Scientium and Junior Faculty) hope that the attendants will find inspiration and opportunities to start up joint multidisciplinary research projects. Previous Forum Forum sessions have led to successful collaborations. A range of speakers will present their research and the visions of their group shortly and present suggestions for possible projects for cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Schedule
15:15 Opening remarks and short presentations of Junior Faculty and Forum Scientium
”Small RNAs transmit big epigenetic message: intergenerational reprogramming of metabolism”
Anita Öst, IKE Cell Biology
"Structure and functioning of ecological networks in a changing world"
Anna Eklöf, IFM Theoretical Biology
“Metals at the Nanoscale - Size matters"
Magnus Jonsson, ITN Physics and Electronics
16:00 Coffee break
"Abnormal heart rhythm - Why and how to restore normal rhythm?"
Sara Liin, IKE Cell Biology
"Can we diagnose patients before symptoms?"
Mika Gustafsson, IFM Bioinformatics
“Behavioral and brain correlates of affective touch”
India Morrison, IKE Neurobiology
Forum Scientium and Junior Faculty are looking forward to meet you at Forum Forum!

Forum Scientium Seminar March 16, 2016

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is lecture hall Planck, Campus Valla. The presenters are:

Patricia Roch, Anna Södergren, Eleni Stravinidou, Meenu Rajan

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

Harnessing nuclease biology for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies

WCMM seminar, Tuesday 15 March, at 10:15 in Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla
Frank J. Hernandez
San Sebastian, Spain

Alina SekretaryovaAlina

will present her thesis "Facilitating electron transfer in bioelectrocatalytic systems"
Friday 18 March starting at 10:15 in lecture hall Planck, Campus Valla
All info at http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125242

Intellectual Property as a Business Tool

Join an interesting course and get the basics on Patents and other IPR. Learn how to extract the exact protection, how money are made based on IPR and how to perform searches in patent databases. Please note that the patent databases contains vital and and sometimes even crucial information for your research as such! Open for every researcher at LiU!
Course dates are: 29 Mars 13:00-16:30, 6 April 08:30-12:00, 20 April 08:30-12:00, 27 April 08:30-12.00, 11 Maj 08:30-14:00, 18 Maj 08:30-14:00.
More info at: https://doktorandportalen.iei.liu.se/user/course/257/
Register by sending an e-mail to lena.sjoholm@liu.se Deadline 1 March 2016

New Student Council

During spring 2016 the members of the Student Council are:
Anna Zimdahl Kahlin (secretary)
Patricia Roch (chairperson)
Magnus Bernhardsson
Andrey Höglund (web)

Former Scientium member Johan Veiga BeneschJohan

presented his thesis "Null Ellipsometry and Protein Adsorption to Model Biomaterials" Sep 2001. He first worked in Linköping in a project to start a biomedical spin-off company. After that he has been a postdoctoral research fellow at Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, followed by a position as a Research Programme Officer at DG RTD, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. He continued with a position as RTD Coordinator at INOVA+, an innovation consultancy company in Porto, Portugal. Since January 2016 he is now Project manager and member of administration support team of the FET Graphene Flagship, at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. For more info see https://se.linkedin.com/in/johanveigabenesch

No Transformer funding during 2016

We have now received an answer from Rector and there will be no funding for Transformer positions during 2016. We will continue our efforts to find funding for this very fruitful initiative.

WCMM Seminar

"Selective vulnerability to neurodegenerative diseases"
Walker Jackson, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Tyskland
https://www.dzne.de/en/sites/bonn/research-groups/jackson.html
Friday 4 March 2016, Time: 11:15-12:00, Place: Lecture hall Eken, Campus US
For all WCMM seminar see http://www.liu.se/wcmm/seminars?l=en

Sara BergstrandSara

Sara Bergstrand presented her thesis 12 Sep 2014. She has now received a position as Senior Lecturer at IMH. The research field that she will be active in is microcirculation with clinical applications as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and pressure ulcer. As a continuation of her post doc at the department of biomedical engineering, the group will be involved in the large national study SCAPIS, that use advanced imaging technologies of atherosclerosis in the coronary and carotid arteries together with information obtained by proteomics/metabolomics/genomics technologies to improve risk prediction for cardiovascular disease. She will also teach within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the nursing programme as well as within single subject courses.

Daniel Karlssond

presented his thesis "Specification of unique neuronal sub-types by integration of positional and temporal cues" Dec 2010. He was first a postdoc here at LiU for a year and then from Jan 2012 a Postdoctoral Fellow at Pfizer Inc. in the Boston area, US. From February 2016 he has a new position as Sr. Medical Affairs Specialist - Neuromodulation at the company Medtronic in Minneapolis, US. For more info see https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-karlsson-26623b2

Anders Carlssona

presented his lic thesis Oct 2001. He has since then worked as Environmental Strategist at LiU, Research communicator at Environmental Technology and Management, LiU, Miljö och hållbarhetschef at AB Stångastaden and as Communicator at the Biogas Research Centre, LiU. He will now start a position as Sustainability Manager at Kolmården Animal Park. You can read more about this (in Swedish) at http://www.liu.se/liu-nytt/arkiv/mn/1.670855?l=sv For more info on Anders Carlsson you can visit his LinkedIn home page https://se.linkedin.com/in/anderscarlsson2

Swedish Bioinformatics Workshop 2016

Linköping will host this 2016. We are a group of 6-8 PhD students and senior scientists, but the group would benefit from some more interested people. (The work is limited since we can reuse previous year’s efforts.) We are therefore sending this invitation to persons with an interest in bioinformatics. The more people that are helping, the better workshop. We have so far had a first planning meeting and will meet over lunch at Universitetsklubben on Wednesday 17/2. If interested send an e-mail to mika.gustafsson@liu.se

WCMM Seminar

The uses, causes and consequences of non-genetic heterogeneity at multiple scales
Lucas Carey, Group Leader, Single Cell Behavior lab, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
February 22th, 2016, Time: 12:15
Place: Linden, entrance 65, level 9, Campus US
For all WCMM seminar see http://www.liu.se/wcmm/seminars?l=en

Per Aspenbergp

gave during the Forum Scientium summer conference a most appreciated presentation about, among other interesting things, the importance of questioning myths, no matter how well established they are. In an article in Svenska Dagbladet he now comments on why the critical examination of research failed in the well-known story of Paolo Macchiarini at KI, see http://www.svd.se/varumarken-har-blivit-viktigare-an-vetenskap

Forum Scientium Seminar February 17, 2016

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is lecture hall Eken, Campus US.
The presenters are:

Christopher Aronsson, Malin Hammerman, Bela Nagy, Cecilia Jönsson

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

Susanna Lönnqvist s

will present her thesis "Applications of human skin in vitro"
Friday 29 January starting at 13:00 in lecture hall Berzelius, Campus US
All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:881379

Hirak Patrah

has received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in Cambridge, UK. The title of the Marie Curie application was "Theranostic molecular zipper based switchable nanomedicine for overcoming drug resistance". Hirak was earlier a Transformer within Forum Scientium. His Marie Curie application received a very high score (97%) and if anyone would like to get support in writing a Marie Curie application he is willing to help. For more info on the Marie Curie Grant see http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/if/index_en.htm

Basic Management of Research Projects - mandatory Forum course

The single course you will have most use for during your time as a PhD student, and therefore the only course mandatory for all Forum Scientium members. (I will check this at the follow-up meetings this spring.)
For spring 2016 the course seminars will be held Wednesdays 23 March, 30 March and 6 April (full days).
The persons who have participated in this course have been very satisfied with it. It has therefore been mandatory for Forum members during many many years.
More info https://doktorandportalen.iei.liu.se/user/course/248/
Register as soon as possible to Lena Sjöholm lena.sjoholm@liu.se (The number of participants is limited to 20, of which Forum has appr 7)

Coagulation and Haemostasis, 1,5 hp

The course will be given at the Medical Faculty, Linköping University, during week 10, i.e. 7-11/3 2016
Last day for application is 1 February 2016. It is also OK to participate in individual lectures.
More info at https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/coagulation.pdf

Rikard Oweniusr

presented his PhD thesis in 2001. He has since then made a postdoc in Denver, Colorado, worked as a Senior Imaging Scientist and Technology Leader at GE Healthcare, Uppsala, and since January 2016 works as an Investigator within the Dep for Medical Devices at the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) in Uppsala.

Forum Scientium Seminar January 20, 2016

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is lecture hall Eken, Campus US.
The presenters are:

Amélie Wallenhammar, Angelika Holm, Magnus Bernhardsson, Niclas Björn

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

Martin Johnsson Martin

will present his thesis "Genomics of chicken domestication and feralisation"
Friday 18 November starting at 10:15 in lecture hall Planck, Campus Valla
All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A865193&dswid=3731

"Introduction to Bioinformatics using NGS data"

National course open for PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees in need of bioinformatics skills within all Swedish universities. Application open: January 7 - February 29. Responsible teacher: Manfred Grabherr.
Workshop fee: 1800 SEK will be invoiced to accepted participants (includes the study material, coffee, lunches and course dinner).
Workshop content: In collaboration with BILS, SciLIfeLab will organize the course Introduction to Bioinformatics using NGS data. The course will provide an entry-level introduction to a wide range of analytical techniques for massively parallel sequencing, including basic linux commands. We will pair lectures on the theory of analysis algorithms with practical computational exercises demonstrating the use of common tools for analyzing data from each of several common sequencing study designs.
Read more at: https://www.scilifelab.se/events/ngsdatavt16linkoping/

Healthcare company governed academic meeting

Per Aspenberg, professor of orthopaedics, thought he was invited to an academic meeting with the world’s most prominent osteoporosis researchers. After arriving at the luxury hotel in Geneva, he found out that an American company was behind it all. http://www.liu.se/liu-nytt/arkiv/reportage/usa-foretag-styrde-forskarmote?l=en

Forum Scientium Seminar December 16, 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is lecture hall Linden, Campus US.

The presenters are: Peter Eriksson, Sofie Sundberg, Jesper Fogelholm and Anna Svedberg

Abstract
List of FS seminars

Spider silk-the mechanism of silk biogenesis and recombinant purification of a functional amyloid material

Anna Rising SLU/Karolinska Institutet, 1 Dec 10.15-12 in BL33

Nobel Prize Presentations

This year’s Nobel Prizes in Science will be presented:
2 Dec, Physics, Ferenc Tasnadi, IFM
8 Dec, Medicine, Pia Forsberg, IKE
9 Dec, Chemistry, Anki Brorsson, IFM
in the Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla, between 12:15 - 13:00
See also https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/nobel2015.pdf

Date and place for Forums monthly meetings during 2016

can now be found at FS Seminars

Guest researcher seminar

23 November 12.15 in Odèn
Uwe Pieles from University of Basel, guest researcher with Nalle will present his ongoing research on nanoparticles in life science applications and share a summary of results from his months here at IFM-Chemistry.

Leif Johansson Leif

will present his thesis " Asymmetric Oligothiophenes: Chemical Evolution of Multimodal Amyloid Ligands"
Friday 20 November starting at 10:15 in seminar room Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla
All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:865189

Johan Paulsson Johan

defended his thesis "Proislet amyloid polypeptide (proIAPP) : impaired processing is an important factor in early amyloidogenesis in type 2 diabetes", November 24, 2006
Learn what Johan works with at Novo Nordisk and how he started his career. http://video.novonordisk.com/video/12315420/meet-johan-principal-scientist-at-novo
More info at https://se.linkedin.com/in/johan-paulsson-03454a6

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Course given in Swedish. Linköping den 16-18 mars 2016. Plats: Quality Hotel Ekoxen, Klostergatan 68, Linköping. Kursavgift: 2000 kronor. (Använd ryggsäcken.) Sista anmälningsdag: 2/3 2016. More info at https://www.liu.se/medfak/forumostergotland/kurser-utbildning/ovriga-kurser/gcp-3-dagars?l=sv

Forum Scientium Seminar November 18, 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is Planck, (IFM, Campus Valla).
The presenters are
Amanda Jonsson, Theresia Arbring Sjöström, Katarina Bengtsson, Mohammad Atikuzzaman

Abstracts
List of FS seminars

Workshop Science Writing and Publishing with Impact

5 November 2015
This is the same workshop as we gave autumn 2013. It was very appreciated at that time. Course leader is Dan Csontos from Elevate Scientific. It is intended for both experienced researchers and for PhD students.
We recommend that eg a group leader attend the work shop together with postdocs and PhD students.
For more info see https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/sciencewriting.pdf
Deadline 16 October. Registration to stekl@ifm.liu.se
After the work shop it is possible to continue your work with a specific manuscript. For more info see http://elevatescientific.com/

Karin Magnusson Karin Magnusson

will present her thesis "Poly-and oligothiophenes: Optical probes for multimodal fluorescent assessment of biological processes"
Friday 6 November starting at 10:15 in seminar room Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla
All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A859490&dswid=1493

Henrik Toss Henrik Toss

will present his thesis "Operating Organic Electronics via Aqueous Electric Double Layers"
Monday 9 November starting at 14:00 in seminar room K3, Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping
All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A859490&dswid=1493

Nobel Prize Presentations 2015

This years Nobel Prizes in Science will be presented:
2 Dec, Physics, Ferenc Tasnadi, IFM
8 Dec, Medicine, Pia Forsberg, IKE
9 Dec, Chemistry, Anki Brorsson, IFM
in Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla, between 12:15 - 13:00

Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice, 7.5hp

Forum members (both PhD students and supervisors) that have followed this course have found it very rewarding. The course will start in December 2015 and end in February, 2016.
Application to Lena Sjöholm at IEI, lena.sjoholm@liu.se, as soon as possible.
More info https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/etp201516.pdf
OBS! The course takes 20 PhD students and is mostly oversubscribed and therefore could only the first 20 applying for the course be guaranteed a place!

CeNano Symposium 2015

8:30-12, 13 November 2015, Lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla.
PhD students currently supported by CeNano will present their work. Invited speaker is Dr Ramunas Valiokas, Dept of Nanoengineering, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, who will give a talk entitled "Bubbles and drops in nanocups and other funs of nonoengineering". More info on CeNano at https://www.ifm.liu.se/applphys/cenano///

Åsa Jufvas Åsa Jufvas

has received a new position. She will work at the biology unit at NFC as a serious crime investigator (starting with a 2 year education). She will finalize her PhD during spring 2016.

The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program at Stanford

This is the scholarship that Forum member Onur Parlak received last year. Last day for application is 15 November 2015.
https://www.wallenberg.com/kaw/wallenberg-foundation-postdoctoral-scholarship-program-stanford

Additive manufacturing: physics and chemistry

A graduate course in the physics and chemistry behind 3D-printing will be offered starting January 21st, 2016.  It will involve both theoretical and practical (hands-on) work including a project.  More information can be found at the following link (which requires login with your LiU-ID): https://sharepoint.liu.se/sites/surfphys/transeps/AddManuf/. Contact Nate Robinson (nathaniel.d.robinson@liu.se) for more information or to register.

Exploring the Human Protein Atlas - A practical workshop

This 1-day practical workshop will give you knowledge on why and how to use the Human Protein Atlas database.
DATE: 27 November 2015
LOCATION: Tomtebodavägen 23A, SciLifeLab, Stockholm
Last day to register: 6 November
More info at http://www.proteinatlas.org/learn/events

Introduction to Academic Writing

For "beginners" or those who feel a little weak in English writing.
This course will start January 2016. For registration send an e-mail to lena.sjoholm@liu.se
https://doktorandportalen.iei.liu.se/user/course/236/

Academic Writing in English, 7,5 hp

You have been a PhD student for a while and have an on-going manuscript that can be used to work with during the course.
This course will be given Sep 2016 next time and is not open for registration yet.
https://doktorandportalen.iei.liu.se/user/course/219/

Group picture of good quality from Summer Conference Vårdnäs 2015

https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/vardnas2015.jpg

Basic Management of Research Projects - mandatory Forum course

The single course you will have most use for during your time as a PhD student, and therefore the only course mandatory for all Forum Scientium members. (I will check this at the follow-up meetings this autumn.)
For autumn 2015 the course seminars will be held Tuesdays 10, 17 and 24 Nov (full days).
The persons who have participated in this course have been very satisfied with it. It has therefore been mandatory for Forum members during many many years.
More info https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/INFO-ToGetStarted2015nov.pdf
and at https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/CoursePlanToGetStarted.pdf
Register as soon as possible to Lena Sjöholm lena.sjoholm@liu.se (The number of participants is limited to 20, of which Forum has appr 7.)

Graduate course of Photoelectron Spectroscopy and its applications: an introduction (6 hp)

Within few weeks we would like to start this course. It will be suitable for participants with a possibility to use photoelectron spectroscopy in their research work, also with a general interest in photoelectron spectroscopy. The course will have lots of practical learning of our photoelectron system for each student. If you are interested in attending the course, please email me by the end of Oct. Course responsible: Dr Xianjie Liu, IFM Surface Physics and Chemistry. For more info see https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/pes.pdf

World Congress on Biosensors

Gothenburg 25-27 May 2016
Abstract submission deadline of 13 November 2015
http://www.biosensors-congress.elsevier.com/

Scilifelab

Check http://www.scilifelab.se/ for info on high quality Courses & workshops, SciLifeLab events, Postdoc positions and much more.

“Challenges” - LiU40years Anniversary symposia with Prof Mathias Uhlén, Prof Stefan Thor and Prof Jari Kinaret

Preliminary programme

Wednesday 21 October

Lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla

13:15 – 14:30 Challenges for Life Science and Life Science Technologies Prof Mathias Uhlén, KTH, Stockholm

14:30 – 14:45 Challenges for the new Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine: a new initiative in Swedish Life Sciences Prof Stefan Thor, LiU, Linköping

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee

15:15 – 16:30 Challenges for Graphene in Future Technologies Prof Jari Kinaret, CTH, Gothenburg 

More info and updated programme at https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/uhlenthorkinaret.pdf

Forum Scientium Seminar September 23, 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is K3 in Kåkenhus (Campus Norrköping).
The presenters are
Lía Fernández del Río, Andrey Höglund, Erika Zeglio, Kjersti Claesson

Abstracts
List of FS seminars

Basic Management of Research Projects

The single course you will have most use for during your time as a PhD student, and therefore the only course mandatory for all Forum Scientium members. (I will check this at the follow-up meetings this autumn.)
For autumn 2015 the course seminars will be held Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 Nov and/or 1 Dec (full days).
The persons who have participated in this course have been very satisfied with it. It has therefore been mandatory for Forum members during many many years.
More info https://doktorandportalen.iei.liu.se/user/course/235/ (the course is normally given in English)
Register as soon as possible to Lena Sjöholm lena.sjoholm@liu.se (The number of participants is limited to 20, of which Forum has appr 7.)

Fredrik Agholme

has a new position as Manager for Investigator initiated studies (IIS) at DENTSPLY IH in Gothenburg. Before that he worked during appr three years at SECTRA AB, Linköping, as Medical Adviser on Osteoporosis, and before that he was a so called Transformer. Dentsply IH is specialized on dental implants, especially in titanium. It is a continuation of the former company Astra Tech HealthCare. See more at http://www.dentsplyimplants.se/
There is also a possibility to apply for research at http://www.dentsplyimplants.com/Science/Clinical-research/Investigator-initiated-studies

EMBL, PhD positions and more

The yearly announcement for PhD positions at EMBL around Europe is now open with a deadline 19 October, http://www.embl.de/training/eipp/index.html
This is an opportunity that it is proposed that we inform relevant diploma workers and students.
Do also check the courses offered. They are of very high quality and normally free of charge. http://www.embl.de/training/events/index.php
Check also the job offers for post-doc positions. http://www.embl.de/

What happens at CERN after the discovery of Higgs?

Thursday 24 Sep, in Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla
15:15 to 16:30 What happens at CERN after the discovery of the Higgs?, Prof. David Milstead, Stockholm University
18:00 to 18:30 Discoveries at CERN, yesterday, today and tomorrow, Prof. Barbro Åsman, Stockholm University
18:35 to 19:05 Inventions at CERN, Richard Brenner

Summer Conference Group Picture

https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/summer.jpg

Fredrik Bäcklund Fredrik

will present his thesis "Preparation and Application of Functionalized Protein Fibrils"

Friday 11 September starting at 10:15 in lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla

Opponent: Dr Lendel, Christofer, Tillämpad fysikalisk kemi, Kungl. Tekniska Högskolan, KTH, Stockholm

All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:850858

LiU40years Anniversary symposia with Nobel Laurate Prof Hiroshi Amano

Monday 21 September

Programme:

10:15 Popular Science presentation in Lecture Hall C4 in the C-building, Campus Valla. (Audience will be undergraduate students, teachers, the general public, PhD students, researchers, .....
https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/profamanopopular.pdf

13:40 - 16:45 Scientific Symposia in Lecture Hall Planck in the Physics Building, Campus Valla
https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/profamanosymposium.pdf

A new course on Organic Electronics for PhD students

and others with an interest in that. The level of the course will be relatively advanced, so it combines naturally with the Organic Electronics course given in Norrköping, although the latter is not at all a prerequisite. More info is attached. Last day for registration was September 1st, but make a try and send an e-mail to course responsible Martijn Kemerink.

Onur Parlak Onur

will present his thesis "Interfacing nanomaterials for bioelectronic applications"

Monday 7 September starting at 13:15 in lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla

Opponent: Dr Merkoçi, Arben, Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Barcelona, Spain

All info at http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:850438

Practical Electrochemistry

Designed as a set of problem solving sessions and lab exercises for PhD students and other users of electrochemical methods. The course information is in the attachment.

The deadline for registration is 20th of September. Course responsible Mikhail Vagin.

Populärvetenskaplig framställning, 3 hp

This is a very much recommended course. It is so far only given in Swedish. You will find info on it at http://www.lith.liu.se/forskarutbildning/doktorandkurser/popvet?l=sv

Registration should be made at http://www.lith.liu.se/forskarutbildning/doktorandkurser/popvet/anmalan-ht15?l=sv

Course start 28 September.

Thank you all for a very stimulating summer conference!

I would like to start be thanking the persons that made the summer conference a very stimulating event, the responsible PhD students Meenu Rohini Rajan and Jacob Kuruvilla, the reassurance team Anette and Charlotte, the LiU speakers (see below), the jury (more info on the poster competition later), our Former member Joel Hedlund (see below), and most important, all the participators!

Some links to the speakers:

Per Jensen: https://www.ifm.liu.se/biology/zoology/avian/staff/jensen/

Tomas Lindahl: http://platelets.se/ and https://www.hu.liu.se/ike/forskning/klinisk-kemi/lindahl-tomas?l=en&sc=true

Per Hammarström: https://www.liu.se/forskning/hammarstromlab?l=en
One publication discussed during his lecture: https://www.liu.se/forskning/forskningsnyheter/1.645296?l=en

Per Aspenberg: http://www.peraspenberg.com/ and https://www.hu.liu.se/ike/forskning/ortopedi/per-aspenberg?l=en
One publication discussed during his lecture: "Osteoporosis: the emperor has no clothes" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25809279
Video presented during his lecture: http://www.peraspenberg.com/videos/too-much-medicine/

Joel Hedlund: http://neic.nordforsk.org/about/team
Lecture notes: http://www.liu.se/forskning/scientium/phdsupport/1.646892/Joel-Hedlund-Forum-Scientium-summer-conference-2015.pdf

We also had a very interesting and challenging presentation by the well known stress researcher Clas Malmström, see more at http://clasmalmstrom.se/ (in Swedish)

Abeni Wickham Abeni

will present her thesis "Multifunctional Biomimetic Scaffolds Tailored for Cardiac Regeneration"

Friday 28 August starting at 09:15 in lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla

Opponent: professor Carsten Werner, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

20 million for research on effective emergency response operations Calle

Researchers at CARER, Linköping University, where Former Forum Scientium member Carl-Oskar Jonson is active, has received a five-year grant of 20 million by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to build a new research environment. http://www.liu.se/liu-nytt/arkiv/nyhetsarkiv/1.639293?l=sv

Sara Nilsson Sara

will present her thesis "Electrodes and Electrokinetic Systems for Biotechnological Applications"
Tuesday 7 July starting at 10:15 in lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla
Opponent: professor Bengt Danielsson, Lund University
See also http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A821491&dswid=2951

Björn Kronander Björn

has ended his PhD studies and moved to AstraZeneca in Södertälje. He will be working as a process engineer at the AstraZeneca manufacturing site in Södertälje in the division responsible for launching new pills and tablets. My role will be to support the production as a process technology expert. This site has 35% of the total AstraZeneca production and recently it was decided that the future production of the company’s biologic pharmaceuticals also will be based here.”

14TH SWEDISH BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOP

STOCKHOLM 24TH - 25TH OF SEPTEMBER
Deadline registration 20 August. More info http://sbw2015.se/

Östgöta Gille i Stockholm utlyser Doktorandstipendier 2015

Sista ansökningsdag är den 14 september 2015
Mer info https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/ostgota.pdf

Ytterligare en Innovationsrådgivare inom Life Science. Placering i Linköping

InnovationskontorEtt vid Linköpings universitet söker en innovationsrådgivare inom Life Science. Kontakta Gio Fornell för mer info eller Maria Schwartz (Österlund) som också arbetar på InnovationskontorEtt. Mer info finns på
http://www.innovationskontorett.se/2015/06/vi-soker-en-innovationsradgivare/less

Important dates

Add the following meetings to your calendar
Forum seminars from 15:00 to 17:00 (normally)
26-28 Aug, Summer conference at Vårdnäs
23 Sep, K3, Norrköping
21 Oct, Obs! from 13:15 - 14:45, Planck, Valla (Uhlén, Thor and Kinaret)
18 Nov, Planck, Valla
16 Dec, Linden, US
2016, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 16 Mar, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June

Daniel Kanmert Daniel K

has a new job as Scientist at Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., http://www.proteostasis.com/

Janosch Hennig Janosch

defended his thesis here in prof Sunnerhagens group 2009. He has since then been doing research at the Institute of Structural Biology, Helmholtz center, TUM, Munich, Germany https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/stb/research/groups/research-group-sattler/group/staff/ma/2052/index.html.
He recently had a Nature publication accepted http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/news/press-releases/2014/press-release/article/25022/index.html
From August 2015 a very prestigious position as an EMBL group leader in Heidelberg http://www.embl.de/research/units/scb/hennig/index.html (Yes, Forum Scientium visited it last year)
He will also be an Emmy-Noether group leader from August 2015 giving more funding.

Linda Rattfält Linda

has a new position as postdoc with prof Tino Ebbers research group. Tino Ebbers is a former Scientium member and defended his thesis 23 maj 2001. His research group performs research in cardiovascular imaging, with focus on the assessment of mechanics of fluids and materials. http://www.imh.liu.se/kardiovaskular-medicin/staff/tino-ebbers?l=en

Amanda Jonsson Amanda

has published recently an article in Science Advances with the title "Therapy using implanted organic bioelectronics". http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/4/e1500039
The publication has been given a lot of attention, eg in Ny Teknik http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/bioteknik_lakemedel/medicin_teknik/article3906860.ece

Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen

announce scholarships for Master, PhD, and postdoc studies in US and Canada. Deadline 15 September 2015. More info at www.sweamfo.se

PhD course on Coagulation

Week 10, 2016, Sofia Ramström and Tomas Lindahl will give a course on the basics on coagulation.
It will give a foundation for all who need to know how haemostasis works for their work. The goal is to start each pass without assuming any prior knowledge, so that it could be interesting for people whose materials or devices are likely to end up in a human body, and then do know what can happen and why ...
If there are any special interests, it is possible to add them!
The course can be of value to those interested in biomaterials and biocompatibility as well.
Very preliminary programme can be found at https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/forum/coagprel.pdf
Please send your comments and suggestions to sofia.ramstrom@liu.se

Forum Scientium Seminar June 3, 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is Nobel BL32, IFM.
The presenters are

Anna Zimdahl Kahlin, Alejandro Vicente Carrillo, Alina Sekretaryova, Andreas Skallberg

List of FS seminars

Forum Scientium Seminar May 6, 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is Linden (US)
The presenters are

Robert Pilstål, Angelika Holm, Fredrik Bäcklund, Nadia Ajjan

List of FS seminars

Alexandra Ahlner Alexandra Ahlner

will present her thesis "Improved methods for characterization of protein dynamics by NMR spectroscopy and biophysical studies of the EphB2 kinase domain" Friday 22 May starting at 09:00 in lecture hall Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla
Opponent: professor Lena Mähler, Stockholms universitet
See also http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117076

Amélie Wallenhammar Amelie Wallenhammar

is a new member of Forum Scientium. She has a MSc in Chemical Biology from LiU and will make her project within the division IFM Molecular Biotechnology with Maria Sunnerhagen as main supervisor. Her research project is "Ubiquitination and cancer - a structural and functional approach to analyze the proteins TRIM21 and c-myc and their molecular involvement in disease."

Jesper Fogelholm Jesper Fogelholm

is a new member of Forum Scientium. He has a MSc in Molecular Genetics and Physiology from LiU and will make his project within the division IFM Zoology with Dominic Wright as main supervisor. His aim is to "Find the causative gene/mutation for the growth1 QTL, which affects the bodyweight in chickens. Finding the gene that regulates colour in feathers, and finally further investigating a previously discovered heart QTL."

Lía Fernández del Río Lia-Fernandez

is a new member of Forum Scientium. She has a MSc in Physics from LiU and will make her project within the division IFM Applied Optics with Kenneth Järrendahl as main supervisor. Her aim is to "To understand the optical behavior of natural chiral nanostructures. In order to do that I analyse the optical properties and structural characteristics of Scarab beetles with high degree of polarization. The goal of this project is to mimic the actual nanostructures synthesizing chitin structures."

Forum Scientium Seminar April 8 , 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is Planck (IFM)
The presenters are
Camilla Sandén, Anders Elfwing, Amanda Nordigården, Anna Södergren

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

"Lab-on-a-Chip devices for long-term cell culture and anticancer drug activity evaluation"

7th May, 15.30, Lecture hall Eken, Campus US
Prof. Zbigniew Brzózka. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, and Editor of "Sensors & Actuators B"

Robert Pilstål Robert Pilstål

is a new member of Forum Scientium. He has a MSc in Chemical Biology from LiU and will make his project within the division IFM Bioinformatics with Björn Wallner as main supervisor. His aim is to "Development/Application of methods to model dynamic protein complexes, and tools to extract guiding data from experiments and other resources including, but not limited to, sequence databases."

Andrey Höglund Andrey Höglund

is a new member of Forum Scientium. He has a MSc from LiU and will make his project within the division IFM Biology with Dominic Wright as main supervisor. His aim is to "Analysis of differential DNA methylation patterns in different breeds of chickens and identification of genotypic polymorphisms associated with hyperlhypo DNA methylation. Methods applied are next generation sequencing and computational statistic analysis."

Anna Svedberg Anna Svedberg

is a new member of Forum Scientium. She has a MSc in Engineering Biology from LiU and will make her project within the division IKE Drug Research with Henrik Gréen as main supervisor. Her aim is to "to work towards individualized chemotherapy treatment in (non-small cell) lung cancer. Focus is to find predictive biomarkers associated with adverse drug reactions."

Niklas Björn Niklas Björn

is a new member of Forum Scientium. He has a MSc in Engineering Biology from LiU and will make his project within the division IKE Drug Research with Henrik Gréen as main supervisor. His aim is to "Linking patient's constitutional genotypes to the inter-individual variation in response and adverse drug reactions for chemotherapy against lung, breast and ovarian cancer."

LiU prof busts medical myths

”By questioning these types of myths, you challenge people’s desire for meaning in their existence,” says Prof Aspenberg, whose animated video ”Myth busting in medicine” was recently published in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).
http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h1237

KVA 275 years anniversary in Linköping 22-23 April 2015

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) arranges a scientific meeting commemorating the 275 year anniversary. The title of the meeting is "Communication and visualisation technology serving humans". More info and schedule will be found at http://www.kva.se/sv/Kalendariumlista/20151/the-digital-body-in-a-digital-worldbricommunication-and-visualisation-technology-serving-humansi/

Forum Scientium Seminar March 11, 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is Linden (Campus US)
The presenters are
Maria Jonson, Parmis Sepanloo, Per Erlandsson, Ankit Macwan

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

Basic Management of Research Projects, 1,5 hp

Mandatory for all Forum Scientium members. (I will check this at the follow-up meetings this spring.)
For spring 2014 the course seminars will be held Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 and 31 March (full days).
The persons who have participated in this course have been very satisfied with it. It has therefore been mandatory for Forum members during many many years.
More info https://doktorandportalen.iei.liu.se/user/course/223/
Register as soon as possible to Lena Sjöholm lena.sjoholm@liu.se (The number of participants is limited to 20, of which Forum has appr 7.)

Intellectual Property as a Business Tool

Join an interesting course and get the basics on Patents and other IPR. Learn how to extract the exact protection, how money are made based on IPR and how to perform searches in patent databases. Please note that the patent databases contains vital and and sometimes even crucial information for your research as such! Open for every researcher at LiU!
The dates are Wednesdays 25/3, 15/4, 22/4, 29/4, 6/5, 13/5 at 8:30 – 12:00
More info and registration at: https://doktorandportalen.iei.liu.se/user/course/208/

Introductory course in Scanning Probe Microscopy

In March we will start the introductory course in scanning probe microscopy. The course is directed towards PhD students and others that want a theoretical and practical introduction to scanning probe microscopy techniques. It gives a better understanding of what you see, and why, when you measure with AFM/STM, as well as insights in more advanced SPM techniques. This year the course will be given by Per Sandström and Martijn Kemerink.
The course will start in the first half of March. The course is expected to be finished around the end of April.
Organization: The course will consist of 4 * 2 h lectures and 1 * 4 h lab and gives 3 hp credits
Registration : Those interested in participating should contact Per Sandström by e-mail before 2015-03-06, persa@ifm.liu.se

HURS 2015

The PhD organisation at the faculty of medicine (Domfil) annually arranges a research symposium that this year will be held on Friday March 13th at the Health University in Linköping. It is a full day for university employees where internationally leading researchers will be highlighted and present their research. This year we will be joined by Marcus Heilig, Stefan Stenfelt, Gerhard Andersson, Anders Fridberger, Stig Linder and Stefan Thor. At the end of the day, famous psychologist Alexander Rozental will give a talk about the psychology of procrastination. You are all very welcome to join us for the presentations, no registration is needed. Please follow this link, http://domfil.se/?page_id=1377 to see the official program and details about the presenters. We look forward to see you at HURS 2015!
Obs! The famous psychologist Alexander Rozental that will give a talk about the psychology of procrastination is the same person as we had during our summer conference.

Nordic physics days

will be held in Trondheim June 9-12. Submit an abstract until March 20th.
More info: http://www.ntnu.edu/physics/npd2015

SciLifeLab Outreach Day at Linköping, March 19th.

Please note that you need to register latest March 16th to get the free lunch snack. Also, participation in the afternoon platform workshops in Chemical Biology and Functional Genomics is limited to 15 participants on a first come first served basis. So check out this link: http://www.scilifelab.se/events/scilifelab-outreach-day-linkoping/

Gränges Technology is looking for a Corrosion Manager in Finspång

http://www.granges.com/career/vacancies/corrosion-manager/

For supervisors

På fredag den 6/3 kl. 11:00-11:45 är ni välkomna på en föreläsning om forskningsansökan och identitet. Prisma och ORCID diskuteras. Databasen Research professional visas också. Platsen är Vallabiblioteket och talare är David Lawrence och Tove Kvarnström (Grants Office). Se mer här. http://www.bibl.liu.se/evenemang/tre-kvart-pa-bibblan?l=sv
Kolla också in våra nya sidor om sociala medier och nätverk om du missat det!
http://www.bibl.liu.se/publicera-och-sprida/sociala-medier?l=sv.

"Soft-matter and self-assembly"

during the spring-semester 2015. The exact date the course will start is not settled yet, but a likely time is in March.  I would, however, first like to estimate the number of interested students and their background. The topic will be soft matter and self-assembly. We will discuss how organic molecules/polymers assemble into larger structures and how one can understand the forces holding the resulting structures together. I will decide the detailed content of the course when I know the background of the students interested in taking the course. If you are interested in the course, please reply to me nicso@ifm.liu.se

Fängslande forskning på femton minuter

Välkommen till en populärvetenskaplig serie med femtonminuters-föreläsningar av doktorander och nydisputerade forskare vid Linköpings universitet. Fängslande föreläsningar som ger nya insikter, visar på möjligheter och kanske också förändrar din världsbild. 22 april och
25 mars Proteinet TPMT – sabotör i dina celler eller missförstådd hjälte? Annica Blissing, Biokemi, IFM
25 mars Självbyggande material med naturens byggstenar Christopher Aronsson, Molekylär fysik, IFM
http://www.bibl.liu.se/evenemang/fangslande-forskning-pa-femton-minuter?l=sv

Forskning i Framkant

ett samarbete mellan Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping och Hälsouniversitetet
http://www.hu.liu.se/forskning-i-framkant?l=sv

Life Science Seminars

Researchers both from Linköping University and from other universities in Sweden present their research to other researchers. The aim is to contribute to a better network within Life Science. The time for the Life Science seminars is 15:30-16:30 in Thursdays (all presentations are given in English). Unless otherwise indicated, the lecture is in the "Eken" lecture room (US-campus, close to Entrance 65)
http://www.liu.se/forskning/lifescience/life-science-seminars?l=en

PhD courses at HU

Do not forget to register for PhD courses for autumn 2015. If there are seats available also PhD students from LiTH can normally follow. http://www.hu.liu.se/forskarutbildning/forskarutbildningskurser?l=sv

For LiTH

Do not forget to register for the mandatory courses:
1. Research Ethics, 2 ECTS (the course is mandatory for both licentiate and PhD degree)
2. Methodology of Science and Technology, 4 ECTS (the course is mandatory for both licentiate and PhD degree)
3. a course in teaching in higher education of at least 3 hp (the course is mandatory for all PhD students that have teaching duties.)
http://www.lith.liu.se/forskarutbildning/doktorandkurser?l=en&sc=true

Crosscheck of dissertations

If you would like to check that the intropart of your thesis does not by mistake include any plagiarism you can contact David Lawrence at the library. He will together with the supervisor and the PhD student make an analysis.

Innovationsrådgivare inom Life Science. Placering i Linköping

InnovationskontorEtt vid Linköpings universitet söker en innovationsrådgivare inom Life Science. Kontakta Gio Fornell för mer info eller Maria Schwartz (Österlund) som också arbetar på InnovationskontorEtt. Mer info finns på http://www.innovationskontorett.se/2015/01/vi-soker-en-innovationsradgivare-inom-life-science/

Forum Forum

an event open for all interested
Arranged by Forum Scientium in collaboration with the Junior Faculty
The 11th of February 2015, 15:15 ~ 18:30
Lecture hall Planck, The Physics Building, Campus Valla

Forum Forum is an informal get-together event where ideas about future collaboration projects can be born. By talking to Ph.D. students and junior/senior researchers, and by listening to the visions of other research groups, we (Forum Scientium and Junior Faculty) hope that the attendants will find inspiration and opportunities to start up joint multidisciplinary research projects. Previous Forum Forum sessions have led to successful collaborations.

A range of speakers will present their research and the visions of their group shortly and present suggestions for possible projects for cross-disciplinary collaborations. This will be followed by round-table discussions in smaller groups.

More info at https://people.ifm.liu.se/stekl/forumforum2015x.pdf

Forum Scientium Seminar January 14, 2015

The time for the seminar is 15.00-17.00, and the place is K3 (Norrköping)
The presenters are
Susanna Lönnqvist, Jacob Kuruvilla, Martin Johnsson, Emina Vorkapic

Abstracts

List of FS seminars

 

 

 

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