Most welcome to the KTH Life Science Technology Day 2017. This year our event centers around the theme "Bacteria – Foe & Friend. Sign up today and we'll meet on August 31. Register for the event.
Date and time: August 31, 2017, 10:00–16:30
Location: Ångdomen within the main KTH Library building, Osquars backe 31
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Organizer: KTH Life Science Technology Platform
Theme: Bacteria – Foe & Friend
The theme includes e.g. technologies for meeting challenges associated with antibiotic resistance, ranging from societal level to treatment of infections, as well as technologies for using bacteria for the benefit of mankind.
The program has three invited speakers, two scholars and one entrepreneur. Prof. Jukka Corander will talk about mathematical models for the genomic variation in bacteria across natural populations. Many of the statistical methods that are used can be applied to analysis of complex data in other fields. Prof. Christopher Voigt from MIT will talk about his research, which combines engineering disciplines with life sciences in an highly unexpected way, such as computing with bacterium. Finally, Bryan Tracy is an entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of White Dog Lab. Their focus is on developing and commercializing novel technologies that use bacteria to address global challenges including food sustainability and climate change.
The above invited presentations will be intertwined with opportunities for gaining insight into ongoing KTH research related to the theme.
Program (continously updated)
09:00–10:00 | Registration and coffee
10:00–10:05 | Opening & welcome
Part 1: Bacteria as a Foe
10:05–10:20 | Erik Alm, The Public Health Agency of Sweden
10:20–11:15 | Jukka Corander, professor at University of Oslo and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. "How do bacterial populations actually evolve?". Read about professor Coranders work.
11:15–12:00 | 3 x 15 min presentations:
- Volkan Özenci, Karolinska University Hospital, Division of Clinical Microbiology (Visit Özenci's ).
- Sture Holmberg, KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment
- Helena Bysell, RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden
12:00–13:00 Lunch (Catering on location) + poster presentations
Part 2: Bacteria as a Friend
13:00–14:00 | Christopher Voigt, professor of Biological Engineering at MIT. "Computation In Living Cells". Read about professor Voights work.
14:00–15:00 | 4 x 15 min presentations
- My Hedhammar, KTH School of Biotechnology
- Henrik Aspeborg, KTH School of Biotechnology
- Staffan Strömberg, Infant Bacterial Therapeutics AB
- Paul Hudson, KTH School of Biotechnology
15:00–15:30 | Coffee
15:30–16:30 | Bryan Tracy, PhD, CEO White Dog Labs. "Clostridium – Harnessing Friend Over Foe To Advance a Sustainable Future". Read about White Dog Labs.
16:30–16:35 | Closing
For PhD students, the workshop can be extended to a, where registration, attendance, active poster participation and a short written report after the workshop render 1,0 ECTS credits.