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Science Today – genetics and gene technology

On 18 November, the Nobel Prize Museum, KTH, KI, and SU invites you to join Science Today, an evening devoted to research about genetics and the development of genetic engineering. The event is an opportunity to learn about current research and enjoy talks, discussions, and music to stimulate the brain. Welcome!

Time: Fri 2022-11-18 17.00 - 21.00

Location: Nobel Prize Museum, Stortorget 2, Stockholm

Language: English

Participating: KTH, KI, SU

Lab environment
Image: The Nobel Prize Museum

Science Today takes the temperature of science in 2022 by inviting doctoral students to present and discuss their ongoing research. The concept investigates the world of science and technology and allows researchers and those interested in scientific research to meet and discuss. On this occasion, we will now dive deeper into the world of genetics and the development of genetic engineering. 

Genetics has been awarded the Nobel Prize many times, from fundamental breakthroughs in the structure of DNA to the PCR method that made today's DNA tests possible. In recent years, the gene scissors CRISPR/Cas9 has attracted attention – a breakthrough for which Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 2020. Using the gene scissor, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants, and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on life sciences and new cancer therapies, and may be a way to realize the dream of curing hereditary diseases. 

The programme consists of discussions, talks, and research presentations by doctoral students from KTH, SU, and KI. The evening is curated by Olof Somell (Nobel Prize Museum), who will talk about the Nobel Foundation and well-known laureates that have received the Nobel Prize for discoveries related to space.

Buy tickets and get further event information (Nobel Prize Museums webpage)

Programme

17:00 DJ and mingle
18.00 Conversation on stage
18.45 Discussions
19.00 Networking mingle and DJ 

Before and after the conversation, you are welcome to visit the museum's exhibitions.

Speakers

The evening’s speakers are doctoral students or postdoctoral students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institute (KI), and Stockholm University (SU):

  • Solène Frapard,  doctoral student in Gene Technology, KTH
  • Blaz Oder, doctoral student in Clinical Genetics (KI)

  • Franziska Hildebrandt, doctoral student at the Department of Molecular Biosciences (SU)