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Science Today – a science night about the brain

On April 8, the Nobel Prize Museum, KTH, KI, and SU invites you to join Science Today, an evening devoted to research about the brain. The event is an opportunity to learn about current research and enjoy talks, discussions, and music to stimulate the brain.

Time: Fri 2022-04-08 18.00

Location: Nobel Prize Museum, Stortorget 2, Stockholm

Language: English

Lecturer: KTH, SU, KI, 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. It allows doctoral students, researchers, and other enthusiasts or like-minded people interested in scientific research to meet and discuss. This first occasion will dig deeper into the world of one of the human body's largest and most complex organs – the brain!

The programme consists of discussions, talks, and research presentations by doctoral students from KTH, SU, and KI. The evening will be 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 the brain.

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The number of seats is limited. Tickets can be purchased via the Nobel Prize Museum.

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Programme

18:00 Talk and presentations

18:45 Discussions

19:00 Networking mingle with DJ

The museum exhibitions are open before and after the event.

Speakers

Dimitrios Voulgaris  (KTH), Doctoral Student in Micro and Nanosystems
“In my PhD I am generating astrocytes from stem cells, I am going to describe the importance of this specific brain cell type, why it is important, why everyone’s knows about neurons and not so much about astrocytes.“

Maria Lalouni (KI), lic. psychologist, Postdoc, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
“I work as a postdoc in the Pain Neuroimaging lab. My main research interests are mechanisms of
emergence, maintenance, and release of symptoms and how such mechanisms can be used to improve
psychological treatments and preventative efforts. I’m particularly interested in the parent-child
interaction, pain mechanisms, and exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy.

Andreas Giannisis (SU), MSc, Ph.D. student, Translational Neurodegeneration Group,
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
“I am a 4th year PhD student at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, at Stockholm
University. Throughout my PhD studies, my focus was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that link a
liver secreted cholesterol carrier, namely apolipoprotein E (apoE) with Alzheimer’s disease.“