LST-Day 2017


Date and time: August 31, 2017, 10:00–16:30
Location: Ångdomen within the main KTH Library building, Osquars backe 31
Language: English
RSVP: Registration is closed.
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 here.

11:15–12:00 | 3 x 15 min presentations:

  • Volkan Özenci, Karolinska University Hospital, Division of Clinical Microbiology (Visit Özenci's profile page).
  • 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 here.

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 here.

16:30–16:35 | Closing

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