Guest lectures and seminars

The Hans Prydz Lecture Series is a series of guest lectures open for all:

This lecture series of distinguished international speakers organized jointly by the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway is named after Hans Prydz.


Time and place: Oct. 19, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Lille Auditorium, Kristen Nygaards Hus

Dr. Eivind Valen, Group Leader at the Computational Biology Unit of the University of Bergen, will present the lecture "Searching for function in the dark matter of the genome."


Time and place: Oct. 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Lille auditorium A1.1004, Domus Odontologica

IOB hosts a mini-seminar on molecular changes in aging with two invited speakers from the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen.

Time and place: Oct. 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Blue Auditorium, Rikshospitalet

Welcome to the next Oslo University Hospital (OUH) Research Seminar: "Individualised Cancer Treatment"

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Time and place: Oct. 2, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room VIA, Forskingsparken

Michail Sitkovsky, Professor and Director of the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute at the Northeastern University College of Science, Boston, USA, will give a guest lecture titled, 'Anti-Hypoxia/HIF-1alpha and anti-A2A-Adenosinergic Co-adjuvants to enable the rejection of the most therapy-resistant tumors' 

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Time and place: Sep. 21, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Runde Auditorium, Domus Medica, Oslo

Dr. Christopher Yau, Reader in Computational Biology based in the Centre for Computational Biology at the University of Birmingham will give a lecture titled, "Probabilistic modelling approach for pseudotime estimation in single cells and populations."

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Time and place: Sep. 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Vilhelm Bjerknes hus, Blindern Campus

Lecture "A new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells" and panel discussion "Implications of Stem Cell Therapy for Patients and Society" with Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine.

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Time and place: Sep. 4, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, Helga Eng's Hus, Auditorium U35

'Exploring and exploiting the constraints of local signaling', by Professor John D. Scott

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Time and place: Aug. 31, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Room Via, Forskingsparken

Morten Schak Nielsen, of Copenhagen University, will give a lecture titled, 'Connexin 43 gap junctions at the nexus of cardiac activation'.

Time and place: June 22, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, TBA

Dr. Roderic Guigò, coordinating the Bioinformatics and Genomics program of the Centre de Regualció Genòmica in Barcelona will present a lecture on his current research.

Time and place: Apr. 27, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Forskningsparken (Oslo Science Park), HAGEN 3

Second in the Sven Furberg Seminar Series: Dr. Robin Andersson, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, will present the lecture, "Characterisation of regulatory activities and active chromatin architectures from transcription initiation events."

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Time and place: Mar. 24, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Hagen 3, Forskningsparken

Professor Steve Bova is a Professor and Group Leader at the Prostate Cancer Research Center, Institute of Biosciences and Medical Technology, BioMediTech, University of Tampere and Fimlab Laboratories, Tampere University Hospital in Finland.

He will give a talk titled, 'Leveraging the evolutionary history of metastatic prostate cancer'.

Time and place: Mar. 24, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM, Hagen 3, Forskingsparken, Gaustadaléen 21

Jaime Castro-Mondragòn is a PhD student in Bioinformatics. The title of his talk is, 'Identification of Transcription Factors related to mammalian promoters with distal functions'.

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Time and place: Mar. 16, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Domus Medica, room 2240

Dr. Harald Binder, Professor, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will present the lecture: 

"Two uses of stagewise regression: from landmarking in cancer patients to deep learning for SNPs".

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2016 2:30 PM - 4:45 PM, Room KINO, OsloSciencePark
Hesso Farhan
Time and place: Nov. 3, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room Via at OsloSciencePark

Hesso Farhan is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in Oslo. His group is interested in investigating the link between signal transduction and the endomembrane system. The group uses a combination of classical molecular cell biology techniques, system biology and mathematical modeling to understand the spatial-temporal regulation of signaling pathways and its role in the orchestrating fundamental cellular processes such as secretion, cell migration, polarity, and growth.

The title of the talk is: Organization of Cellular Signaling in Time and Space: Relevance for Growth and Migration of Cancer Cells.

Pia Abel zur Wiesch
Time and place: Sep. 2, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room VIA at OsloSciencePark

Pia Abel zur Wiesch at the Institute of Pharmacy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway is heading the Systems Pharmacology group that uses theoretical models in close collaboration with experimentalists and clinicians to explore how we could use both within-host and population-wide drug treatment strategies to minimize human morbidity and mortality. The group is focusing on bacterial population dynamics, specifically pathogen population dynamics of anti-infective therapy. Pia Abel zur Wiesch in addition holds a visiting professorship at Yale School of Public Health. The title of her talk is "How to design drug dosing strategies: at the interface of chemical kinetics and population biology".

Kirsi Ketola
Time and place: Aug. 9, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room VIA at OsloSciencePark

Ph.D. Kirsi Ketola has trained in systems biology and medical biotechnology as well as in biochemistry and drug discovery. The title of her talk is 'Tumour cell plasticity and cancer stem cell - neuroendocrine transdifferentiation as a resistance mechanism and therapeutic target in advanced prostate cancer'.

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Time and place: June 20, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room VIA at OsloSciencePark

Trude H. Flo is heading a research group on host-pathogen interactions in mycobacterial and HIV infection. The title of her talk is “'The inner life of a Mycobacterium avium infected macrophage”.

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Time and place: June 20, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room VIA at OsloSciencePark

The Sandberg group is interested in the immunology and immunopathogenesis of viral infectious diseases. Professor Sandberg’s talk is entitled “Role of MAIT cells in health and viral infectious disease”.

Time and place: June 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Auditorium Forum at OsloSciencePark

Dr. Whiteside’s research expertise is in cellular and molecular cancer immunology. She works with various subsets of human immune cells and studies their functional impairments in patients with cancer.

Time and place: June 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Auditorium Forum at OsloSciencePark

Professor Tobias Bopp is a Professor at Institute for immunology at University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and works with mice that are double-deficient in the transcription factors NFATc2 and NFATc3.

Time and place: May 9, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 2

NOR-openscreen is the Norwegian node of the EU-OPENSCREEN infrastructure project. We support the discovery of biologically active substances in all areas of the Life Sciences by providing transnational, open access to the most advanced technologies, chemical and biological resources as well as expertise through Europe.

Time and place: May 3, 2016 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, VIA in Oslo Science Park (Forskningsparken)

Raymond C. Stevens at the Stevens Laboratory focuses on structural neurobiology, using a combination of biochemistry and chemistry to understand the basis of neuronal signal transduction at the molecular level.

"The Amazing Structural Diversity of the GPCR Superfamily" is his presentation for the Hans Prydz Guest Lecture series.

Time and place: Jan. 18, 2016 12:00 PM - Jan. 19, 2016 1:00 PM, Norwegian Academy of Sciences

The NCMM network meeting will take place on 18-19 January 2016. This meeting is intended for NCMM/BiO group leaders, newly appointed and reappointed NCMM AIs and YAIs, Board members and other stakeholders and scientific leaders. The meeting is planned from lunch-to-lunch.

Time and place: Dec. 8, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Auditorium Forum

Tomas Brdicka is heading the Laboratory of Leukocyte Signalling at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR in Prague, the Czech Republic. The Laboratory of Leukocyte Signalling is studying the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction in leukocytes and his team has recently focused on the interplay between adaptor proteins, Src-family kinases and related kinase Csk. In addition, the group is involved in research aiming at uncovering the relationship between signal transduction and leukocyte-driven pathologies. Projects include studies of signalling proteins aberrantly expressed in childhood leukaemias and research of changes in leukocyte signal transduction in patients with Common Variable ImmunoDeficiency (CVID).

'Regulation of leukocyte signaling by Csk-binding proteins SCIMP and PSTPIP2' is his presentation for the Hans Prydz Guest Lecture series.