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: Aug. 6, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Room VIA, Forskningsparken

Dr. Zoll will give the talk, "Trypanosomes' magic bullet - Understanding the structural basis of SRA-mediated immune escape in Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense"

Time and place: July 20, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room VIA, Forskingsparken

Dr. Javier Gutiérrez-Fernández, postdoc in Leonid Sazanov’s group at IST (Institute of Science and Technology) Austria, will give a guest lecture titled, "Insights into the structure and mechanism of bacterial proteins and complexes"

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Time and place: June 18, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, Room VIA, Forskingsparken

Professor Frank Sobott, Chair of Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry at the Astbury Centre, University of Leeds, will give the talk titled, "Dynamic protein structure: from protein disorder to membrane pores"

Time and place: June 4, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups Hus, University of Oslo

Dr. Mika Rämet, of PEDEGO research unit, University of Oulo, Finland, will give a talk titled, "Zebrafish as a model to study Mycobacterial infection". 

Time and place: June 1, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room VIA, Forskningsparken

Ankur Garg, PhD, will give a talk titled, "Structural and functional analysis of ribonuclease ZC3H12C mediated regulation of immune responses"

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Time and place: May 22, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Room VIA, Forskingsparken

Marieke Kuijjer, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. School of Public Health, will give a talk titled: "Understanding cancer using integrative network models"

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Time and place: Mar. 22, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Nye Auditorium 13, Domus Medica, Oslo.

Dr. Chris Wallace, Senior Research Fellow, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge University, UK, will present her research on "Conditional false discovery rates in genetic association studies of rare diseases and disease subtypes”.

Time and place: Jan. 30, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium Forum, Oslo Science Park

NCMM will host a mini-symposium in Systems Medicine and Precision Medicine.

Time and place: Jan. 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Kristen Nygaard hus: Lille auditorium
Time and place: Jan. 5, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Runde Auditorium, R-105, Domus Medica

Ana Domingos, Principal Investigator of the Obesity Laboratory at the Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal, will give a lecture titled, "Sympathetic Neuroimmunity for Obesity".

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Time and place: Jan. 5, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room VIA, Forskningsparken

Lars Jansen, Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Epigenetic Mechanisms, at the Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal, will give a lecture titled, "Chromatin-based epigenetic inheritance".

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Time and place: Dec. 4, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room VIA, Forskningsparken

Kimberley Dodge-Kafka, Associate Professor at the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, will give a lecture titled, "mAKAP- a master regulator of cardiac hypertrophy"

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Time and place: Nov. 29, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Conference Room, Institute for Experimental Medical Research, Oslo University Hospital

Howard Young from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada will give a lecture titled, 'Correlating Structure and Function of Human Genetic Variants in Calcium Homeostasis and Cardiac Contractility'

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Time and place: Nov. 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Hagen 3, Forskingsparken, Gaustadaléen 21

Imre Västrik, Research Coordinator in the Bioinformatics Team at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) will give a talk titled, "TheDB - a smart integrated IT systemfor managing and analysing precision medicine data"

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'.