Irep Gözen opens Nordic Life Science (NLS) Days conference in Malmö

The annual NLS Days conference took place on 12-14 September at the Malmö Convention Centre in Sweden.

Photo of Irep Gozen at NLS days

Irep Gözen speaking at the Academic Catwalk. Photo: Norunn K. Torheim, UiO:Life Science

The event is designed to showcase the brightest and the best of the Nordic life sciences, and bring together decision makers from biotech, pharma, medtech, finance, research and policy and regulatory authorities for three days of networking, discussion and brainstorming. 

Academic Catwalk

NCMM Group Leader, Irep Gözen, opened the conference as the first speaker at the Academic Catwalk event. This session saw life science innovators present their research in three-minute elevator pitches, showcasing intriguing research that could be the base for next generation therapies.

Dr. Gözen was part of UiO:Life Science and life science clusters’ initiative to promote Norwegian Life Science at the NLS Days conference, with support from the Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway.

Dr. Gözen is a leader of one of UiO:Life Science’s newly established convergence environments, Programmable Cell-like Compartments. Her group’s research focuses on using soft biomaterials, such as lipid membranes, to mimic the behaviour of living cells. Read more about the Gözen Group’s research.

Kjetil Tasken with EATRIS at NLS Days conference
Kjetil Taskén (NCMM) for EATRIS Norway, Kees de Ruig for EATRIS C&S, Andreas Scherer (FIMM) for EATRIS Finland and Ulrika Bäckman (University of Uppsala) for EATRIS Sweden.

NCMM attended as EATRIS national partner

NCMM Director and Group Leader, Kjetil Taskén, also attended the NLS Days conference as national partner for Norway in EATRIS, the European infrastructure for translational medicine. EATRIS Norway is a joint and coordinated membership by UiO, UiB, NTNU and UiT and all for Regional Health Authorities and hosted by NCMM. 

Kees de Ruig from EATRIS C&S, Andreas Scherer for EATRIS Finland (based at Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM) and Ulrika Bäckman (University of Uppsala) for EATRIS Sweden all attended to help showcase EATRIS’ offering and services to the Nordic life sciences.

Kjetil Tasken with DLN at NLS days
Kjetil Taskén, Marie Hjelmseth Aune and Alexandra Patriksson, Centre for Digital Life Norway.

Also exhibiting at the event was Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN). DLN is a collaborative project by the University of Oslo, University of Bergen, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, supported by the Norwegian Research Council. Marie Hjelmseth Aune, Centre Coordinator (DLN, NTNU) and Alexandra Patriksson Coordinator Innovation Industry Involvement (DLN, UiO hosted by NCMM) attended. Professor Taskén is a member of the Innovation and Industry Involvement team at DLN.

For more information about the Nordic Life Science Days, visit


By Annabel Darby
Published Sep. 21, 2017 9:49 AM - Last modified Sep. 21, 2017 9:49 AM