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  • WINGS Seminar with Associate Professor Nihad Almasri

    Time: 2018-03-28, 12:00
    Place: BMC Dora Jacobson D1513c, Klinikgatan 32, Lund
    Contact: Ann Alriksson-Schmidt,

    Title: “Reflection on a journey of a female researcher in Jordan: personal perspective”
    Speaker: Dr. Almasri is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiotherapy and the Dean of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

    Dr. Almasri is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiotherapy and the Dean of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. She has a Masters of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with Concentrations in Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Her research focus is on children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Dr. Almasri has adapted and implemented the Jordanian version of the Cerebral Palsy Follow-Up Program (CPUP), a Swedish population-based follow-up program and quality register for individuals with cerebral palsy. Dr. Almasri will discuss her research and share her career experiences as a woman in academia in Jordan.

    Location, BMC Dora Jacobson D1513c, Klinikgatan 32, Lund

    A light snack will be provided.


    Please REGISTER by March 25th

    Hope to see you there!

  • Segerfalk Foundation Minisymposium: "Zooming in on the neuron - novel technologies in neuroscience”.

    Time: 2018-05-02, 13:00
    Place: Segerfalk lecture hall, BMC, A10, Sölvegatan 19, Lund
    Contact: Paulina Pettersson,

    Welcome to the Segerfalk Foundation Minisymposium entitled "Zooming in on the neuron - novel technologies in neuroscience”.

    During the recent years a revolution in new technologies such as optogenetics, single cell analysis and genetic editing have radically changed modern neuroscience research. In this symposium we will meet different leaders in the field who all represent the cutting edge developments in this area.

    Confirmed speakers:
    - Jonas Frisén, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    - Benjamin Deverman, Beckman Institute CLOVER Center, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
    - Linyi Gao, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA
    - Ryan Remedios, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
    - Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

    Registration deadline is April 25th. Please note that a limited number of spots are available - please register early and remember to cancel your participation in case your plans would change. Participation is free of charge.
    To register please click here
    You’re welcome to contact if you have any questions or concerns.


    Time: 2018-05-03, 08:30
    Place: Fernström Lecture Hall, BMC, Sölvegatan 19, Lund.
    Contact: Paulina Pettersson,

    This year's program features poster presentations by young investigators from the Lund/Malmö area and invited lectures by Fredrik Ullén, Ali H. Brivanlou, David Engblom and Jonas Frisén and it concludes with the prestigious Segerfalk lecture, this year presented by James Surmeier.

    Free of charge & no later than April 20th through the registration form available online. Please register soon as the number of seats is limited!

    Abstract submission deadline: April 13th

    NEW FOR 2018 - best short film: This year it is not only the best poster that gives you the opportunity to win a prize! The Segerfalk Foundation will also award prizes for a best short film about the Neuroscience Day! For details please go to our website. For more information about Neuroscience Day please visit our homepage:
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  • The Tobias Foundation 25 Year Jubilee - Symposium: Scientific and Ethical Challenges in Bone Marrow Transplantation

    Time: 2018-05-08, 12:45
    Place: LUX Aula, Helgonavägen 3, Lund
    Contact: Claire McKay,

    On 8th May, in celebration of the Tobias Foundation’s 25 year jubilee, the Strategic Research Area StemTherapy, together with the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University and The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences are holding a symposium on "Scientific and Ethical Challenges in Bone Marrow Transplantation".

    The Tobias Foundation was established in 1992 with the purpose to support the establishment of a Swedish bone marrow/stem cell registry and to support research concerning diseases that can be treated with bone marrow/stem cell transplantation.

    Regstration deadline 24th April
    Please register your attendance here:

    Confirmed speakers:

    • Jonas Frisén, Department Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
    • Derrick J. Rossi, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
    • Petter Woll, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
    • Leonard I. Zon, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
    • Gunnar Juliusson, Lund Stem Cell Center, LU
    • Nils-Eric Sahlin, Department of Medical Ethics, LU
    • Joan Yuan, Division of Molecular Hematology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, LU

    You’re welcome to contact if you have any questions.

    On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to seeing you at this prestigious event.
    Claire McKay
    Stefan Karlsson, David Bryder, Stefan Scheding, Bo Angelin, Jonas Frisén

  • Cutting Edge Rheumatology 2018

    Time: 2018-05-24, 09:00
    Place: Lux, Helgonavägen 3, Lund
    Contact: Katrin Ståhl,

    For some 20 years now, the Rheumatology Department at Lund University has been organizing an annual one day Cutting Edge Rheumatology meeting featuring one local and 5-7 international speakers.

    The aim is to present a program of interest for both clinicians and basic scientists. The audience consists of rheumatology specialists and trainees from all over Sweden as well as of interested basic scientists. It is an open meeting which is sponsored by some academic foundations and by the pharmaceutical companies Abbvie and Pfizer Sweden.

    Confirmed speakers

    • Diana Karpman, Lund University, Sweden
    • Eric Boilard, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
    • Ken Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
    • Iain McInnes, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    • Virginia Kraus, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    • Veena Taneja, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
    • Wan-Fai Ng, Newcastle University, UK

    Free of charge, but registration required.

    Most welcome to Cutting Edge Rheumatology (CER) 2018!

    The organizing committee for CER
    Carl Turesson
    Anders Bengtsson
    Mattias Collin
    Sofie Eklund

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