The Future of Life Science 2024

May 23-24 2024, Engelsberg Ironwork 

At Future of Life Science 2024, the discussions will revolve around creeping crises related to health and how research and development within life science can help us handle such crises. 

Four sessions will cover the following topics and questions:

  • What are the specifics of creeping crises and how can they be treated? 
  • How are the challenges of antimicrobial resistance tackled from scientific, economic and political perspectives? 
  • How is the burden of age-related neurodegenerative diseases affecting our society and what can we expect in terms of new treatments, diagnostics and preventive measures? 
  • What are the roles of scientists, companies, policymakers and politicians in handling health-related creeping crises?  
Confirmed speakers 
  • Susan Michie. Professor of Health Psychology, University College London  
  • Magnus Ekengren. Professor, Department of Political Science and Law, Swedish Defence University  
  • Carl Johan Sundberg. Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet  
  • Olivier Rubin. Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Business Globalization and Europeanization, Roskilde University. Editor of the book: Steering Against Superbugs: The Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance 
  • Fredrik Almqvist. Professor of Organic Chemistry, Umeå University 
  • Cecilia Lundberg. Professor, CNS Gene Therapy, Lund University. Chairperson of the scientific board at The Swedish Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden)  
  • Fredrik Söder. CEO and founder of Health Integrator 
  • Eva Garmendia. Project Coordinator at Uppsala Antibiotic Center, Uppsala University
  • Stina Syvänen. Professor at Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University
  • Linus Jönsson. Professor at Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet 

Additional speakers will be announced.

The symposium is moderated by Anya Sitaram, a documentary producer and professional conference moderator specialising in health, science, environment and international development. 

When and where 

The symposium starts at noon on Thursday the 23rd of May with lunch at Engelsbergs bruk and ends after lunch at 1 pm on Friday the 24th of May. All participants will be offered to travel to Engelsberg Bruk with the chartered bus, leaving central Stockholm at about 9 am on the 23rd, and returning to Stockholm at about 3 pm on the 24th.  We will inform the participants about the exact departure time and location for the bus before the symposium.