Where is life science heading in the future?
May 4-5th 2017, Engelsberg Ironworks
How will new life science findings influence our lives in the future? What are the current trends in Asia, USA and Europe and what drives the research and development in different parts of the world? What new interactions between disciplines do we observe within the rapidly evolving field of life science? At this meeting, the global challenges within health, human medicine and the environment were addressed and we also discussed important ethical considerations. The meeting included short presentations from leading scientists and moderator led discussions where all participants contributed to the dialogue.
Moderator: Paul Hudson – Assistant Porfessor at Department of Proteomics and Nanobiotechnologym KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
IMPORTANT BREAKTHROUGHS WITHIN LIFE SCIENCE
- Gunnar von Heijne – Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University
CURRENT TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCE IN ASIA
- Bertil Andersson – Professor and President of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
CURRENT TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCE IN EUROPE
- Anna Wedell Professor/Senior Consultant in Medical Genetics; Head, Center for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
- Göran Sandberg Executive director Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre
- Ulf Janzon – Policy and Communications Director MSD Sweden
CURRENT TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCE IN USA
- Anne E. Deconinck – Executive Director, The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
LIFE SCIENCE IN ETHICAL ASPECTS
- Karim Jebari Researcher Philosophy at the Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm
HUMAN MEDICINE. PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION
- Melvin Samsom – Chief Executive Officer at Karolinska University Hospital Stockhlolm
- Leroy Hood – Senior Vice President / Chief Science Officer Providence St. Joseph Health. President, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle.
ESOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES. PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION
- Jens Nielsen Professor and Head of Systems and Synthetic Biology, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers, Gothenburg
- Mathias Uhlén – Professor of Microbiology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm