KI celebrating the ERC 10 year anniversary
This year, the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council is celebrated all over Europe – and on the 24th of April Karolinska Institutet will join the festivities.
In 2007, the European Research Council (ERC) was established by the European Commission to encourage excellent frontier research in Europe through competitive funding, supporting top researchers across all fields and of any nationality. Since then, the ERC has funded almost 7,000 researchers, among them many leading scientists at Karolinska Institutet (KI).
The KI celebration event in short
- During one day we will listen to several of our most prominent ERC funded PIs, and reflect on the past decade and future in European science.
- The event will be opened by acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karin Dahlman-Wright, and closed by the Dean of Research, Professor Anders Gustafsson.
- The keynote speaker will be Professor Jonas Frisén from the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology.
- We will serve lunch-sandwiches and coffee, and there will be time to mingle and meet the ERC grantees – to ask for advice and discuss research projects.
This event is mainly directed towards researchers at KI – at all career stages, from doctoral student to senior professor. However, administrative staff at KI, researchers from other institutions, and science journalists are welcome too. Registration is required and binding.
9:00 Welcome address from Karin Dahlman-Wright
Chair: András Simon (ERC-2011-StG)
9:10-9:30 The beginning of ERC at KI
ERC-2007-StG: Camilla Sjögren – Genomic stability; Chromosome segregation and repair
9:30-10:30 Plenary lecture
ERC-2010-AdG, and ERC-2015-AdG: Jonas Frisen – Exploration and promotion of neurogenesis in the adult brain
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Chair: Gilad Silberberg (ERC-2011-StG)
ERC-2016-StG: Simon Elsässer – Chromatin dynamics resolved by rapid protein labeling and bioorthogonal capture
ERC-2016-StG: Anna Wredenberg – Mitochondrial methylation and its role in health and disease
ERC-2016-CoG: Björn Högberg – Cellular Position Tracking Using DNA Origami Barcodes
ERC-2016-AdG: Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg – Mimicking liver disease and regeneration in vitro for drug development and liver transplantation
ERC-2016-AdG: Kenneth Chien – A Functional Mature In vivo Human Ventricular Muscle Patch for Cardiomyopathy
12:15-13:15 Lunch sandwiches (included)
Chair: Yihai Cao (ERC-2009-AdG)
ERC-2015-StG: Petter Brodin, Shaping of the human immune system by primal environmental exposures in the newborn child
ERC-2015-CoG: Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Reversing the epigenetic state of oligodendrocyte precursors cells in multiple sclerosis
ERC-2015-CoG: Weimin Ye, Understanding microbe-induced stomach cancer; the key to a workable strategy for worldwide prevention
ERC-2015-AdG: Klas Wiman, Restoration of tumor suppressor function by induction of translational read-through of premature termination codons - a strategy for improved cancer therapy
14:15-14:45 Round table discussion: Why apply for ERC grants? Panelists from ERC-2010-StG: Kirsty Spalding, Christian Broberger, Luca Jovine and Sten Linnarsson. Moderator: Gergana Angelova Hamberg, Primary NCP for the ERC.
14:45-15:00 ERC-2009-AdG/ERC-2012-PoC: Lars Klareskog – PreventRA
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
Chair: Yenan Bryceson (ERC-2012-StG)
ERC-2014-CoG: Rickard Sandberg – Revealing allele-level regulation and dynamics using single-cell gene expression analyses
ERC-2014-CoG: Per Svenningsson – Prosaposin and GPR37 in synucleinopathies
ERC-2013-CoG: Ana Teixeira – Mechanotransduction in cell-to-cell communication
ERC-2013-CoG: Marie Carlén – The role of parvalbumin in interneurons in cognition and behaviour
ERC-2012-StG: Christian Göritz – The role of pericytes in central nervous system scarring and fibrosis
16:45-17:00 Closing remarks: Anders Gustafsson
17:00-18:00 Mingle and refreshments