Inauguration Karolinska Institutet Biomedicum

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2018-11-3013:30 The Erling Persson Hall, Aula Medica, and the atrium, BiomedicumCampus SolnaBiomedicum


It is time for the inauguration of Karolinska Institutet's new research facility Biomedicum. An afternoon filled with lectures, mingle and celebration. All researchers, students and personnel are welcome. Registration is required. 

The program includes lectures on the theme: ”Fundamental discoveries for better health”. The lectures will be held in English, in the Erling Persson Hall in Aula Medica, see program below. The inauguration ceremony will take place in the atrium at Biomedicum, and festivities will follow. 

Sign up by 21 November

The registration is closed. 


13.30–14.00 The Erling Persson Hall, Aula Medica

  • Welcome by the chair of the management team of Biomedicum
    Professor Gilberto Fisone,  Chair, Department of Neuroscience (Neuro).

    The management team also consists of: Professor Christer Höög, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB); Professor Håkan Westerblad, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FyFa); Professor Nils-Göran Larsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics; and Associate Professor Susanne Nylén, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC).
  • Biomedicum – benchmarking with the best
    Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, President, Karolinska Institutet
  • A new building takes form
    Kerstin Lindberg Göransson, CEO, Akademiska Hus

14.00–15.45 Lectures in the Erling Persson Hall, Aula Medica

Moderator: Associate Professor Anna Falk, Neuro

14.30–15.00 Coffee break

  • The immune system is never at rest: understanding trafficking and dynamics of immune cells
    Associate Professor Lisa Westerberg, MTC
  • Identifying the molecular mediators of the benefits of exercise: from metabolism to mental health
    Associate Professor Jorge Ruas, FyFa
  • Why we can't tickle ourselves and what cognitive neuroscience can do about it
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow Konstantina Kilteni, Neuro

16.00–17.30 Inauguration ceremony, atrium, Biomedicum

  • Performance by Biomusicum
  • Inauguration
    Professor Karin Dahlman-Wright, Vice-President, Karolinska Institutet
    Mikael Odenberg, Chairman of the Karolinska Institutet Board
  • Mingle with drinks and finger food

17.30–03.00 Biomedicum Pub in the aula at Medicinska Föreningen

Biomedicum Pub in the aula at Medicinska Föreningen co-hosted with Karolinska Institutet Clinicum Connect and Doctoral Students’ Association. Activities for participants at the inauguration, with drinks and food available for purchase. Open for all students and staff after 20.00. 


If having any questions regarding the event, please contact project manager Johanna Bylund via e-mail event@ki.se