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KBC DAYS 2019

Welcome to the KBC DAYS 2019 on November 5-6!

Location: Carl Kempe salen (KB.E3.03, Map) and KBCon Interactive Learning Environment.

There will be many inspiring presentations from KBC, including talks by new faculty members and award recipients, and poster presentations from midterm PhD students. The infrastructures/platforms will present themselves in a panel show case discussion (new feature!), posters, and guided tours!

This year, we are also very glad to announce many interesting talks from representatives of other departments and centres at UmU and SLU that have research interest in the area of life science!

PROGRAMME

DAY 1, Tuesday 5 November

8.30 Registration and poster mounting

SESSION 1

(Chairperson: Stefan Björklund)

9.00 Welcome
Stefan Björklund, Scientific Coordinator for KBC

9.10 Closer research infrastructure collaboration between SLU and UmU?
Göran Ståhl, Dean, Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU

9.25 Connecting DNA replication stress to checkpoint initiation
Peter Burgers, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Visiting Professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University

10.10 Coffee break

SESSION 2: Life Science in Umeå

(Chairperson: Sylvia Larsson)

10.40 Inflammasomes and Reactive Oxygen Species 
Saskia Erttmann, Department of Molecular Biology

10.55 Predicting mutational routes to new adaptive phenotypes
Peter Lind, Department of Molecular Biology

11.10 Pressures and flows in the brain
Anders Eklund, Department of Radiation Sciences

CANCELLED!  The SLU Stable Isotope Laboratory – how can isotopes improve your research?
Mats Öquist, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU

11.25 Regulation of gene expression by RNA mods 
Francesca Aguilo, Department of Medical Biosciences and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University (WCMM)

11.40 Lunch

SESSION 3: New Faculty members, award and grant recipients at KBC

(Chairperson: Paulina Wanrooij)

13.15 The large KAW projects at UPSC
Ove Nilsson, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU

13.35 Kempe Funded Postdoc Program in Integrated Structural Biology
Magnus Wolf-Watz, Department of Chemistry

13.55 The replicative lifestyle of mobile elements in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Ignacio Mir-Sanchis, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University (WCMM)

14.15 Coffee break

SESSION 4: New Faculty members, award and grant recipients at KBC and presentations from Midterm PhD students

(Chairperson: Ann-Kristin Bergström)

14.50 AI lab for Life Science?
Johan Trygg, Department of Chemistry, Computational Life Science Cluster (CLiC)

15.10 Getting to the Root of plant biology
Karin Ljung, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU

15.30 Coastal phytoplankton characterization for assessing ecological state
Agneta Andersson, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EMG)

15.50 Efforts to support the development of the individual science career 
Marianne Sommarin, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Department of Plant Physiology

16.10 Midterm PhD students present their Research Projects in "elevator talks" (2 Minutes)

- Molecularly imprinted polymers in capillary monolithic format
Chau Huynh, Department of Chemistry

- Using Life Cycle thinking to interpret sustainable performance of essential municipal services of cities. Wastewater and Municipal Solid Waste
Kavitha Shanmugam, Department of Chemistry

- Mesoporous melamine-formaldehyde. A potential solution for utilization of CO2?
Thai Q. Bui, Department of Chemistry

- Strong effect of ageing on swelling properties of graphene oxide membranes in alcohols
Artem Iakunkov, Department of Physics

- Hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse with and without sulfuric acid - New insights on effects of pretreatment severity
Dimitrios Ilanidis, Department of Chemistry

- CELLULOSE SYNTHASE INTERACTING 1 is required for wood morphogenesis and mechanics in aspen
Anne Bünder, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU

- Generation of A Mucin Glycopeptide Microarray Library for Evaluation of Host-Pathogen Interactions
Sandra Behren, Department of Chemistry

Implementation of machine learning for more comprehensive process understanding in wastewater treatment plant
Dong Wang, Department of Chemistry

Marine microorganisms for bioplastic production
Piotr Jablonski, Department of Chemistry

- CANCELLED! Morphological Analysis of Apolipoprotein E Binding to Aβ Amyloid Using a Combination of Surface Plasmon Resonance, Immunogold Labeling and Scanning Electron Microscopy
Tohidul Islam, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

- Fungal community responses to clear-cutting and addition of nitrogen to seedlings
David Castro, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

- Activated graphene as electrode material in supercapacitors
Andreas Nordenström, Department of Physics

16.35 Smoothies and fruits

16.40 POSTER SESSION
The midterm PhD students and KBC platforms/infrastructures present their posters in the KBC Cafeteria (printed and digital presentations)

18.00 Dinner

DAY 2, Wednesday 6 November

SESSION 5

(Chairperson: Fredrik Almqvist)

9.00 Insect Biotechnology
Andreas Vilcinskas, Department of Insect Biotechnology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

9.45 Mechanics and dynamics of cell-to-cell adhesion in plants
Stéphane Verger, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU

10.05 Control of plant development via temperature-dependent mRNA splicing
Markus Schmid, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Department of Plant Physiology

10.25 Coffee and presentation of the KBC Poster Award 2019

SESSION 6: Life Science in Umeå

(Chairperson: Lena Gunhaga)

10.55 Type I interferons shape viral tropism in the brain
Anna Överby Wernstedt, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)

CANCELLED! 11.10 Targeting tumor-stromal interactions in pancreatic cancer
Daniel Öhlund, Department of Radiation Sciences and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University (WCMM)

11.25 Understanding the mechanisms modulating the interactions between herpes simplex virus and cell-surface glycosaminoglycans
Marta Bally, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University (WCMM)

11.40 Into thin air: how to sense and adapt to low oxygen
Changchun Chen, Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University (WCMM)

11.55 Transforming growth factor beta and oncogenic signaling pathways  in prostate cancer
Maréne Landström, Department of Medical Biosciences

12.10 Lunch

SESSION 7

(Chairperson: Florian Schmidt)

13.10 Umeå University's innovation system
Karin Borge Renberg, Umeå University Innovation Office and Umeå universitet holding AB

13.15 Regulatory CTPases as central players in bacterial chromosome segregation
Martin Thanbichler, Faculty of Biology at Philipps University, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, and the LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology (Synmikro), Marburg, Germany

14.00 Centre for Sustainable Cement and Quicklime Production at Umeå University
Matias Eriksson, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, and Centre for Sustainable Cement and Quicklime Production

14.20 Curious about science? Communicating science through hands-on activities
Madelen Bodin, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, and Director of Curiosum

14.35 Panel show case discussion by the KBC infrastructures. Moderator: Linda Sandblad, Department of Chemistry and Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

15.05 Coffee and Guided tours organized by the KBC infrastructures:
(Sign up for the tours at the registration desk)

  • Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility (ViSp)
  • Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden (CBCS)
  • NMR Core Facility
  • Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)
  • Swedish Metabolomics Centre Umeå
  • Technical platforms at Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (sign up at the registration desk. If enough people express their interest, a guided tour will be arranged later)

 

Registration

The registration is closed!

Contact KBC Communication Office

E-mail: info.kbc@umu.se

Anna Shevtsova, PhD, Communications officer for KBC (75%)
Tel. +46 (0)70 547 2672

E-mail: anna.shevtsova@umu.se

Anne Honsel, PhD, Communications officer for KBC (10%) and UPSC (90%)
Tel. +46 (0)70 285 6657

E-mail: anne.honsel@slu.se

Visiting Address: KBC-building, KB.J3(C3.25.25), Linnaeus väg 6, 90736 Umeå

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Abstract template for midterm PhD student presentation

Here you can download template for the abstract submission: Template.

Please, submit (latest by the 17th of October 2019) the filled template to info.kbc@umu.se.