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Welcome to the KBC DAYS 2021!

We cordially invite you to attend the KBC DAYS 2021, which will be held as an online conference on the 9th-10th of November.

Registration

Registration Form

Register to the KBC DAYS 2021 latest on the 25th of October!

Conference overview

Time: Tuesday, 9 November - Wednesday, 10 November, 9:00-16:30

Location: online

This year, the main topics of the KBC DAYS are Biodiversity and Bioenergy. We welcome you to listen to plenary lectures and a panel discussion and actively discuss these topics by asking your questions, chatting, and posting your comments during the conference.

There will also be many inspiring presentations from KBC, including talks by new faculty members, large grants and award recipients, and video research pitch presentations from PhD students/junior Postdocs.

The research infrastructures / technical platforms will present their services.

We are also planning to include several interactive elements in the conference programme. Check for updates on this homepage and announcements in the KBC Event letters!

Deadlines

Registration deadline: 25 October 2021

The Registration is free but mandatory to get an access to the digital conference platform.

PROGRAMME

Times in the programme are:
Central European Time (CET): e.g. Stockholm, Umeå.

Please note! The programme is still under construction and all times/titles are the subjects of change.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Julia Koricheva, Department of Biological Sciences, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Björn O. Schröder, Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) - The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine and Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Sweden

Luísa Gouveia, LNEG - UBB - National Laboratory of Energy and Geology I.P., Bioenergy and Biorefineries Unit, and GREENCOLAB - Green Ocean Technologies and Products Collaborative Laboratory, CCMAR, Algarve University, Portugal

DAY 1, Tuesday 9 November

SESSION 1: WELCOME and PLENARY LECTURE I

(Chairperson: )

9.00 Welcome and opening of the KBC DAYS 2021
Stefan Björklund
Scientific Coordinator for KBC

9.20 Plenary lecture I: Interaction between diet, gut bacteria and the intestinal mucosal barrier
Björn O. Schröder
Department of Molecular Biology and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University, Sweden

10.05 Tba

10.35 Coffee break

SESSION 2: NEW FACULTY MEMBERS, AWARD AND GRANT RECIPIENTS AT KBC

10.45 Tba
Gesche Blume-Werry
Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University

11.00 Tba
Aleksandra Foltynowicz Matyba
Department of Physics, Umeå University

11.15 Unchecked nick ligation can promote localized genome re-replication
Erik Johansson
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University

11.30 Mapping bacterial functional proteomes with thermal proteome profiling
André Mateus
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Genome Biology Unit, Heidelberg, Germany, and Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

11.45 Tba
Naser Tavajohi
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

12.00 Lunch break

SESSION 3: PANEL DISCUSSION

13.00 Panel discussion "Bioenergy and Biodiversity"

Moderator: Malin von Essen, Writer, Facilitator and Moderator, Malin von Essen AB

Panel members: 

Stina Jansson, Associate professor, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University
Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson, Professor, Department of Natural Sciences (NAT), Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, and Guest Professor, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, SLU, Umeå
Mårten Larsson, Head of bioenergy policy, Swedish Forest Industries Federation, Stockholm
Tomas Lundmark, Professor, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umeå
Thomas Kraft, PhD, Program Manager, Skogforsk, Tree breeding, Svalöv
Sverker Sörlin, Professor, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Anders Telenius, Associate Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden; Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI)

14.30 Coffee break

SESSION 4: PLENARY LECTURE II and NEW FACULTY MEMBERS, AWARD AND GRANT RECIPIENTS AT KBC

14.45 Plenary lecture II: Microalgae: diversity in morphology and applications
Luísa Gouveia
LNEG - UBB - National Laboratory of Energy and Geology I.P., Bioenergy and Biorefineries Unit, and GREENCOLAB - Green Ocean Technologies and Products Collaborative Laboratory, CCMAR, Algarve University, Portugal

15.30 Tba
André M de Roos
Department of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, and Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University

15.45 Nanophotonics meets biology
Nicolò Maccaferri
Department of Physics and Materials Science, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, and Department of Physics, Umeå University

16.00 Tba
Ellen Dorrepaal
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, and CIRC, Abisko Naturvetenskapliga Station

16.15 Tba
Irina Gutsche
Institute of Structural Biology, Grenoble, France and Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), Umeå University

16.30 Coffee break

SESSION 5: DISCUSSIONS WITH RESEARCH PITCH PRESENTERS

16.40 PhD students and Postdocs who presented video pitches will be available to discuss their research

DAY 2, Wednesday 10 November

SESSION 6: Information about Grants Office support and PLENARY LECTURE III

8.40 Applying for external funding? We can help! - Learn about how you can get help with applying for and handling research grants at UmU and SLU
Caroline Grabbe, Grants Office, SLU
Anders Wennström, Research Support and Collaboration Office, Umeå University

9.00 Plenary lecture III: Exploring the links between forest diversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services
Julia Koricheva
Department of Biological Sciences, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

9.45 Coffee break

SESSION 7: UMEÅ POSTDOC SOCIETY

Chairperson: Karim Rafie

10.00 Presentations organised by UPS, Umeå Postdoc Society

12.00 Lunch break

SESSION 8: INFRASTRUCTURE PRESENTATIONS

13.00 Introduction: KBC infrastructure support
Stefan Björklund
Scientific Coordinator for KBC

13.10 Tba (overview SLU infrastructures)

13.25 Presentation of the KBC infrastructures: showcase discussion panel

Moderator: Linda Sandblad, Department of Chemistry and Director of Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), Umeå University

13.55 Tba

14.05 Coffee break and time for discussions with infrastructure representatives

SESSION 9: NEW FACULTY MEMBERS, AWARD AND GRANT RECIPIENTS AT KBC

14.40 Sensorimotor control and physical activity in human musculoskeletal and neurological movement conditions
Charlotte Häger
Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation; Physiotherapy and The Clinic of Orthopedic Surgery, Norrlands University Hospital, Umeå University

14.55 Tba
Gemma Atkinson
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University and Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University

15.10 Tba
Merve Yesilbas
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

15.25 Tba

15.40 Concluding remarks

Announcement of the Video Research Pitch presentation prize winner (Sponsored by Agrisera)
Announcement of the Photo competition prize winner

 

Scientific Organisers

Contact: KBC Communications Office

E-mail: info.kbc@umu.se

Anna Shevtsova, PhD, Communications officer for KBC
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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Digital conference platform is powered by COEO Events.

The best video pitch presentation prize is sponsored by Agrisera.

Watch Agrisera's video presentation here: Agrisera - Your local antibody and reagent supplier