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Seminar series

Every Tuesday 15:15 in KB.E3.01 (lecture hall, 3rd floor, KBC-building), unless otherwise indicated.

Ignacio Mir-Sanchis is coordinating the seminar series.

Former seminars 2007-2018

Former seminars

Former seminars 2019

January 22 - Lisa Wingate, INRA, Bordeaux, France. "Estimating the global flux of carbonyl sulphide (COS) between soils and the atmosphere: the key role of soil nitrogen". Host: Jürgen Schleucher.

January 29 - Barbara Sixt, Department of molecular biology, Umeå University. "The Chlamydia effector CpoS – a modulator of inclusion membrane microdomains and interactions with the host trafficking machinery". Host: Richard Lundmark.

February 5 - Björn Burmann, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Gothenburg. "From biophysical principles towards the physiological function of chaperones". Host: Jürgen Schleucher.

February 12 - Sara Lindén, Gothenburg University. "Host pathogen interactions in the mucus niche". Host: Thomas Borén.

February 19 - Ilaria Testa, SciLifeLab and KTH, Stockholm. "MoNaLISA: a gentle super resolution technique for 3D-4D imaging of living cells at the nanoscale". Host: Lars-Anders Carlson.

March 5 - Ariane Briegel, Leiden University, Netherlands. "New insights into bacterial behavior by electron cryotomography". Host: Lars-Anders Carlson.

March 12 - John Shin, MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. "Using spatial proteomics to determine the content of vesicles captured by golgin tethers at the trans-Golgi". Host: Simon Tuck.

April 2 - Jonas Barandun, MIMS and Department of Molecular Biology. "Evolutionary compaction of the ribosome in an intracellular eukaryotic parasite". Host: Magnus Wolf-Watz.

April 5 FRIDAY 14:00 KBE301 - Virginia A Zakian, Princeton University. "Keeping telomerase in check: novel mechanisms of regulation". Host: Nasim Sabouri.

April 16 - Edmund Kunji, MRC, Cambridge. "Refueling the cell: how ADP and ATP are transported across the mitochondrial inner membrane". Host: Ronnie Berntsson.

April 23 - Anna Campalans, François Jacob Institute of Biology, Paris, France. "Instability of Mitochondrial genome: a matter of Gs?". Host: Sjoerd Wanrooij.

April 29 MONDAY 15:15 - Justin Sparks, Harvard Medical School. "A surprising mechanism of DNA replication coupled repair". Host: Sjoerd Wanrooij.

May 7 - Aki Kawasaki, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. "Pupil is a Light Meter of the Eye". Host: Lena Gunhaga.

May 14 - Christoph Freyer, KI. “Mitochondrial import of S-adenosyl methionine and the mitochondrial methylproteome”. Host: Paulina Wanrooij.

WEDNESDAY May 29 - Ben Smith, Western Sydney University, Australia and Lund University. "Understanding terrestrial ecosystem control of the global carbon cycle". Host: Jürgen Schleucher. KB.E3.03 Carl Kempe sal. NOTE CHANGED DATE and ROOM!

June 4 - Tracy Palmer, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Newcastle University, UK. "The Staphylococcus aureus Type VII protein secretion system". Host: Ronnie Berntsson.

June 11 - Niklas Arnberg, Clinical Microbiology, Umeå Universitet. "Open sesame - mechanisms of virus entry into target cells". Host: Lars-Anders Carlson.

August 20 - Martin Ott, Stockholm University. "Structure and functional significance of mitochondrial respiratory supercomplexes". Host: Ronnie Berntsson. KB.E3.03 Carl Kempe salen.

August 27 - Nuno Raimundo, Univeristätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany. Title: “Lysosomes rule with an iron fist”. Host: Paulina Wanrooij.

September 3 - Esteban Gurzov, Signal Transduction and Metabolism Laboratory, ULB Center for Diabetes Research, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). "Protein tyrosine phosphatases in metabolic diseases: oxidation, dysfunction and therapeutic potential". Host: Ulf Ahlgren.

September 10 - Silvia Remeseiro, WCMM, Umeå University. "Long-range gene regulation and 3D chromatin organisation: Implications in cancer". Host: Andrei Chabes. 16:00-17:00, KB.E3.03 Carl Kempe salen.

September 17 - Claudio Cantú, WCMM, Linköping University. "Wnt Signalling at the Interface Between Development and Cancer". Host: Silvia Remeseiro 

September 19 (Note! Thursday) - Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University, guest professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, funded by the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM). Title: "Molecular Self-Assembly of Peptides and Metabolites: Physiology, Pathology, and Nanotechnology". Host: Ludmilla Morozova-Roche 

September 24 - Vicent Pelechano, SciLifeLab. Title: "Dissecting gene expression with genomics: from transcriptional complexity to ribosome dynamics". Host: Silvia Remeseiro

October 1 - 

October 8 - 

October 15 - Nasim Sabouri, Department of medical biochemistry and biophysics, Umeå University. Docentship lecture. Title: "Unwinding the function of G-quadruplex DNA structures in cancer".

October 22 - 

Cancelled! October 29 - Eva Hoffmann, University of Copenhagen. Host: Nasim Sabouri.

November 5 - Jan Holgersson, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Title: "Glycoengineered cells and proteins as tools for studies on microbial attachment". Host: Thomas Borén. Note! N380, Naturvetarhuset

November 12 - Sanna Koskiniemi, Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University. Title: "Bacterial toxin delivery systems and their role in regulating bacterial growth". Host: Anna Arnqvist.

November 19 - Kristian Pietras, Lund University. Title: "Microenvironmental control of the malignant phenotype in breast cancer”. Host: Nasim Sabouri.

November 26 - Patrick Laurent, Neurophysiology Lab, ULB Neuroscience Institute (UNI), University of Brussels (ULB). Title: "Neuronal diversity and behavioural ageing in C. elegans". Host: Changchun Chen.

December 3 - Alessandro Costa, The Francis Crick Institute. Title: "Eukaryotic chromosome replication studied by cryo-electron microscopy". Host: Ignacio Mir-Sanchis.

December 17 - Kay Grünewald, CSSB Hamburg, Universität Hamburg. Title: "Integrated structural cell biology of virus-host-interactions". Host: Lars-Anders Carlson

Former seminars 2020

January 21 - Sebastian Westenhoff, University of Gothenburg. Title: "How do bacteria and plants see light? Uncovering the inner workings of photoreceptor proteins”. Host: Ronnie Berntsson.

February 4 - Ronnie Berntsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University. Docentship lecture. Title: "Towards a structural understanding of Type 4 Secretion Systems in Gram-positive bacteria"

February 18 - Katja Rinne-Garmston, Natural Resources Institute, Finland. Title: "Application of new d13C and d18O analytical methods in tree ring research for climate change studies". Host: Jurgen Schleucher.

February 25 - Lars Nyberg, Department of Radiation Sciences. Title: "Heterogeneity in memory aging and brain maintenance: studies within the Betula project". Host: Tor Ny.

CANCELLED! March 10 - Juan Carlos Alonso, National Center of Biotechnology (CNB), Spanish Research Council, Madrid, Spain. Title: "Bacillus subtilis RecA-dependent, RecA-facilitated and RecA-independent natural transformation pathways". Host: Ignacio Mir-Sanchis. The seminar is rescheduled for September 15, 2020.

CANCELLED! March 17 - Petr Chlanda, Universität Heidelberg. Title: "On-lamella cryo-correlative light and electron tomography approach to study lung cells and their interactions with influenza A virus". Host: Lars-Anders Carlson.

CANCELLED! March 24 - Alberto Marina, Biomedicine Institute of Valencia (IBV), Spanish Research Council, CSIC. Host: Ignacio (Nacho) Mir Sanchis.

CANCELLED! March 31 - Lars Björck, Division of Infection Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University. Title: "Inactivation of antibodies by bacterial proteins; some evolutionary, structural and clinical aspects". Host: Thomas Boren. 

CANCELLED! April 7 - Luis Gabriel Brieba de Castro, Cinvestav UGA-Langebio, Mexico. Host: Sjoerd Wanrooij.

April 21 - Cristina Paulino, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Title: "Mechanisms of membrane transporters revealed by cryo-EM". Host: Ronnie Berntsson. Online via Zoom: 

CANCELLED! April 28 - Dag Ilver, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Gothenburg. Hosts: Thomas Boren, Anna Arnqvist. 

CANCELLED! May 5 - Katharina Sonnen, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Host: Andreas Hörnblad.

CANCELLED! Thursday May 14 - Lukáš Trantírek, Central European Institute of technology, Brno, Czech Republic. Hosts: Sjoerd Wanrooij, Mara Doimo. KB.E3.03 Carl Kempe salen. NOTE CHANGED DATE and ROOM!

CANCELLED! May 19 - Alfredo De Biasio, Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB), Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Leicester, UK. Host: Erik Johansson. New date: October 20.

CANCELLED! May 26 - Andrea Puhar, Department of Molecular Biology, Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS). Host: Paulina Wanrooij. New date: November 24.

CANCELLED! June 2 - Francisca Lottersberger, Linköping University. Hosts: Paulina Wanrooij and Nasim Sabouri. New date: September 1.

CANCELLED! June 16 - Laura Parkkinen, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, UK. Title: "Development of a-synuclein seeding assay as an early, progression and stratifying biomarker for Parkinson's disease and related synucleinopathies". Host: Ludmilla Morozova-Roche

September 1 - Francisca Lottersberger, Linköping University. Title: "Genome instability: from telomeres to nuclear envelope". Hosts: Paulina Wanrooij and Nasim Sabouri. Online via Zoom:

CANCELLED! September 15 - Juan Carlos Alonso, National Center of Biotechnology (CNB), Spanish Research Council, Madrid, Spain. Title: "Bacillus subtilis RecA-dependent, RecA-facilitated and RecA-independent natural transformation pathways". Host: Ignacio Mir-Sanchis.

September 29 - Daniel Jirak, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. Title: " 19F magnetic resonance imaging and its application for transplanted pancreatic islets visualisation". Host: Ulf Ahlgren. KB.E3.01 Lilla Hörsalen (maximum number of participants 32) and online via Zoom

October 13 - James H. Hurley, University of California, Berkeley. Title: "A night in the viral natural history museum with HIV and SARS-CoV-2". Host: Lars-Anders Carlson. Online via Zoom.

October 20 - Alfredo De Biasio, Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB), Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Leicester, UK. Title: "Cryo-EM unveils the molecular basis of processive synthesis by human DNA polymerases". Host: Erik Johansson. Online via Zoom (Join Zoom Meeting earliest 15:10 at ID: 697 8435 6616, Passcode: 539223).

November 3 - KBC DAYS 2020

November 10 - Alan J. Herr, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, USA. Title: 'Mutator Phenotypes at Single Cell Resolution'. Host: Erik Johansson. Online via Zoom (, Meeting ID: 677 9463 7700, Passcode: 850783).

CANCELLED! November 17 - Carolina Wählby, Dept of Information Technology / Division of visual information and interaction, Uppsala University. Host: Anna Arnqvist. The seminar is potponed until further notice.

November 24 - Andrea Puhar, Department of Molecular Biology, Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS). Title: 'The mechanoresponsive channel PIEZO1 is an immune sensor for invasive infection'. Host: Paulina Wanrooij. Online via Zoom:

December 8 - Gemma C. Atkinson, Department of Molecular Biology. "Panacea: an antitoxin domain for neutralisation of any protein toxin?" Host: Andrei Chabes. Online via Zoom:; Meeting ID: 616 8810 8024 
Passcode: 959677

Former seminars 2021

March 23 - Qiang Pan-Hammarström, Dept of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet NEO. Title: "Infections and immunity, COVID-19 and beyond". Host: Thomas Boren. Join Zoom Meeting:

March 30 - Nihal Altan-Bonnet, National Institutes of Health, USA. Title: "Sneaking out with the trash: coronaviruses egress using lysosomes". Host: Lars-Anders Carlson. Join Zoom meeting:

April 13 - Håkan Hedman, Department of Radiation Sciences. Title: "Fat and healthy: a matter of leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains?". Host: Helena Edlund. Online via Zoom:

CANCELLED! May 4 - Russell Foster, Director of Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi), University of Oxford, UK. Title: "Light signalling to the circadian and sleep systems: Biology to new therapeutics". Host: Lena Gunhaga.

CANCELLED! May 11 - Lotte Bjergbæk, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark. Host: Erik Johansson. Online via Zoom

May 25 - Pedro Brugarolas, Harvard Medical School and Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, Boston, USA. Title: "Development of PET radioligands for multiple sclerosis and other diseases". Host: Ignacio Mir Sanchis. Join Zoom Meeting:, Meeting ID: 628 1332 6419

Postponed! Thursday May 27 - Claes Gustafsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of Gothenburg. Hosts: Josefin Forslund, Sjoerd Wanrooij. Lillahörsalen (KB.E3.01) or Zoom. A new date will be announced later

CANCELLED! June 15 - Monica Bucciantini, Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences "Mario Serio", University of Florence, Florence, Italy. Title: "Nutraceutical properties of olive oil polyphenols in amyloid formation". Host: Ludmilla Morozova-Roche. 

Autumn 2021

August 17 - 

August 24 - 

August 31 -

September 7 -

September 14 - Lecture hall: NAT.D.360

September 21 - 

September 28 - Nadja de Souza-Pinto, Department of Biochemistry, University of São Paolo, Brazil. Host: Paulina Wanrooij.

October 5 - Rotem Sorek, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Host: Ignacio (Nacho) Mir Sanchis. 

October 12 - Pierre-Alexandr Kaminski, Insitut Pasteur, Paris, France. Host: Ignacio (Nacho) Mir Sanchis. 

October 19 -

October 26 -

November 9 - KBC DAYS 2021

November 16 -

November 23 -

November 30 -

December 7 - 

December 14 - 

December 21 -