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CU4 a Life Science Shake-Up

See you for a Life Science Shake-Up in Hotell Hallstaberget, Sollefteå, on 7-8 February 2023!


Welcome to the "CU4 a Life Science Shake-Up"

- an unorthodox non-conference, which is participants-driven and where all participants can be speakers!


It will be organised as a lunch-to-lunch event on 7-8 February 2023 in the wonderful setting of Hotell Hallstaberget, Sollefteå, and a possibility for winter sports activities, downhill and cross-country skiing as well as relaxing SPA!

The organiser, Coalition Umeå for Life Science (CU4LS), invites all of Umeå's researchers active in different life science fields to join this multidisciplinary event, have a good time discussing science with colleagues and shake up the local life science community!

Our aim is to launch a different type of "come together" that stimulates curiosity and interactions and creates innovative and collaborative constellations. This is strongly facilitated by non-constrained brainstorming!

Keynote speakers

Danielle Wilde

Professor at Umeå Institute of Design (UID)

Martin Rosvall

Professor at the Department of Physics


A well-known secret of every conference is that the most important scientific exchange happens after the formal sessions are over. Those lucky ones, selected for oral presentation by the conference organizing committee, get the exposure and benefit from this exchange the most. The main objective of a “non-conference” format is to reduce the usual emphasis on formal talks and give exposure to as many participants as possible.

Besides two keynote lectures, the program will be self-organised at the start of the meeting, and you will be able to shape it. Every participant will get an opportunity to highlight their favourite scientific problem by giving a 10-minute talk in a parallel session that they chose. How will that work? Easy as one, two, three! Prepare the presentation, post the title of your talk on a Post-it note on a whiteboard of the parallel session that suits you most, give your talk, and meet those like-minded colleagues interested in your ideas downstairs in the bar after the sessions are over!


Programme (pdf)


Registration is closed.


Conference fee - single room: SEK 1700

Conference fee - double room: SEK 1500

Free time activities

Note! Side sports activities (except SPA) are not included in the conference package and should be paid individually.

3-hour downhill ski pass Adult: SEK 230
3-hour downhill ski rental Adult: SEK 250

The trail fee for cross-country skis is SEK 50 / day (rent is possible but limited)

There will be a free course in cross-country skiing given by an internal professional instructor!


Coalition Umeå for Life Science, CU4LS

Organising committee

Barbara Sixt, Research fellow at the Department of Molecular Biology. A representative for the Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and Future Faculty at the Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University

Gabrielle Beans Picón, Senior research engineer at the Integrated Science Lab (Icelab).

Jennie Ekbeck, CEO, Umeå Biotech Incubator

Kate Bennett, Research coordinator at the Department of Chemistry and Platform Manager at the Computational Analytics Support Platform (CASP)

Laura Herzog, Postdoc at the Department of Chemistry. A representative for the Umeå Postdoc Society

Linda Sandblad, Research fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Director of Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM). A representative for UCEM and SciLIfeLab Site Umeå

Maximiliano Estravis Barcala, Postdoc at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU. A representative for the Umeå Postdoc Society

Stefan Björklund, Professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Scientific Coordinator for Chemical Biological Centre, KBC

Teresa Frisan, Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR)

Yuri Schwartz, Associate professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Epigenetic Cooperation Norrland (EpiCoN)

Anna Shevsova, Communications officer for KBC

Contact us

For questions regarding the registration form, registration cancellations and changes, please contact jesslyn@umea-congress.se.

For questions regarding event organisation, please contact info.kbc@umu.se.

Latest update: 2023-02-16