Inbjudan av talare till konferensen "Livets Molekyler - Symposium till minnet av Lennart Philipson", Biomedicinskt centrum och Rudbeckslaboratoriet, Uppsala universitet, 2012-09-05--2012-09-0

Tidsperiod: 2012-01-01 till 2012-12-31

Projektledare: Anders Virtanen

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 130 000 SEK

This conference explores how the molecules of life link to the phenotype of the organism. In particular, we focus on the frontiers of the three interconnected topics: developmental biology, neurobiology and molecular infectious biology. The aim is to inspire studies that will expand our basic knowledge of life, to explore the interconnections between these three topics, to strengthen the bonds between four outstanding international research centers, Uppsala University, Karolinska institutet, EMBL in Heidelberg and the Skirball Institute in New York and to promote collaborations and exchange between these centers. The conference will be held to honor Prof Lennart Philipson who was an extraordinary scientist with a scientific vision of exceptional breath. His work and interests spanned over wide areas of research, including virology, bacteriology, chemical biology, developmental biology and neurobiology, to name a few. He had an outstanding scientific career as an experimentalist as well as a scientific community builder and administrator. He was one of the founders of molecular biology in Sweden, and as director of EMBL and the Skirball Institute he reshaped the research organizations of these institutions. Hence the conference will build on his spirits and vision. We hope this conference will open new ways to increase our understanding biological complexity and foster exchange across programmatic fields of modern biology.