What took place in the first weeks following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022? The exhibition “Messages from Ukraine”, based on a book of the same title, is on tour until the end of 2023. The exhibition is based on the short graphic novel “Messages from Ukraine” by Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Professor in public administration, and the Estonian comic artist Joonas Sildre. Focusing on the first dramatic weeks of the full-scale war in Ukraine, the book is based on text messages from fifteen Ukrainians who are migration and integration professionals. The exhibition is on display at the Biomedical Library until 26 January.
“Ask researchers” is a new digital program idea to make research accessible to schools in an inspiring way. By working with shorter presentations and engaging Q&A sessions, we enable both more classes and more researchers/doctoral students to participate, wherever they are! Less preparation and more inspiration!
Recently the Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) at Core Facilities organized the Correlative Array Tomography (CAT) Workshop 2023. The Workshop was designed to bring experts, researchers, and industry together interested in Cellular 3D volume – Correlative Array Tomography to introduce this new technology, stimulate knowledge exchange, and form collaborations.
“It was a fantastic and exciting workshop with visitors from all over the world interested in 3D volume electron microscopy and correlative approaches. No matter where they were in their career, participating in this Workshop allowed them to stay abreast of this new imaging technology, learn new sample preparation and image processing & analysis methods, and most importantly, network with colleagues and make new connections”, says Julia Fernandez -Rodriguez, Head of CCI.
The advisory election for the new head of the Institute of neuroscience and physiology is now concluded. A significant majority of the voters (91.9 percent) approved the Nomination Committee’s proposal to appoint Eric Hanse as the next head. The voter turnout was 53.54 percent. Out of the 136 valid votes, there were 9 abstentions (6.6 percent). Silke Kern and Lars-Gunnar Pettersson each received one vote in the election. The election was conducted electronically from November 21 to December 3, 2023. Following negotiations under the MBL (Medbestämmandelagen, the Swedish Co-Determination Act), the formal decision to appoint the head of the Institute of neuroscience and physiology will be made by the faculty dean.
When the Swedish Research Council presented the grant decisions in clinical treatment research, it was clear that three large research environments in Gothenburg will receive funding. Helena Filipsson Nyström receives just over SEK 12 million for her research environment, which studies the impact of mild nutritional deficiencies in the mother on the fetal brain (the SWIDDICH study). Anna Gordh receives just over SEK 7 million for her research environment GOT-TO-GO, which conducts a clinical treatment study for patients with computer game addiction. Anders Rosengren receives almost SEK 19 million for the research environment surrounding the Lifestyle Tool, with the goal of preventing type 2 diabetes. In addition, two researchers receive project grants: Valdemar Landgren receives almost SEK 1.2 million for a project on testosterone-suppressing drug therapy to prevent sexual abuse, and Helen Sjöland receives just over 1.1 million to its project “Specialized home healthcare for advanced heart failure with digital distance technology”.
Akademiliv returns with longer reporting.
The Vice-Chancellor’s decision is based on the results of the faculty election held in early November, where 77.9 percent of the voters (with a voter turnout of 43.13 percent) supported Magnus Simrén’s candidacy. Magnus Simrén will assume the role of Pro-Dean on January 1, 2024, and the term extends for a maximum of six years (until the end of 2029).
Magnus Simrén is a professor of medical gastroenterology at the Institute of Medicine and a senior consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and also an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, USA.
RESEARCH SEMINARS. The faculty seminar series Sahlgrenska Academy Science Seminars has been running for several years. It’s high time to fill the program for Spring 2024, starting on 1 February.
The seminars are held in Lecture Hall Arvid Carlsson or meeting room Birgit Thilander and digital through Zoom Webinars, Thursdays 15-16, and researchers and teachers within Sahlgrenska Academy are hereby invited to submit suggestions of speakers.
The following may be of interest as speakers:
- Visiting researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy
- Invited speakers (national/international guests, from other Faculties, AstraZeneca etc.)
- Opponents in connection to dissertations
- Speakers from SA (ongoing research projects, new scientific breakthroughs)
- Read more about how to submit an interest of speaker at Medarbetarportalen.
- As a host of a seminar, you can receive a reimbursement for some of your expenses according to a flat rate. See here for more information.
- Here you find available dates
- If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
BY: JOANNA LARSSON
Toshima Parris, Associate Professor of oncology at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, receives SEK 500’000 in research scholarship from the Knut & Ragnvi Jacobsson Family Foundation for a project on triple-negative breast cancer, which is an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of the disease. The group has recently shown that triple-negative breast cancer contains a large proportion of cancer stem cells, and will now try to develop treatments that kill these cells. Blood and tissue samples (tumor and normal samples) are collected from patients with this type of breast cancer, and then examined using molecular techniques. The researchers want to understand why cancer stem cells are resistant to certain treatments and which drugs can work.
Johan Zelano, a professor in neurology at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, has been awarded a half-million SEK research grant from the Knut & Ragnvi Jacobsson Foundation. The funding supports research on register-based monitoring of epilepsy medications, aiming to identify which drugs pose risks of specific side effects for different patients, using registry data. The goal is to enhance safety monitoring through registry information, not only ensuring safer treatments but also making Sweden a more attractive launch market for new epilepsy medications.
As a member, you will have access to a forum where a selection of Sweden’s leading young researchers gather to discuss and advocate for issues broadly related to research and science. The activities are supported by private and public research funders and operated with the assistance of a secretariat. You will, for instance, have the opportunity to engage in research policy advocacy, enhance your skills in science communication for the general public, inspire children and youth to take an interest in science, and grow in your role as an academic leader.
Read more on the Young Acdemy of Sweden website: https://www.sverigesungaakademi.se/en-GB/679.html