Main event Oslo Life Science 2020: Life sciences in the next decade
Welcome to the Oslo Life Science Conference 5-year anniversary where we look ahead into the new decade. What will life sciences bring us in 2020–2030? What is the role of artificial intelligence (AI)? What are the visions for academia, hospitals and industry in a rapidly changing world where we need sustainable solutions? How can Oslo and Norway strengthen its position as a leading life science hub in Europe?
Target groups: researchers, students, bureaucrats, businesspeople, investors and politicians.
Reception hosted by the City of Oslo in Oslo City Hall after the main event.
The doors open at 14.00. The programme starts at 14.30.
Programme with speakers and tentative titles for their talks
Session 1: Welcome and the importance of AI and Horizon Europe for life sciences in the next decade
Opening speech – value creation through digitalisation in life sciences – how to utilise Norwegian advantages
Paul Chaffey, State Secretary to the Minister of Digitalisation (Conservative Party)
Welcome – visions for life science research, education and innovation at UiO and the importance of the new life science building that is ready for use in 2024
Svein Stølen, PhD
How to use AI to improve patient care and accelerating medical research
Rabia Khan, PhD MBA
Chief of Translational Medicine, Sensyne Health, UK
Faster and safer cancer prognostics with AI
Håvard E. Danielsen, PhD
Improving AI with cutting edge brain research – an interdisciplinary approach
Marianne Fyhn, PhD
How to prepare for Horizon Europe – the €100 billion next EU research and innovation framework programme 2021–2027? The ERC in EU Framework Programmes: bringing value from bottom-up research in life sciences
Philippe Cupers, PhD
Head of the Life Sciences unit (ERCEA.B.3), European Research Council (ERC) Executive Agency
Session 2: Value creation in life sciences and collaboration across disciplines and sectors in the next decade
New opportunities for collaboration between big pharma and academia in White City Campus in London – a role model for Oslo Science City?
Mark Toms, Dr.
Medical Director & Chief Scientific Officer, Novartis UK
The need for innovation in health care – success stories and success factors and opportunities at BII also for Oslo-based researchers and entrepreneurs
Hervør Lykke Olsen, PhD
Senior business developer, BioInnovation Institute (BII), Denmark
New trends in innovation and collaboration in health-related and environmental life sciences – why are Nordic actors attractive partners for Fraunhofer?
Claus-Dieter Kroggel, PhD
Head of Central Office, Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences, Germany
Pitches from UiO:Life Science's convergence environments, projects in UiO:Life Science's innovation programme for health related life sciences SPARK Norway and industry in Oslo
Future models for diabetes research by using new strategies for stem cell differentiation – collaboration between medicine, musicology and physics
Hanne Scholz, PhD
Leader of the convergence environment Artificial Biomimetic systems – the Niche of Islet Organoids (ABINO), PI in the convergence environment Organ on a chip and Vice Director of the Centre of Excellence Hybrid Technology Hub
Empowering cancer immunotherapy with AI
Jenny-Ann Malmberg, PhD
Software Development Manager, NEC Oncoimmunity
The list of pitches will be completed after the new projects in have been admitted to UiO:Life Science's innovation programme SPARK Norway 31 January 2020.
Session 3: The future of Oslo as a life science hub
Conversation between Carl Henrik Gørbitz, director of UiO:Life Science, and the new UiO:Life Science Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). We will get their interdisciplinary perspectives on what they have heard throughout the event and how they see Oslo as a hub for life science-related activities in the years to come. Members of the SAB:
- Sirpa Jalkanen, Professor of Immunology, Academician, Director of MediCity, University of Turku, Finland
- Jari Koistinaho, Director of Neuroscience Center, Helsinki Institute of Life Science, University of Helsinki and Professor of Regenerative Medicine, University of Eastern Finland
- Melissa Parker, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Laurence D. Hurst, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics and Director of the Milner Centre for Evolution Department of Biology and Biochemistry, The University of Bath
19.00 Reception hosted by the City of Oslo in Oslo City Hall
Pictures and videos from the main event in 2019
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