The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) was formed in 1917 and today it is one of the largest providers of private research funding in Europe. The 100-year anniversary will be celebrated with jubilee symposia in six different university cites, including Gothenburg.
The theme of the jubilee symposium in Gothenburg is ”Metabolism – The Foundation of Life” and it will be held on September 28, 2017, at the Conference Center Wallenberg, Medicinareberget. The symposium is organized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in co-operation with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
The jubilee symposium is open to the public.
Detailed information, programs and abstracts can be found at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ website. Registration is mandatory and is done at the KAW website: http://www.kva.se/en/kalendarium/metabolism-the-foundation-of-life
The symposium is divided into six lectures, where prominent Swedish and international researchers will contribute to the discussion of several different topics within the broader field of metabolism. Each lecture will discuss one subject, and they will be introduced with a shorter lecture followed by a main lecture. The head speakers are:
- Dame Frances Ashcroft, professor, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford
- Christina Smolke, professor, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
- Ruth Ley, director, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
- Sir Doug Turnbull, Professor, Mitochondrial Research Group, Newcastle University
- Sekar Kathiresan, doctor, Center for Genomic Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
- Bruce M. Spiegelman, professor, Spiegelman Lab, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
A further six researchers will introduce each subject with a shorter lecture. During the day, Peter Wallenberg Jr, Chairman of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Göran Sandberg, executive member of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg, Stefan Bengtsson, President of Chalmers University of Technology and Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, will also participate.
About The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation annually allocates approximately SEK 1.7 billion to basic research in science, technology and medicine. The jubilee symposia are organized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on behalf of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, together with the host universities. The jubilee symposia deal with six different themes and will be attended by researchers from all over the world.
Read more about the 100th anniversary and the various symposia on the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s website: http://kaw.wallenberg.org/en/foundation/100-years-support-excellent-swedish-research-and-education