Events: Bioteknikhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 17 Aug 2022 15:38:16 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Half-Way-Seminar-Marta-Tous-Mohedano.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Half-Way-Seminar-Marta-Tous-Mohedano.aspxHalf Way Seminar: Marta Tous Mohedano, Systems & Synthetic Biology<p>Giga, meeting room, Kemigården 1, Fysik &amp; via Zoom</p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​&quot;Production of medicinal flavonoids in yeast</p><strong>​​Supervisor</strong>: Senior researcher Yun Chen<br /><strong>Examiner</strong>: Professor Jens Nielsenhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/cba2022.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/cba2022.aspxEI Nano Community Building 2022<p>Varbergs Kusthotell</p><p>​The annual Community Building activity will take place 22-24 August at Varbergs Kusthotell.Join us, present your work and get the best cross-disciplinary Nano-feedback and inspiration possible at Chalmers! The community building activity includes a broad scientific programme with lectures, a poster exhibition, and discussions in combination with team building and networking.  ​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The event is open to Chalmers employees and invited guests only. </span><span></span><span></span><div>It is free of charge, but all participants need to register. </div> <div><a href="/en/research/strong/nano/events/cb22/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more and register</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Oliver-Konzock.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Oliver-Konzock.aspxOliver Konzock, Systems & Synthetic Biology<p>KB, lecture hall, Kemigården 4, Kemi &amp; via Zoom</p><p>​​​&quot;Genetic engineering of Yarrowia lipolytica for the sustainable production of food oils</p><strong>​​​Opponent</strong>: Lecturer Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Imperial College London, United Kingdom<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Researcher Joakim Norbeck, Chalmers<br /><div><strong>Examiner</strong>: Professor Jens Nielsen, Chalmers</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong><em>Abstract:</em></strong><br />The human population is constantly growing. And so is its demand for food oils. However, an increase in food oil production currently requires the deforestation of mostly tropical rainforests to allow the plantation of oil crops. Because of the massive risks caused by climate change and increased awareness of biodiversity, we need to find alternative ways to produce food oils. <br />Help could come from the tiniest living beings on earth – microorganisms. Microorganisms have been isolated and cultivated to produce a variety of products. A very promising host organism is the yeast <em>Yarrowia lipolytica</em>. One of its characteristics is the ability to accumulate high amounts of fat, making it especially interesting to produce fatty acid-derived products, such as food oils.<br />This thesis explores four different approaches to advance <em>Y. lipolytica</em> as a platform organism for sustainable food oil production. By genetic engineering, we abolished filamentation, an unfavorable behavior in industrial applications. We then altered the fatty acid profile of <em>Y. lipolytica</em> by tinkering with proteins called desaturases to mimic a high-value food oil – cocoa butter. To increase the sustainability of the production, we further explored lignocellulosic hydrolysates (e.g. from wood) as an alternative to feed our yeast. By overexpressing native genes, <em>Y. lipolytica</em> utilized xylose as a carbon source. Additionally, we documented the tolerance of our yeast to inhibitors commonly found in hydrolysates. Finally, we compared urea to ammonium sulphate as an alternative nitrogen source using transcriptomic analysis.<br /><br /></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture-Cecilia-Geijer.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture-Cecilia-Geijer.aspxDocent lecture: Cecilia Geijer, Industrial Biotechnology, BIO<p>10:an, meeting room, Kemigården 4, Kemi</p><p>​​​​​​&quot;Exploring yeast biodiversity for biotechnological applications</p><strong>​Abstract</strong>: <br />Microbial cell factories that can produce fuels, chemicals and materials from sustainable resources will be an important pillar in a future circular and bio-based economy. Thanks to several recent technological advancements including fast and affordable genome sequencing and genome editing through CRISPR/Cas9, we are no longer limited to using model organisms such as baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the job. For example, several so-called non-conventional yeasts are highly efficient producers of lipids, polyols and heterologous proteins. Since the vast majority of yeast species still await isolation and characterization, nature can be seen as an enormous, largely untapped resource for future industrial cell factories and applications.<br /> <br />In this lecture, I will present three different strategies that my research team and I use to find new yeasts with biotechnologically interesting traits, and how these yeasts can be characterized in terms of capacity to convert substrate to product, physiology and genomics. I will also discuss what it takes to go from discovery of new yeast strains to application as cell factories as well as challenges and future directions in this research field.https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Inger-Cecilia-Mayer-Labba.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Inger-Cecilia-Mayer-Labba.aspxInger-Cecilia Mayer Labba, Food & Nutrition Science<p>10:an, meeting room, Kemigården 4, Kemi &amp; via Zoom</p><p>​&quot;Nutritional limitations of a green protein shift with focus on iron</p><strong>Opponent</strong>: Professor Inga Thorsdottir, University of Iceland, Iceland<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Professor Ann-Sofie Sandberg, Chalmers<br /><div><strong>Examiner</strong>:  Professor Ingrid Undeland, Chalmers</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Abstract:</strong></div> <div>A dietary shift into plant-based diets (PBD) to reduce the climate footprint is advocated. Effects on nutrition and health from a modern PBD, composed of replacement products based on protein extracts are however currently unknown. In Scandinavian countries, where cultivation of soy is not suited to the climate, domestic crops such as fava bean have been suggested as having large potential in replacing animal products. In this thesis, fava bean has therefore been selected as a model crop for investigating the replacement of meat in the context of a green protein shift.<br /><br />Analyzing 15 cultivars of fava bean, only one had an adequate estimated bioavailability of iron, and variation in antinutritional contents (phytate, lectins, trypsin inhibitors, oligosaccharides, saponins, total phenolics) was high. Even greater variations were seen in antinutritional and nutritional contents of 42 meat substitutes on the Swedish market, probably explained by differences in processing methods and the accumulation of phytate by protein extraction. Meat substitutes had a high content of phytate and a very low estimated bioavailability of iron and zinc, except for mycoprotein products and tempeh. Also, a high content of salt, saturated fat and dietary fiber was found in meat substitutes.<br /><br />Low theoretical iron bioavailability of extracted and texturized fava bean protein was confirmed in a clinical study. Non-heme iron absorption from single meals in 27 women of fertile ages measured with radioisotope technique was 4.2% from texturized fava bean meal, 21.7% and 9.2% from beef and cod protein meals respectively.<br /><br />Furthermore, fermentation of a fava bean drink for decreasing phytate content, and therebyimprove iron and zinc bioavailability, was investigated. A Pediococcus pentosaceus strain was able to substantially degrade phytate during co-fermentation with a phytase-producing yeast strain. By itself, P. pentosaceus did not have the ability to degrade phytate, which illustrates the importance of optimal conditions as well as selection of suitable microorganisms during fermentation for improved bioavailability. <br /><br />Overall, results show that nutritional consequences of consuming meat substitutes and fava bean is significantly affected by the product, cultivar and processing method used. Substituting meat with products analyzed in this thesis is estimated to markedly reduce the absorbable iron from the diet.<br /><br /><strong>Keywords</strong>: fava bean, protein shift, plant-based, iron bioavailability, non-heme iron absorption, zinc bioavailability, protein extract, meat substitutes, sustainable nutrition, antinutrients, phytate<br /><br /></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Green-Biorefineries-for-protein-bioenergy-and-biomaterials.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Green-Biorefineries-for-protein-bioenergy-and-biomaterials.aspxGreen Biorefineries for protein - bioenergy and biomaterials<p>Chalmers teknikpark, office building, Sven Hultins Gata 9C, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>Welcome to this international seminar where results from the Interreg-project Green Valleys will be presented. In the project Danish and Swedish partners have developed new technology and system concepts for green biorefineries. The seminar involves researchers and representatives from the EU commission, Danish Ministry of Environment, and the Swedish Energy Agency. The seminar ends with a discussion of policy actions for accelerated implementation of biorefinery systems in Denmark and Sweden.​</p><span style="background-color:initial"><span></span><div><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/41a18aa5-d1bc-4e6d-8882-aee358f1fccc"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to the seminar </a><em>(last day to register 2 September)<br /></em><br /></div> <div><span></span><strong>Time: </strong>Thursday, 8 September, 10am-12am. Coffee and tea from 9:30 am.​<strong><br />Place: </strong><span style="background-color:initial">​</span><span style="background-color:initial">Teknikparkens Konferenscentrum. Chalmers teknikpark, Sven Hultins gata 9, 412 58, Göteborg. The seminar will also be streamed on Zoom and YouTube. </span></div></span><span style="background-color:initial"> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div><b>Program</b></div> <div><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial">W</span><span style="background-color:initial">elcome. Moderator: <em>Tomas Kåberger</em>, professor and director Area of Advance Energy</span></li> <li>Pl<span style="background-color:initial">ans and strategies for a transition to g</span><span style="background-color:initial">reen protein and fossil-free energy and materials in the EU, </span><em>R</em><span style="background-color:initial"><em>epresentant from EU commission, tbd</em></span></li> <li>G<span style="background-color:initial">reen biorefinery systems – technology develo</span><span style="background-color:initial">pment and environmental sustainability, </span><em>M</em><span style="background-color:initial"><em>orten Ambye-Jenssen</em>, Dep of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University and <em>Christel Cederberg</em>, Dep of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers</span></li> <li>F<span style="background-color:initial">ood, energy &amp; materials from green biorefineries – Danish and Swedish perspectives, </span><em>U</em><span style="background-color:initial"><em>ffe Jørgensen</em>, Dep of Agroecology &amp; Centre for Circular Bioeconomy, Aarhus University and <em>Göran Berndes</em>, Dep of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology,</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"></span>P<span style="background-color:initial">olicies for shifts to green protein and phase-out of fossil-based energy and materials – introduction from national agencies and discussions, </span><em>L</em><span style="background-color:initial"><em>asse Juul-Olesen</em>, Miljøministeriet DK and <em>Kalle Svensson</em>, Energimyndigheten, SE</span></li> <li>C<span style="background-color:initial">oncluding remarks,<em> </em></span><em>T</em><span style="background-color:initial"><em>omas Kåberger</em>, Area of Advance Energy, Chalmers<br /><br /></span></li></ul> <a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/41a18aa5-d1bc-4e6d-8882-aee358f1fccc">​<img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to the seminar ​</a><br /><br /></div> <div style="font-weight:bold"><div style="font-weight:300"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-weight:700">The agriculture sector needs</span> to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change while contributing to improved food and energy security. Green biorefineries - producing high-quality protein, bioenergy, and other biobased products from grass-clover biomass - receive increasing interest as an option that can deliver towards all these objectives.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700"><br />As grass-clover cultivation</span><span style="background-color:initial"> in areas dominated by annual crops often results in carbon sequestration into soils, the climate benefits from substituting fossil fuels, soy-based feed and other GHG-intensive products are further enhanced. In addition, the grass-clover cultivation results in important co-benefits, such as reduced need for pesticides and fertilizers and improved biodiversity in agriculture. </span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></p></div></div></span><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><br /><strong>More information about the seminar:</strong><br /><a href="/en/staff/Pages/goran-berndes.aspx" style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);outline:0px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /></a><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/christel-cederberg.aspx"><span></span>Professor Christel Cederberg, Chalmers University of Technology<br /></a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/goran-berndes.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Professor Göran Berndes, Chalmers University of Technology </a><br /></span></p> https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/Tandem-WebinarNew-Insulation-Materials-for-High-Voltage-Power-Cables.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/Tandem-WebinarNew-Insulation-Materials-for-High-Voltage-Power-Cables.aspxTandem Webinar – New Insulation Materials for High Voltage Power Cables<p>Online Platform Zoom</p><p>On September 8, it´s time for our online Tandem Webinar – New Insulation Materials for High Voltage Power Cables. Two hot topics will be covered by Christian Müller and Per-Ola Hagstrand.​</p><div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/16198f0a-19c4-4840-af6d-ffbecc02cc85"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register to the webinar​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">Program:<br /></span><ul><li>12 PM, The webinar starts. Moderator: Leif Asp, Co-Director Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science</li> <li><div><strong>Development of Next Generation Insulation Materials </strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>for High Voltage Power Cables</strong>​, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Christian Müller, </span><em style="background-color:initial">Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology</em><span style="background-color:initial">.</span></div></li> <li><div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Hi</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>gh Voltage Power Cables Insulated with the Next Generation of Crosslinked Polyethylene</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial">, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Per-Ola Hagstrand, </span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="background-color:initial"></span>Expert at Borealis Innovation Centre. Adjunct Professor at Applied Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology</span></div></li></ul> <span style="background-color:initial"><div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/sv/personal/PublishingImages/Kemi-%20och%20bioteknik/Tillämpad%20Kemi/Profilbilder%20plan%208/C-Müller.jpg" alt="Christian Müller" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" /><strong>C</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>hristian Müller, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers.</strong></span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">H</span><span style="background-color:initial">igh-voltage direct-current (HVDC) cables are a critical component of tomorrow’s power grids that seamlessly integrate hydro, wind and solar power. <br />This presentation will discuss academic research efforts that aim to develop new materials concepts for the next generation of HVDC cable insulation. In particular, new crosslinking concepts based on polyethylene copolymers, the use of thermoplastic polyolefin blends as well as additives that allow to reduce the electrical conductivity of the insulation material will be explored. Finally, the presentation will reflect on sustainability aspects, which play an increasing role in the development of new HVDC insulation materials.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/PublishingImages/PO-Hagstrand.jpg" alt="Per-Ola Hagstrand" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:258px;height:242px" /><strong>Per-Ola Hagstrand, </strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>I</strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>nnovation &amp; Technology, Borealis AB.</strong></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Polyolefin materials can and will play a vital role in the transition towards a more sustainable society. For example, Germany will use high voltage direct-current (HVDC) power cables insulated with next generation cross-linked low density polyethylene (XLPE) to transfer a vast amount of renewable energy from north to south with minimal losses. <br />This will facilitate Germany’s green-energy transition (“Energiewende”). The presentation will give an overview of the development of next generation XLPE-based insulation material, which can be used up to a world record operating voltage of 640 kilovolt (kV).  </span><br /></div></span></div> <div><br /></div></span></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Precision-Nutrition-Forum-1.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Precision-Nutrition-Forum-1.aspxPrecision Nutrition Forum, 1st edition – Gothenburg:<p>Lindholmen Conference Centre, conference hall, Lindholmspiren 5, Navet</p><p>​Using Multi-OMICs for Data-Driven Systems Epidemiology - Towards Precision Nutrition</p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Scope</h2> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Metabolic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, pose a major burden on public health systems, accounting for most global chronic diseases and deaths. These conditions share complex underlying pathophysiology interacting with environmental, lifestyle, and dietary factors. It is widely recognized that poor diet quality contributes substantially to these conditions, but the mechanisms by which diet influences metabolic health are not well studied. Emerging tools and technologies, including metabolomics profiling, can help elucidate mechanisms underpinning the relationship between diet and metabolic disease. In addition, integrating metabolomics with other omics data is critical to understanding interindividual differences in the metabolic response to dietary interventions. Therefore, OMICs profiling in nutritional studies can elucidate the biological role of diet composition in chronic disease etiology and expand the evidence base of dietary guidelines in the general population. Moreover, a thorough understanding of the molecular links between diet and disease risk could pave the way for precision nutrition, where dietary advice and interventions are tailored to individuals based on their health status, lifestyle factors, social-cultural factors, and genetics and other molecular phenotypes. </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>The goal of the Precision Nutrition Forum, 1<sup>st</sup> edition – Gothenburg​ is to bring together interdisciplinary expertise in nutritional epidemiology, high-throughput omics technologies (genomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, and proteomics), and data science and present the latest concepts and advances in precision nutrition research. The Forum will gather world-leading multi-omics and precision nutrition experts from Europe and the US, with the goal of fostering international collaboration through the Swedish cohort infrastructures and the national Data-Driven Life Science initiative (DDLS). </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><div>​</div> <div>Hosted at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Chalmers scientific organization</strong>: Clemens Wittenbecher &amp; Rikard Landberg</div> <div><strong>External scientific organization committee members</strong>: Marta Guasch-Ferré, Jordi Merino</div> <div><strong>Head of administrative organization</strong>: Mia Gartner <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><strong>Funded by</strong>: Hjärtlungfonden, Chalmers Area of Advance Health Engineering, Cancerfonden and DDLS<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span></span>Registration</h2> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://www.trippus.se/web/registration/registration.aspx?view=registration&amp;idcategory=AB0ILBCgFte5sUtPKDj09p6GN04fDZuvhoRfWEPZ8r1RE1urUpN1SYspV8OeLII4s4g54R5uSs1i&amp;ln=eng" title="Precision Nutrition Forum 2022 registration"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Link to registration</a>, deadline: <strong>2<sup>nd</sup> September 2022</strong><br />   <br /><a href="https://www5.shocklogic.com/sl/1ad8b00"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Link to abstract submission</a>, deadline: <span><strong>12<sup>th</sup> August 2022<br /></strong></span></div> <div><br /><span><strong><span style="display:inline-block"></span></strong></span><a href="https://www.trippus.net/RegistrationPNF2022/online" title="Register for participation via Zoom"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register for participation via Zoom</a>, deadline: <strong>7<sup>th</sup> September 2022</strong><br /> <br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Speakers</h2> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/Bio/Food/Precision_nutritionforum_speakers710.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="Photos of speakers" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></div> <div>From top left:</div> <div>Frank B Hu, Paul W Franks, Marju Orho-Melander, Andrew T Chan, Walter C Willett, Miguel A Martínez-González,<br />Shilpa Bhupathiraju, Rikard Landberg, Matthias Schulze, Qi Sun, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Karl Michaëlsson,<br />Clemens Wittenbecher, Clary Clish, Jessica A. Lasky-Su, Liming Liang, Carl Brunius, Mats Jirstrand,<br />Fredrik Bäckhed, Ann-Sofie Sandberg, Majken K. Jensen, Jordi Merino, Göran Bergström<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Program</h2> <div>Read the <a href="/en/departments/bio/calendar/Documents/Precision_Nutrition_Forum_1-program.pdf" title="Precision Nutrition Forum 2022 Program">full program here</a> (pdf)</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><strong>MONDAY (12 September)</strong></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">13:30-15:45 Towards Precision Nutrition- Improving Individual and Population Health</h3> <div>Session Chair: <strong>Clemens Wittenbecher (Chalmers University of Technology) </strong></div> <div><strong><br />Frank B Hu (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)</strong>: Promises and challenges of precision nutrition in disease prevention and management<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Paul W Franks (NovoNordisk Foundation)</strong>: Clinical deployment of precision medicine for chronic complex diseases – a focus on primary prevention approaches<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Marju Orho-Melander (Lund University)</strong>: The gut microbiome and plasma metabolome in cardiometabolic disease<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Andrew T Chan (Massachusetts General Hospital)</strong>: Leveraging the gut microbiome for precision prevention of cancer</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">15:45-16:00 Break</h3> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">16:00-18:00 Healthy dietary patterns – Understanding underlying mechanisms through OMICs approaches</h3> <div>Session Chair: <strong>Marta Guasch-Ferré (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health) <br /><br /></strong></div> <div><strong>Walter C Willett (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)</strong>: Nutrition epidemiology provides evidence for improving human and planetary health through healthy dietary patterns<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Miguel Ángel Martínez González (University of Navarra)</strong>: Understanding the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet interventions on cardiometabolic risk prevention through metabolomics profiling<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Shilpa Bhupathiraju (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)</strong>: The imprint of ethnically diverse dietary patterns on the metabolome<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Rikard Landberg (Chalmers University of Technology)</strong>: OMICs to understand the metabolic benefits of the Nordic diet and its key components </div> <div><em><br />Questions and Answers</em></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">18:00-20:00 Poster and networking session</h3> <div>Moderators: <strong>Malin Barman (Chalmers University of Technology)</strong> and<strong> Jordi Merino (Massachusetts General Hospital)</strong></div> <div><br />Presentation of selected posters on precision nutrition and OMICs research and infrastructure. Connect with speakers and poster presenters - food and beverages will be available.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>TUESDAY (13 September)</strong></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">8:30-10:45 Deep molecular phenotyping in cohorts and trials - Elucidating the interplay between diet, metabolism, and disease risk</h3> <div>Session chair: Jordi Salas Salvado (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Matthias B Schulze (German Institute of Human Nutrition)</strong>: Deep molecular phenotyping in the EPIC-Potsdam study provides insights into cardiometabolic disease etiology<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Qi Sun (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)</strong>: The interplay between effects of diet and microbiome on the metabolome<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Marta Guasch Ferré (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)</strong>: Metabolic signatures of health-relevant foods and their association with cardiometabolic diseases<br /><br /> </div> <div><strong>Karl </strong><strong>Micha</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>ë</strong></span><strong style="background-color:initial">lsson</strong><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><strong style="background-color:initial"> (Uppsala University)</strong><span style="background-color:initial">: Deep molecular phenotyping in cohorts - Elucidating the interplay between diet, metabolism, and disease risk</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Clemens Wittenbecher (Chalmers University of Technology)</strong>: Metabolomics profiling generates diet-sensitive candidate biomarkers of cardiometabolic disease risk<br /><br /></div> <div><em>Questions and Answers</em></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">10:45-11:15 Coffee break</h3> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">11:15-13:30 Metabolomics applications in nutrition and chronic disease epidemiology- Developing laboratory and statistical methods</h3> <div>Session chair: <strong>Ann-Sofie Sandberg (Chalmers University of Technology)<br /><br /></strong></div> <div><strong>Clary Clish (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)</strong>: Approaches to nontargeted metabolomics and identification of novel compounds associated with diet, disease, and the microbiome<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Jessica A Lasky-Su (Brigham and Women's Hospital)</strong>: Considering exogenous metabolites to maximize understanding in epidemiological studies<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Carl Brunius (Chalmers University of Technology)</strong>: Exploring the Unknown - Metabolite identification and data quality in untargeted metabolomics</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Liming Liang (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)</strong>: Genome-wide assessments of inflammatory markers and interpretable polygenic risk score for cardiometabolic disease<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Mats Jirstrand (Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre)</strong>: Metabotyping using dynamic OMICs data<br /><br /></div> <div><em>Questions and Answers</em></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">13:30-14:30 Lunch</h3> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">14:30-17:00 Towards Precision Prevention – Utilizing OMICs profiling for targeted disease prevention</h3> <div>Session chair: Jessica Lasky-Su (Brigham and Women's Hospital)<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Fredrik Bäckhed (University of Gothenburg)</strong>: The metabolic role and therapeutic potential of the microbiome in cardiometabolic disease<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Ann-Sofie Sandberg (</strong><span style="font-weight:700">Chalmers University of Technology</span><strong>)</strong>: Early life exposures to dietary metabolites in relation to allergy development at 12 months of age<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Majken K. Jensen (University of Copenhagen)</strong>: Proteomics approaches in biomarker discovery for chronic diseases of aging  <br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Jordi Merino (Massachusetts General Hospital)</strong>: Diabetes prevention in the era of precision nutrition<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Göran Bergström (University of Gothenburg)</strong>: Longitudinal and cross-sectional molecular profiling of cardiac and metabolic disease in substudies of The Swedish CArdioPulmonary bioImage Study (SCAPIS)<br /><br /></div> <div><em>Questions and Answers<br /><br /></em></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Rikard Landberg (Chalmers University of Technology): Closing remarks.</h3></div> <br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> ​</h2> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2>https://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/smalltalks-12-sept.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/smalltalks-12-sept.aspxSmallTalks [about Nanoscience]<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, Kemivägen 9, MC2-huset</p><p>​​​Welcome to a seminar in the series SmallTalks [about Nanoscience] arranged by the Excellence Initiative Nano​. Speaker: Marcello Giraldi, doctoral student at Photonics Laboratory, MC2 Title: TBA</p>https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/health/calendar/Pages/34th-Annual-Meeting-European-Society-for-Hyperthermic-Oncology.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/health/calendar/Pages/34th-Annual-Meeting-European-Society-for-Hyperthermic-Oncology.aspx34th Annual Meeting European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology<p>Wallenberg Konferenscenter, Medicinaregatan 20A</p><p>​On14-17 September 2022 the 34th Annual Meeting European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology will take place in Gothenburg with associate professor Hana Dobsicek Trefna from Chalmers as conference chair.  ​​​</p>​​<span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">​​</span><div class="text-normal page-content"><div><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial"><a href="https://www.esho2022.eu/"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Health/Udda%20format/ESHO2022-Flyer_webb.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /></a></span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">Theme</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Research and development in hyperthermic treatment of cancer.<br /><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Conference chair</span><br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/hana-dobsicek-trefna.aspx">Hana Dobsicek Trefna</a>, </span><span style="background-color:initial">associate professor </span><span style="background-color:initial">in the Biomedical </span><span style="background-color:initial">electromagnetics research group at the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br />She is an</span><span style="background-color:initial"> expert in systems and focusing algorithms for microwave hyperthermia treatment of deep seated tumors. Her work aims at clinical introduction of hyperthermia in Sweden, developing an UWB hyperthermia system for treatment of Head and Neck tumors and exploring the possibility of hyperthermia treatment of brain tumors in children.</span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /><span style="font-weight:700">Language</span></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">English<br /><br /><span style="font-weight:700">More information</span></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></span></div> <a href="https://www.esho2022.eu/"><div><span style="background-color:initial">34th Annual Meeting European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology</span></div> ​</a></div> <div class="text-normal page-content"><a href="https://www.esho.info/" target="_blank"><span style="background-color:initial">About European Society of Hyperthermic </span><span style="background-color:initial">Oncology</span></a><div><br /></div></div> ​https://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/smalltalks-26-sept.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/smalltalks-26-sept.aspxSmallTalks [about Nanoscience] Modifiers and Mechanisms of Amyloid Formation<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, Kemivägen 9, MC2-huset</p><p>​​​​Welcome to a seminar in the series SmallTalks [about Nanoscience] arranged by the Excellence Initiative Nano​.Speaker: Nima Sasanian, doctoral Student at Chemical Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering. Title: Modifiers and Mechanisms of Amyloid Formation</p>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Olle-Hartvigsson.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Olle-Hartvigsson.aspxOlle Hartvigsson, Food & Nutrition Science<p>TBA</p><p>​&quot;Maternal and neonatal metabolomes and their associations to immune maturation and allergy in early life</p><strong>​Opponent</strong>: Professor Warwick (Rick) Dunn, Professor of Analytical and Clinical Metabolomics Biochemistry &amp; Systems Biology, University of Liverpool, UK<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Associate professor Carl Brunius, Chalmers<br /><strong>Examiner</strong>: Professor Rikard Landberg, Chalmers <br /><br />https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Marie-Schopping.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Marie-Schopping.aspxMarie Schöpping, Industrial Biotechnology<p>KB, lecture hall, Kemigården 4, Kemi &amp; via Zoom</p><p>“Systems-level characterization of probiotic bifidobacteria - Towards rational optimization of industrial production. “​</p><strong>​Opponent</strong>: Dr. Abelardo Margolles, Dairy Research Institute of Asturias (IPLA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Department Microbiology and Biochemistry of Dairy Products, Spain<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Professor Carl Johan Franzén, Chalmers<br /><strong>Examiner</strong>: Professor Lisbeth Olsson, Chalmershttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Hao-Luo.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Hao-Luo.aspxHao Luo, Systems & Synthetic Biology<p>10:an, meeting room, Kemigården 4, Kemi &amp; via Zoom</p><p>​​​​&quot;Modeling human gut microbiota: from steady states to dynamic systems</p><strong>​​​​Opponent</strong>: Associate Professor Vassily Hatzimanikatis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Professor Jens Nielsen, Chalmers<br /><strong>Examiner</strong>: Research professor Verena Siewers, Chalmershttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Christos-Skrekas.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Christos-Skrekas.aspxChristos Skrekas, Systems & Synthetic Biology<p>TBA</p><p>​​​​​&quot;CRISPR based technologies for high-throughput metabolic engineering of yeast</p><strong>​​​​​Opponent</strong>: Professor Pascale Daran-Lapujade, T.U. Delft, Netherlands<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Assistant Professor Florian David, Chalmers<br /><strong>Examiner</strong>: Professor Jens Nielsen, Chalmershttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2022-Materials-Science-for-Sustainability.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2022-Materials-Science-for-Sustainability.aspxMaterials for Tomorrow 2022: Materials Science for Sustainability<p>Chalmers Conferens Centre, RunAn, Chalmers Campus Johanneberg, Gothenburg.</p><p>​SAVE THE DATE: The topic of the 2022 Materials for Tomorrow will be Materials Science for Sustainability and cover all aspects of the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability, WISE. The event will take place at Chalmers Conference Centre, RunAn, in Gothenburg on 24-25 November with several internationally recognized speakers.</p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation</strong> is investing SEK 3 billion in a new research program, the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE). The aim of the program is to create the conditions for a sustainable society by researching next generation of ecofriendly materials and manufacturing processes. This will also facilitate better technology for energy systems of the future, and to combat pollution and toxic emissions.<br /><br /><strong>More:</strong><br /></span><div><a href="https://www.wise-materials.org/"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">W</span><span style="background-color:initial">ISE web</span></a><br /></div> <div><a href="https://kaw.wallenberg.org/en/materials-science-sustainable-world"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />WISE on the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's website ​</a> <br /><a href="/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Chalmers-part-of-new-3-billion-sek-research-initiative-on-materials-science-kaw.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Major research initiative on materials science</a><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2021.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">P</span><span style="background-color:initial">revious Materials for Tomorrow </span></a><br /></div> <div><br /></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Semhar-Ghirmai.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/bio/calendar/Pages/Dissertation-Semhar-Ghirmai.aspxSemhar Ghirmai, Food & Nutrition Science<p>TBA</p><p>​&quot;Preventing hemolysis as a novel strategy to limit hemoglobin-mediated lipid oxidation in fish muscle</p><strong>​Opponent</strong>: Professor Edel Elvevoll, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Professor Ingrid Undeland, Chalmers<br /><strong>Examiner</strong>: Professor Rikard Landberg, Chalmers<br />https://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/initiative_seminar_2022_ei_nano.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/research/strong/nano/calendar/Pages/initiative_seminar_2022_ei_nano.aspxInitiative seminar - A nano focus on quantum materials<p>Chalmers Conference Centre, company, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>​Save the date for the Excellence Initiative Nano Initiative seminar A nano focus on quantum materials.Read more on the conference page​</p>