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Mini-symposium: Science careers beyond academia


The scope of this half-day event is to feature a diverse array of speakers from the biomedical field aiming to inspire participants about their career possibilities outside academia. The target audience are PhD students, postdocs, and everyone who is interested to listen to speakers who have transitioned from academia to a different career path.


The registration deadline is May 24 2019.


Program: Mini-symposium on science careers beyond academia (PDF 745 kB, new window)


12.45 – 13.00 Registration

13.00 – 13.05 Welcome note 

Christine Karlsson, Research School in Stem Cell Biology
Heiko Herwald, Vice-Dean for third-cycle education, Faculty of Medicine

13.05 – 13.35 Industry scientist

Elin Jaensson Gyllenbäck, Senior research scientist at BioInvent, Lund, Sweden

Chair: Diahann Atacho (Postdoctoral fellow, Jakobsson lab)

13.35 – 14.05 Regulatory affairs

Pär Thored, Senior Regulatory Project Manager at LEO Pharma, Copenhagen, Denmark

Chair: Diahann Atacho (Postdoctoral fellow, Jakobsson lab)

14.05 – 14.35 Clinical trials

Kerstin Dahlström, Senior manager Publications and Clinical Trial Registries at H. Lundbeck A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark

Chair: Hugo Åkerstrand (PhD student, Yuan lab)

14.35 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 – 15.30 Business development

Therése Kallur, Director Business Development at BioLamina, Stockholm, Sweden

Chair: Hugo Åkerstrand (PhD student, Yuan lab)

15.30 – 16.00 Science administration

Hocine Mankouri, Scientific Officer at Novo Nordisk Foundation, Hellerup, Denmark

Chair: Giulia Beneventi (PhD student, Bellodi lab)

16.00 – 16.30 Science communication

Ingela Loell, Scientific Writer at Notch Communications, Stockholm, Sweden

Chair: Giulia Beneventi (PhD student, Bellodi lab)

16.30 – 16.35 Closing remarks

16.45 – 19.00 Round table discussions and mingle with speakers

Finger food, Stamstället, BMC H10

Registration to the mingle are on a first come first serve basis. Please note that your registration is binding. Priority is given to PhD students and postdocs.

When and where?

June 11, 2019 at 13.00 - 19.00

Segerfalk Lecture Hall, BMC A10

Organising team

This symposium is arranged by the Lund Research School in Stem Cell Biology.

Christine Karlsson
Christine [dot] Karlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Christine[dot]Karlsson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Claire McKay
Claire [dot] Mckay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Claire[dot]Mckay[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Diahann Atacho
Diahann [dot] Atacho [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Diahann[dot]Atacho[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Giulia Beneventi
Giulia [dot] Beneventi [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Giulia[dot]Beneventi[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Henrik Ahlenius
Henrik [dot] Ahlenius [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Henrik[dot]Ahlenius[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Hugo Åkerstrand
Hugo [dot] Akerstrand [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Hugo[dot]Akerstrand[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)


Magnolia flowers and the University main buildning in background


Bicycle wheel rolled into flower bed