Cutting-edge research with Mats Paulsson Foundation awardees from previous years
In connection with the official announcement of the 2023 donation recipients by the Mats Paulsson Foundation for Research, Innovation and Societal Development, Medicon Village invites you to join us in discovering the achievements of previous years’ grant recipients. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to hear about the groundbreaking results unveiled by these visionary researchers.
Moderator: Sarah Lidé
11:30-12:00 Lunch wrap
12:00-12:05 Welcome by moderator
12:05-12:25 Filipe Pereira: “Harnessing Dendritic Cell Reprogramming for Cancer Immunotherapy”
12:25-12:45 Carl Magnus Olsson & Gent Ymeri: ”Parkapp: Digital tool for Parkinson’s Disease”
12:45-13:05 Julia Valderas Gutiérrez “Low-cost nanowire membranes for highly sensitive biomarker detection”
13:05-13:20 Q&A, Looking to the future.
Speakers and summaries:
Filipe Pereira, Professor – Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University. Cancer cells downregulate antigen presentation to evade recognition by the immune system. This project investigated the reprogramming of cancer cells into antigen-presenting cells to elicit the immune response against tumors. In mouse models reprogrammed cells slowed tumor growth, improved survival, and enhanced responses to immune checkpoint inhibitors, offering a new strategy for future immunotherapies.
Carl Magnus Olsson, Associate Professor, and Gent Ymeri, PhD student – IOTAP Research Center, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Malmö University. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) will affect around 9 million people by 2030, with both motor and non-motor symptoms. The ParkApp project is a collaboration between Malmö University, University of Edinburgh, and KI, and employs digital tools for continuous remote PD assessment. Promising pilot study results involving 30 patients will be presented, including possibilities for future collaborations.
Julia Valderas Gutiérrez, PhD student – Solid-State Physics division (FTF), LTH, Lund University. Semiconductor nanowires exhibit unique light-guiding properties, enhancing, collecting and directionally emitting light from fluorophores. These biosensors detect biomolecules at ultra-low levels, outperforming conventional surfaces tenfold. Aerotaxy, an efficient aerosol-based method, provides a cost-effective avenue for mass-producing quality nanowires. This paves the way for affordable and sensitive nanostructure-based biosensors. Welcome to a brighter future in biosensing!
- When: to
- Where: Room Allvar at Inspira, Medicon Village, Scheeletorget, Lund
- Organizer: Medicon Village in collaboration with Mats Paulsson Foundation for Research, Innovation and Societal Development
- Language: English
Please register no later than Monday 30 October 2023
- Lottie Norrsén