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The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) and Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden present:

Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting
5-6 May, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden

The Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting will focus in the field of small molecule research and personalised medicine. High-level chemical biology and small molecule research has traditionally driven both academic research and commercial innovation partly supporting the pharmaceutical industry. Chemical biology brings forward small molecules that in academic research are important tools to probe and test hypotheses in physiology and some of which may have potential application in medicine.

The recent downsizing of small molecule research within the pharmaceutical industry has been met in the last decade with an increased academic establishment of dedicated supporting infrastructures in both the US and Europe. With the more open-minded and adventurous nature of academic research, such initiatives have the potential to fill some of the gaps in terms of small molecule innovations in industry. However, the Nordic countries are small and the international competition poses a significant challenge for the chemical biology research community as well as the small molecule based infrastructures. Small national networks and units may not be able to offer all cutting-edge technology services needed, and the expertise of the staff is not always utilized to its full potential. Nordic countries struggle to make their voices heard in European and global decision-makings. It is therefore of great interest for all Nordic countries to work together in order to utilize existing resources in the best possible ways. We need to share knowledge and best practices and tighten and expand collaborations between the leading experts in the field.

The event is open to all scientists involved in the field, to further expand the Chemical Biology community within the Nordic countries and to leverage the chemical biology technologies more broadly, allowing more academic researchers to incorporate the search for and work with small molecules into their research in physiology, endocrinology and metabolism, cardiology and other parts of medicine. Therefore, the event will focus in the field of small molecule research and personalized medicine, emphasizing methods, work processes and laboratory practices.

These symposia will promote the development of small molecule research and core unit functions and strengthen the ties between chemical biology researchers in the Nordic countries. In the long term, it will contribute to establishing a stable Nordic research community which will also link to other existing European networks.

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Programme

View the SLAS Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting schedule & directory.

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Scientific Committee Members

  • Thomas Lundback
    Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Carina von Schantz-Fant
    Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, Finland
  • Anne Jorunn Stokka
    The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo, Norway
  • Fredrik Ek
    Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, Lund University, Sweden
  • Krister Wennerberg
    Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, Finland
  • Annika Jenmalm Jensen
    Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Heidi Virtanen
    Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, Finland
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Call for Poster Abstracts

Share your knowledge today!

We would like to encourage you and your colleagues to contribute to the event and share your latest discoveries with the community of academic and industry professionals by submitting your poster abstract before Wednesday, 15 April.

How to submit a poster

Posters can only be submitted via the official SLAS Poster Submission template and returned to the SLAS Europe Office at europe@slas.org before the poster submission deadline Wednesday, 15 April.

Please kindly note, that posters that are not submitted on the SLAS Poster Submission official template will not be accepted.

Download the SLAS poster submission template

Submitted posters abstracts will be presented during the Poster Viewing Tour and evaluated by the independent scientific committee onsite, where the winning poster will be selected and awarded. We would like to invite you to review the submission guidelines before submitting your poster abstract.
We look forward to receiving your contributions for Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting!

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Platinum Sponsorship (1 max) Table top exhibition space + 3 free participants + publicity as Platinum sponsor + possibility to address the audience for 10 minutes during the main sessions + Bag insert + dinner sponsorship (publicity as dinner sponsor, logo on menu, possibility to address the attendees at the beginning of dinner €5,000
Gold Sponsorship (4 max) Table top exhibition space + 2 free participants + publicity as Gold sponsor + possibility to address the audience for 10 minutes during the main sessions + Bag insert €3,500
Silver Sponsorship (Exhibition only) (12 max) Table top exhibition space + 2 free participants + publicity as Silver sponsor + bag insert €2,500

Add-ons:

Best Student Poster prize Prize associated with company and logo: i.e.: "The Company X prize for best Student poster". Company presents prizes to student, with photo opportunity. €500
Best Overall Poster prize Prize associated with company and logo: i.e.: The Company X prize for best poster". Company presents prize to winner, with photo opportunity. €500
Chair drop Literature provided by company is placed on each chair before chosen session. €250
Lanyard Sponsor Lanyards provided by sponsors. €500
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Accommodation

For hotel accommodation, we suggest that you make your reservation at any of the following hotels: