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Programme BLAM 2023

13–14 April 2023 in Palaestra

Preliminary schedule

Thursday 13 April

09.00 Workshops
12.00 Registration & lunch
13.15–13.30 Opening
13.30 Plenary I
Ludovic Orlando, Centre for Anthropobiology and Genomics of Toulouse (CAGT), France (external website) – "The genomic history of the domestic horse"
14.30 Poster presentation introductions (1 min each)
15.00 Poster session and fika
16.15 Oral presentation session 1
17.30 –21.00 Dinner and activities

Friday 14 April

09.00 Plenary II
Ellen Decaestecker, KU Leuven, Belgium (external website) – "Phenotypic mediated switches induced by host genotype x microbiome interactions".
10.00 Coffee break and poster session continuation
10.45 Oral presentation session 2
12.15 Lunch
13.15 Oral presentation session 3
15.00 Coffee break
15.20 Oral presentation session 4
16.50 Closing Ceremony
18.00 Dinner

Contact information

Johannes Rousk

Telephone: +46 46 222 37 45
E-mail: Johannes [dot] Rousk [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Sara Winterfeldt
Doctoral student

Telephone: +46 73 038 70 54
E-post: Sara [dot] Winterfeldt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se


All workshops are held on 13 April between 9.00 and 12.00.

Reproducible research & Data management

Led by Dag Ahrén

How to become your own best collaborator. Get introduced to some of the most popular tools for organizing, documenting and sharing your research files and data with your future self as well as the rest of the scientific community.

Publication process and academic career

Led by Eran Elhaik 

The workshop aims to provide PhD students with an understanding of the publication process and the academic world. The first section will focus on the importance of publishing research, addressing questions such as the number of papers needed to establish oneself as a reputable researcher and how to choose the right journal for their work. The second section will focus on life after the PhD program and the steps necessary for climbing the academic ranks, including postdoctoral positions, tenure-track positions and becoming a full professor. The workshop aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the expectations and requirements of a successful academic career.

CVs, Research Funding, and you: Strategies and best practice

Led by John Phillips

Writing funding applications is a key part of any academic career, and presenting your own achievements in the best possible light is very important for many funders. But what do these funders actually look for in your CV? What is essential, and what is irrelevant? At this interactive workshop, you will learn about how CVs are assessed by funding agencies, how best to present your own, and how to consider the requirements from funders when developing your career. The workshop will include presentations and small group work, and you will need to submit material in advance (details will be made available after registration has closed).

Communicate with posters and scientific figures

Led by Inger Ekström and Deepak Anand

We focus on how to learn to make and design a scientific poster, a graphic representation capable of explaining briefly and in a pleasant and light way, a project or a scientific experience. The importance of this type of communication and some useful keys. The focus will be on graphic design, typography and scientific figures. We will use Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape during the workshop.

Ideation: Find new ways and new ideas- with LU Innovation

Led by Lisa Evyr

Are you curious about innovation and entrepreneurship but don’t know how to start? Would you like to see your research become implemented in society? Do you wonder how people come up with business ideas? This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to get started!

During this workshop, you will get insight into different tools and tricks to create ideas, figure out if the idea can work and how you can find your users or customers that can benefit from your research. You do not need to prepare anything before the workshop, nor do you need to have an idea. Join the workshop and get inspired! The innovation developers Lisa Evyr and Peter Franck from LU Innovation are looking forward to meeting you.

Supervising the writing of PhD students and providing constructive feedback

Led by Anders Sonesson, Division of Higher Education Development

The workshop is about supervising PhD students’ writing and giving constructive feedback. It is open to those who are supervising PhD students or planning to do so.