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MBG early career seminars

With this series of talks, we would like to familiarize members of MBG with research activities done in different sections and groups. We are happy to give the floor to postdocs and listen to their perspective. We hope that it will spark interest and foster networking and collaboration across the department.

The “MBG Postdoc Seminars” are organized jointly by the Postdoc Association and the seminar committee. The purpose of the series is both to stimulate scientific interactions within the department and to provide a possibility for professional development for postdocs.

The event is open to all, not just postdocs. 

Each speaker will have 15 minutes to present their research, followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience. The research interests in MBG are very broad and the speakers are therefore encouraged to introduce the topic relatively broadly and highlight the key motivations and outcomes of their research. The seminar will also cover the techniques and methods the presenters specialize in, and which techniques they would like to use to complement their research.


Why is this only for postdocs and not PhD students?” – There are many events arranged specifically for PhD students, whereas there are relatively few for postdocs. For now, we will mainly feature postdoc speakers although this may change (see next point).

I don’t like the time/format/place. Can it be changed?” – We will run the first two seminars using this format and then evaluate before arranging the seminars for the spring semester.

I am a postdoc, and I would like to present even though I do not have a finished story. Can I present?” – Definitely! The seminars are also intended as a mechanism for gaining feedback from your peers, which is more useful before the work is finished. Contact one of the organizers to let us know you would like to present!

We have two exciting seminars in the MBG Early Career Seminar series coming up on Wednesday 29 May in NUCLEUS:

Emil Laust Kristoffersen
RNA-catalysed rolling circle synthesis as a potential prebiotic replication system

Kien Lam Ung
Substrate transition during transport defines herbicide selectivity in PIN-FORMED auxin transporters

We have two exciting seminars in the MBG Early Career Seminar Series coming up on Wednesday 31 January 2024 at 14:00 in NUCLEUS.

Andrea Moreno
Interrogating forgetting in vivo: an optogenetic, electrophysiological and behavioural approach

Seandean Lykke Harwood
Understanding and finding applications for conformation-changing proteins