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Molecular Life Science

Welcome to the jubilee symposium Molecular Life Science to celebrate Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100 years anniversary.




09.00 - 17.10


Aula Magna, Stockholm University



Molecular Life Science

The discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953 marked the beginnings of the still ongoing “molecular revolution” in the life sciences. The first decades unraveled the basic mechanisms common to all life: replication, transcription, the genetic code, translation, and gene regulation. Then came DNA sequencing, eventually spawning the revolution in genomics that we are still experiencing.

In parallel, X-ray crystallography, NMR, and, more recently, electron cryo-microscopy have afforded us amazing insights into the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules. Ultra-sensitive mass-spectrometry helps us chart the proteomes of cells down to the level of attomolar concentrations, and super-resolution light microscopes let us visualize individual protein molecules inside living cells.

Today, molecular life science is progressing at breakneck speed. And there is no end in sight…

Abstracts and more information will be published at this website in due time.

For detailed program, please click here

The symposium is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Registration will open later.


If you have any questions, please contact jubilee-stockholm@kva.se

To celebrate 100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation arranges, in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish universities, a series of symposia in areas where the Foundation has provided substantial financial support throughout the years.