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April 20, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Hanseatic League of Science (HALOS) and the Helmholtz-Lund International Graduate School (HELIOS) is holding their virtual Knowledge Exchange Workshop on 20 April 2022, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The event will connect life scientists and physicists from the Baltic Sea region to exchange expertise and find common interests. The workshop is the first initiative to develop potential collaborations for EU Co-Fund projects and future HALOS activities.

In the morning, you will learn more about HALOS and HELIOS as well as upcoming funding opportunities. This will be followed by keynote talks from HALOS and HELIOS Scientists. The afternoon will be dedicated to breakout sessions on data science, imaging and dynamics. The aim is to identify possible key topics/questions that form the basis of work packages for the EU Co-fund or HALOS next step proposal.


9:00                 Welcome

9:10                 Introduction HELIOS and funding opportunities

                        Mathieu Gisselbrecht, Lund University

9:40                 Introduction HALOS

                        Arwen Pearson, University of Hamburg

10:00               Coffee break

10: 30              HELIOS and HALOS keynote talks (15 minutes each)


                        “Understanding molecular changes in post-COVID-19 lung tissue, using synchrotron-based spectroscopies”

                        Oxana Klementieva, Lund University

                        “HALOS and small angle X-ray scattering at EMBL/DESY - the analysis of protein structural ensembles as key intermediaries in neuroprotection and transcriptional regulation.”

                        Cy Jeffries, EMBL Hamburg

                        “Synchrotron X-ray micro-CT imaging for resolving complex 3D structural changes in the fibrotic liver”

                        Anja Schmidt-Christensen, Lund University


                        “Nanodevices combining optics and nanofluidics for DNA analysis”

                        Irene Fernandez Cuesta, University of Hamburg

                        Capturing biomolecular dynamics at extreme time scales”

                        Francesca Calegari, DESY Hamburg

                        "Big Data for Science: Challenges and Solutions"

                        Oxana Smirnova, Lund University

12:00               Lunch

13:00               Breakout room discussions (with 15-minute breaks every 45 minutes)

                        Breakout room 1

                        Topic: “Data in sciences and life sciences”

                        Chaired by Anders Sjöström, Lund University

                        Breakout room 2

                        Topic: Dynamics

                        Chaired by Arwen Pearson, University of Hamburg

                        Breakout room 3

                        Topic: Imaging

                        Chaired by Liz Duke, EMBL Hamburg

15:45               Wrap up

16:00               Finish