Researchers and staff from Karolinska Institutet are contributing to Europe's largest cross-disciplinary gathering place with news of everything from neuroscience to bioentrepreneurship. Carl Johan Sundberg, university lecturer and associate professor at Karolinska Institutet, is the founder and initiator of ESOF.
"ESOF is a unique meeting place where decision-makers, researchers, journalists and the general public meet and discuss research and common worldwide challenges, such as climate change, energy issues and threats from contagious diseases," says Carl Johan Sundberg.
"Karolinska Institutet has a lot to contribute but we are also there to learn."
Among the participants is Danielle Lewensohn, who conducts research and teaches in intellectual property management at the Unit for Bioentrepreneurship.
"Today's researchers must have knowledge of intellectual property," says Danielle Lewensohn, "because they are a part of the growing knowledge economy, an economy where it is no longer just products that compete but where the competition is between minds and labs."
Jessica Norrbom, project manager at the Unit for Bioentrepreneurship, will be conducting a workshop entitled "Free your mind and the rest will follow Use entrepreneurial tools to boost your career".
"The purpose of the workshop is to give researchers and postgraduate students tools that will help them to identify their future career goals. At the workshop, we will be using the entrepreneur as the model for someone who gets things done."
Professor Giorgio Innocenti, from the Department of Neuroscience, is arranging the seminar "Neuroscience, technology and the self-image of man", at which some of the world's most prominent researchers in the field will participate.
"We will be presenting exciting research findings that show that the human brain is slower that those of macaques and chimpanzees," says Professor Giorgio Innocenti.'/>"/>
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