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Roger Kornberg

Scandinavia – Sweden and Denmark

8th Apr – 9th Apr 2014

Dr Roger Kornberg visited Sweden and Denmark on the 8th and 9th April 2014, as part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative. There he met young scientists from some of the region’s leading institutions:

  • University of Gothenburg
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Technical University of Denmark

Dr Kornberg also met with academics and researchers from AstraZeneca (Mölndal) and Medicon Village.

This was Dr Kornberg’s first NPII event, and speaking in advance of his trip, he said:

I am delighted to be involved in the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative.  I look forward to meeting some of Sweden and Denmark’s brightest young scientists. I also look forward to discussing innovative biomedical and pharmaceutical research with academics and industry leaders from the region.  I hope to contribute to a mutually stimulating and beneficial event.

Below is a short video showing some highlights from Dr Roger Kornberg’s visit to Scandinavia

Dr Kornberg delivered a fascinating lecture, entitled “The End of Disease” as part of the programme. This, along with the Q&A session that followed was filmed and you can watch it here:

We also filmed a panel discussion, entitled “How to Create an Innovative Environment”, which took place at AstraZeneca Mölndal

And below, you’ll see a selection of photos from Dr Kornberg’s visit to Gothenburg and Copenhagen