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Early Detection International Webinar: Prof Joakim Lundberg

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For the seventh talk in our international early detection webinar series please join Prof Joakim Lundberg, KTH Sweden.

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For the seventh talk in our ongoing series of international webinars in Early Detection, we are delighted to welcome Professor Joakim Lundeberg, Professor of Gene Technology, KTH Sweden, and Director of the Genomics platform at Science for Life Laboratory.

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Joakim Lundeberg received a professorship in Molecular Biotechnology 2000. Today he heads the division of Gene Technology, part of the School of Biotechnology, KTH, Sweden. He is also the director of the Genomics platform at Science for Life Laboratory that hosts the national infrastructure for massive parallel sequencing center, SNISS. Joakim Lundeberg defended his PhD thesis in biotechnology at KTH in 1993. After a postdoctoral period at the Radiumhospital in Oslo he returned to KTH as group leader.

The research group of Professor Lundeberg is involved in innovative technology development for DNA/RNA analysis. The development of new technologies for DNA/RNA analysis has revolutionized research in the life sciences; KTH’s engineering heritage of which Professor Lundeberg is part has enabled the university to make a pioneering and distinctive contribution to the field. Ongoing activities within Professor Lundeberg’s group stem from a tradition of methods development initiated in the early 90s with manipulations of DNA on monodisperse paramagnetic beads. Solid-phase technology remains a core area for method development in combination with emulsion technology, single cell analysis, whole transcriptome and genome approaches, nanopore technology, FACS etc. This set of new technologies is often used in interdisciplinary research programmes such as in cancer, stem cell and wood biology.

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