Key-note speakers


Arvid Carlsson

Arvid Carlsson, born 1923: Prof. em. in pharmacology, University of Göteborg, Recipient of numerous sccientific prizes, such as the Wolf Award in medicine 1979 (together with RW Sperry and O Hornykiewicz) and the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine 2000 (together with P Greengard och ER Kandel) “for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system”.
Plenary lecture: Thursday, June 1 at 13:00


Elias Eriksson
Elias Eriksson

Elias Eriksson, born 1956, since 2001 professor of pharmacology at the University of Gothenburg. Since 2016 secretary of The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Member of the Swedish Council for Medicine and Health. Honorary member of the Swedish Society for Biological Psychiatry and the Swedish Serotonin Society.
Plenary lecture: Thursday, June 1 at 13:00


Jaanus Harro

Jaanus Harro, born 1962: 1994-96, Prof. of Neuropsychopharmacology, Dept of Pharmacology, University of Tartu. 1996-98, Prof. of Health Promotion, Estonian Health Project, affiliated to the Department of Public Health, University of Tartu. 1998 – Prof. of Psychophysiology, Department of Psychology, University of Tartu. Member of the Uppsala Royal Soc. of science.
Plenary lecture: Thursday, June 1st at 9:15


Ulf Pettersson
Ulf Pettersson

Ulf Pettersson: born 1942, Prof. em. Medical genetics, Uppsala university. Vice Rector at Uppsala university 2002-08, member of the Royal society of Science, the Uppsala royal Soc. of science and of the Finnish Society of science.
Plenary lecture: Friday, June 2 at 13:00
Moderator Paneldiscussion: Friday, June 2 at 14:00



Adam Bencard
Adam Bencard

Adam Bencard is employed as research curator at the section for science communication at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) and at the Medical Museion in Copenhagen. He has curated a number of exhibitions at the Medical Museion and is currently lead curator on the exhibition project Mind the Gut, winner of the Bikubenfonden Vision 2015 award. Alongside his curatorial work, his research focuses on issues of presence, embodiment, aesthetics, object theory and object-based learning and medical science.
The title of the lecture is: Why objects matter for encountering medical history – practical and philosophical reflections from Medical Museion in Copenhagen.
Plenary lecture: Friday, June 2 at 9:15