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Attend a lecture with this year’s honorary doctors in 2023

Attend a lecture with this year’s honorary doctors in 2023

How are concepts like “white” used in art, literature, and film, and what do the basic processes that control cell division look like? These are the topics on which some of this year’s honorary doctors will lecture when they appear during the fall semester.

Honorary doctorates from Stockholm University 2023: Janet M. Thornton, Peter Sarnak, Susan Leung, Susan Vroman, Jan Ellenberg, Jim Albrecht, Janet Gornik, Ian Brooks, Burke Hacker, Richard Dyer. Image: EMBL-EBI, New York Image, Peter Johnson, private, EMBL, private, City University of New York, private, Lorenz Boustedt, Greg Funnell

Stockholm University will appoint ten honorary doctors in spring 2023 in the fields of humanities, law, social sciences and natural sciences. They have all contributed in a distinctive way to research and teaching at the University. On September 29, they will be inducted at the university’s confirmation and promotion ceremony at Stockholm City Hall. In connection with the promotion, several honorary doctors will hold open lectures and seminars.

Ian Brooks. Image: private

Arctic sea ice monitoring

Ian Brooks, a professor at the University of Leeds in the UK, is a leading expert on the exchange of energy, gases and molecules between the ocean and the atmosphere. He works mainly with field observations, for example over the open sea under high winds or Arctic sea ice, but also with the evaluation and development of numerical climate and weather models. On September 28, he chaired a scientific symposium on the topic “Between sea ice and clouds – measuring the atmosphere in the Arctic.”

Prominent cinematographer

Richard Dyer is Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London. Since the 1970s, he has been one of the most important international film scholars and a pioneer in representation research with a focus on gender, race, sexuality, and ethnicity in both television and film. On October 3, he gave a lecture on how the term “white” is used in art, literature, and film: “Why are pink people called white?” Examples that will be discussed include the stage play The Day of Absence, the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough and many Hollywood melodramas.

Jan Ellenberg. Photo: Impel

World-famous molecular cell biologist

On September 29, Dr. Jan Ellenberg, world-renowned molecular cell biologist, will give a lecture on the topic “Imaging the molecular processes of cell division across scales.” He will present his research group’s progress in studying the protein networks and individual protein complexes that drive one of life’s fundamental processes, cell division, in human cells and early mammalian embryos.

Increases understanding of the structure of proteins

Janet M. Thornton. Photo: EMBL-EBI

Presented by Janet M. Thornton, a professor at the European Bioinformatics Institute in the United Kingdom, has made significant contributions to structural bioinformatics by increasing our fundamental understanding of the structure and function of proteins and how they contribute to disease and aging. On September 29, she will give a lecture at SciLifelab on the topic “Computational enzymes – identification of catalytic units and prediction mechanisms”.

Opening of lectures and seminars with 2,023 honorary doctors

Ian Brooks: “Between sea ice and clouds – measuring the Arctic atmosphere”
time: September 28 at 14.15 – 15.15
place: C609 Rossbysalen, MISU, Svante Arrhenius väg 16C, 6tr

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Janet Thornton: “Computational Enzymology – Identification of Catalytic Modules and Prediction Mechanisms”
time: September 29 at 10.00 – 11.00
place: Gamma Lunch Room 2, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23, Solna
Be there 10 minutes early, as the entrance to the venue has security barriers.

Jan Ellenberg: “Imaging the molecular processes of cell division across scales.”
time: September 29 at 10 – 12.00
place: P216, Arrhenius Laboratory, Svante Arrhenius väg 20A

Richard Dyer: “Why do we call pink people white?”
time: October 3 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
place: JMK Hall, Karlwagen 104, 4th floor

Read more about the 2023 Honorary Doctors.

Installation and promotion celebration 2023.

Last updated: September 13, 2023

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