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Science Today takes the temperature of science in 2022 and invites PhD or Postdoc candidates to present their research and their momentum as emerging researchers.    

The concept investigates the world of science and technology and gives the opportunity for doctoral students, researchers and other enthusiasts or like-minded people with an interest in scientific research to meet and discuss. 

The Nobel Prize awards ideas that shape the world we live in. Science gives us a deeper knowledge of how nature works, and to use this knowledge for  ”the benefit of humankind”, as the founder Alfred Nobel stated in his will.  

In this first occasion we will dig deeper into the world of one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body – the brain.    

Understanding how the brain works has been one of science’s most vibrant fields for a long time. Some of the earliest Nobel Prize laureates were pioneers in understanding how the brain works. Santiago Rámon y Cajal discovered how synapses link neurons, and Ivan Pavlov made foundational discoveries about the mind-body connection through his work in behavioral psychology. Since then, prizes have been awarded to important work on how the brain registers visual input, how our spatial knowledge shapes the brain and how signal substances in the brain alters our mood and behavior. 

At this event we will learn more about brain science today. We have invited two PhD candidates and one Postdoc to present their research to the public. The evening is curated by the Nobel Prize Museum’s Olof Somell, who will tell us more about the Nobel Foundation and well known laureates that have received the Nobel Prize for discoveries related to the brain. 

The evening will end with a networking mingle in Bistro Nobel where a DJ will set the right atmosphere for a late night at the museum. 


Kungliga tekniska högskolan (KTH) 

Dimitrios Voulgaris
doctoral student in micro and nanosystems

 “In my PhD I am generating astrocytes from stem cells, I am going to describe the importance of this specific brain cell type, why it is important, why everyone’s knows about neurons and not so much about astrocytes.   

Karolinska Institutet (KI) 

Maria Lalouni  
– lic psychologist, post doc, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

 “The experience of pain is affected by many aspects, other than the incoming pain signals. Our expectations, mood, social interactions, and behavior play important roles in pain modulation. My talk will specifically focus on self-induced and imagined self-induced pain, and how these two modes can attenuate pain, compared with pain that is externally generated” 

Stockholms universitet (SU) 

 Andreas Giannisis 
– MSc, Ph.D. Candidate, Translational Neurodegeneration Group,  
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

 “Alzheimer’s disease is the number one cause of dementia, leading to loss of brain cells and reduced brain size. Although the brain is separated from the rest of the body by the blood-brain barrier, accumulating evidence supports a yet-to-be-explored link between the periphery and the central nervous system, in relation to Alzheimer’s disease. In my talk, I will show you finding illustrating the role of one of the peripheral proteins, apolipoprotein E, in this link, despite its inability to cross the blood-brain barrier.”


18:00 Talk and presentations
18:45 Discussions
19:00 Networking mingle with DJ

Before and after the conversation, you are welcome to view our exhibitions and visit Bistro Nobel for a glass of bubbly or refreshments. See our evening menu here.


-Tickets for members of the Nobel Prize Museum: free
-Standard ticket: SEK 130
-Standard ticket for students with valid student ID or seniors: SEK 90
-Membership for students and seniors with ticket included: SEK 250
-Membership with ticket included: SEK 395

To purchase tickets, see below.

There will be no refunds once tickets are purchased.

Nights at the Nobel Prize Museum

You are invited to share experiences beyond the ordinary when the Nobel Prize Museum stays open late every Friday evening with programmes that will appeal to all the senses. They will include literary conversations, music, concerts, science talks, tastings and workshops.

As a member of the Nobel Prize Museum, you can enjoy free admission to this and many other activities for one year. Read more about membership here.

Welcome to a stimulating Friday evening at the Nobel Prize Museum.