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Welcome to sbe Student Chapter Chalmers

Welcome to the website of Society for Biological Engineering Student Chapter Chalmers. Here you can find information about the society and our partners, our coming and previous events how to become a member (and why!) and of course how you easily can contact us. As a member of this chapter you will be a part of a world wide network, which grants the ability to expand your knowledge in biotechnology, chemistry and interconnected studies, with the opportunity to meet people sharing your interest for biological and chemical engineering. Our student chapter is open for students as well as post docs, professors and anyone with interest.

So what are you waiting for? Join us by clicking here, and let's explore!

Upcoming events

Meet & Greet BBQ with SBE

Come and hang out with the new board of SBE and learn more about what we do! If weather allows we will have a BBQ in Kemigården, if not we will order pizza and stay indoors. Everything will be provided by us, just come and have a great time:)


 

Applications for SBE board 2018/19 now open! (Deadline: 19 Apr 2018)

With spring the end of the mandate of the SBE board 2017/18 has arrived. It’s now time new motivated students take over the opportunity to lead SBE!
With this we are happy to announce the applications for the SBE board 2018/19 open. 

You can apply here till April 19th after which we will let you know about the nominations for specific positions on the board.

On April 13 we will organise a barbecue mingle event where people interested in applying to the board can meet up with the current board and ask all possible questions. Everyone is welcome to join, though.

The annual meeting where the new board will be elected will be held in the evening of April 24. Every SBE member is most welcome to join the annual meeting to listen to the conclusive presentation about the year 2017/18 and also to vote for the new board.

The mandate of the new board starts officially on May 1 2018.
In case of any questions don’t hesitate to chat with us on Facebook or via info@sbe.chs.chalmers.se.

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Open Mic: Women in Biosciences and Bioengineering (20 Mar 2018)

As a team of five young women the SBE board this year cannot overlook the topic of women in biosciences and bioengineering. We understand even though we study and live in one of the best countries to be a female scientist and engineer at, there are unfortunately still many hurdles on the way. 

If you want to hear about the journey of three great women in biotechnology, come and join our open mic on March 20! 

Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, a head of the Chemical Biology division, leads a research group focusing on metalloprotein mechanisms and protein misfolding and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and one of the six women under Chemistry until today.

Dina Petranovic Nielsen, an associate professor in molecular biology, leads a research group investigating cell aging and death using yeast as a model organism. In addition, her group studies biopharmaceutical production in yeast. Besides from being a teacher, supervisor and examiner at Chalmers, she is also a CEO of a non-profit organization Molecular Frontiers.

Sepideh H. Hagvall is an associate principal scientist at AstraZeneca and an adjunct professor at University of Skövde. Her research focuses on tissue engineering and translational science. She also supervises young scientists in the field.

Ps. We hope to see also many men in the audience as true equality, of course, lies in the hands of all.


Date: Tue 20 March 2018
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
Room: KS1 (Chemistry building)
* Light snacks and drinks will be served and the event is free of charge

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Webinar Lunch: Machine Learning in Biotechnology (28 Feb 2018)

What really happens when you mix medications?
How is machine learning involved in drug development?

Find out at the webinar, which will be divided into 3 parts:

1) Together, we will watch a TED talk entitled "What really happens when you mix medications?" by Russ Altman a professor at Stanford University researcher with interest in application of computing and informatics technologies to problems relevant to medicine.

2) Followed by a presentation: "Machine Learning & Multi-Omics Analysis for studying Cardiometabolic Disease" by Dimitra Lappa, a phD student in computational Systems biology at Chalmers with emphasis on metabolomics integration in human gut microbial modelling

3) Lastly, there will be questions and answers session with Dimitra Lappa

About the TEDtalk
Russ Altman, a big data techno-optimist from Stanford, talks about the power of machine learning in drug development and how it helps us to understand adverse medication effects with combination of different drugs. 

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2017
Time: 12:00-13:00
Place: KA (Chemistry building)
*Note: Sandwiches will be provided for the first 40 attendees ! First come, First served :)

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Study Visit at Biology and Biological Engineering Department (14 Feb 2018)

Welcome to our first event of 2018!

Curious about career in science?
Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside Biology and Biological Engineering Department? 
What kind of research are they involved in? What are inside their labs?
Or are you searching for a thesis project? 

Join our study visit to the Biology and Biological Engineering Department, which includes:

  •  Introduction to 4 divisions and 1 infrastructure of the department by representatives from Food and Nutrition Science division, Industrial Biotechnology division, Systems and Synthetic Biology division, Chemical Biology division, and Chalmers Mass Spectrometry Infrastructure (CMSI)
  •  Visiting one of the five facilities with guided tour
  • Time to ask questions

Register now via this form


Date: Wed 14 February 2018
Time/Place: 15:15 at entrance of chemistry building (Kemigården 4) 
Introduction starts: 15:30 at Systems Biology kitchen (6th floor chemistry building)
* The event is expected to end around 17:00.

If you don’t know where systems biology kitchen is, we will be waiting near chemistry entrance at 15:15; else, presentations start at 15:30.

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Ps. the event is free of charge, fika included

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Molecular Frontier: Sustainable Energy (7–8 Dec 2017)

From Dec 6-8 we had the honour to help Molecular Frontiers organise their symposium at Chalmers on the topic of Sustainable Energy.
Our main task was to organise a quiz-dinner to around 200 Swedish high school students and it turned out great fun !

About Molecular Frontiers:
"Started in 2006, Molecular Frontiers operates as a non-profit organization, hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Its Scientific Advisory Board, a group of eminent scientists including many Nobel Prize laureates, represent expertise from a wide range of molecular science disciplines"
For more information, visit official website
 

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Open Mic: Supporting roles in science (13 Dec 2017)

Our experts will guide you through 'supporting roles' in science including the company and facility offering services to facilitate research.
In a relaxed environment, we will listen to two speakers talking about their journey.

First, Kristina Runeberg, a site head and Senior Director in Business Development at Takara Bio Takara Bio Europe AB, will talk about her experience in the company. 

Takara Bio Europe is a customer-oriented organization offering innovative products for the life science research market. The company is committed to improving the human condition through biotechnology through three primary areas of focus; developing research tools for the life sciences, gene therapy, and nutraceuticals. 

Then, Massimo Micaroni, an expert in electron microscopy, will talk about his role as a member of Centre for Cellular Imaging. 

Centre for Cellular Imaging is a part of the National Microscopy Infrastructure offering services in advanced light microscopy focusing on the imaging of biological events at the cellular/molecular level of fixed or living cells or tissue and is open to all researches.

Date: Wed 13 December 2017
Time: 17:30
Place: Entrance of chemistry building (Kemigården 4)

Please come and join us for an inspirational evening.
Let’s explore!

Ps. Light snacks and drinks will be served and the event is free of charge.

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Webinar Lunch : How your belly controls your brain? (30 Nov 2017)

Have you ever feel hangry? angry or annoyed when you are hungry? Is it possible for your belly controls your mood?

Find out at the webinar, which will be divided into 3 parts:

1) Together, we will watch a TED talk entitled "Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain?" by Ruairi Robertson a researcher with particular expertise in the gut microbiome (Former Fulbright Scholar 2015/16 to Harvard University).

2) Followed by a presentation: "GUT MICROBIOTA - in sickness and in health" by Louise Mannerås Holm, a researcher from Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at Gothenburg University

3) Lastly, there will be questions and answers session with Louise Mannerås Holm.

About the TEDtalk
Our bellies and brains are physically and biochemically connected in a number of ways, meaning the state of our intestines can alter the way our brains work and behave. Hence, Ruairi Robertson is passionate about the link between our bellies and brains. His research is examining how our intestines and the microbes within them can influence both physical and mental health, and most importantly how our diets influence this relationship

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Time: 12:00-13:00
Place: KA (Chemistry building)
*Note: Sandwiches will be provided for the first 40 attendees ! First come, First served :)

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Study visit at Mölndal Hospital (1 Nov 2017)

Are you interested in research at the hospital?

SBE is arranging a study visit to Mölndal Hospital.
This is a chance to get a tour of the labs in the newly built R building and hear about the ongoing research from the department.

Program:
1) Short presentations:
* Roy Tranberg will present about GAIT analysis for physiotherapy and orthopedic research
*Daphne Hingert will talk about her research on stem cell based therapy for lower back pain and her experience as a PhD student after Masters at Chalmers
2) A tour of the Lundberg Laboratory for Orthopedic Research

Date: Wed 1st November 2017
Time: 15:30-17:00
Place: Göteborgsvägen 31, Lundberg Laboratory for Orthopedic Research, R-huset, Plan 7
Capacity: 20 seats 
Deadline for registration: Mon 30 October 2017 11:59 PM

Register here 
* Seats are reserved for the first 20 registered participants
** Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to Mölndal Hospital

Here is more information about R building: https://www.akademiliv.se/en/2017/09/43389/

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Academic Open Mic: Bioentrepreneurship (12 Oct 2017)

SBE is excited to invite you to our first Academic Open Mic event of the year! 

Have you ever wondered how and why does one build her/his own biotechnology company? Why are we almost never told about this in our lectures? 
Then this open mic event is something for you as we have chosen a special topic for it -- biotentrepreneurship! In a very relaxed environment we will listen to three speakers about their journey in this field.

First we will hear Professor Jens Nielsen talk about leading pioneering research in his field while founding many companies such as Fluxome A/S, Metabogen AB, Biopetrolia AB and being a member of several scientific advisory boards in USA and EU. 

Secondly Charles Reed will reveal some secrets behind the successful Gothenburg-based bioprinting start-up CELLINK. 

We have also invited Margit Mahlapuu, a researcher at Sahlgrenska Academy and the CSO of Promore Pharma and founder of ScandiCure AB. 

Please come and join us for an inspirational evening.
 
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Webinar Lunch: Should you be able to patent a human gene? (15 Sept 2017)

Check out the TED talk we watched during the event: https://www.ted.com/talks/tania_simoncelli_should_you_be_able_to_patent_a_human_gene 
Special thanks to Peter Deakinan innovation Advisor at Chalmers University of technology, for the informative presentation about patenting situation in Europe in comparision to the US.

Hope to you again in our next event :) 
 
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Get to know SBE & iGEM (1 Sept 2017)

Thank you everyone for attending our first event of the new academic year !
Please see attached our Power Point presentation.

See you in our next event :) 
 
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Power Point Presentations from the study visit at Institution of Biology and Biotechnology

For those who could not come today, here are the presentation slides from the Chemical Biology, Food and Nutrition Science, Industrial Biotechnology, and Systems & Synthetic Biology divisions.

Thank you all the participants at the study visit.
Hope to see you again next time :)
 
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STUDY VISIT AT INSTITUTION OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Hello everyone!

We still have room for more people on the study visit at the Institution of Biology and Biotechnology, the 10th of may (10/5). It starts at 15.30 with an introduction of the different parts of the institution, at the Sysbio kitchen. Then, you get to visit one of the following insitutions: Food and Nutrition Science, Industrial Biotechnology, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Chemical Biology. 

If you can find the kitchen, we'll meet you at the entrance of the chemistry building 15.15. 

Sounds fun? Join by filling in this form: https://sv.surveymonkey.com/r/BMV9FS9
You will get an e-mail as conformation that we received your registration!

Where: Entrance of the Chemistry building
When: 15:15, 10th of may, wednesday, 2017
 
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Note this is a cojoint event with the old and the new board of SBE!
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Annual SBE meet, 25th of april 2017 (POSTPONED)

The annual SBE revision meeting will occur at the 25th of april (Postponed), on which we will assess everything done from the current point from the point of our election last year. 
Furthermore, there will be an election of the new board directly afterward the review! So attend the meeting to both review the happenings of 2016/2017 and behold the election of a new board!
 
Where: KB (Lecture hall, Chemistry house)
When: 17:30, 25th of april, tuesday, 2017
 
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REMINDER: Interested in applying for the next board of SBE? DUE DATE 16TH OF APRIL!

If you are interested in applying for SBE, then please consider reading the below instructions! Additionally, there is no need to able to speak Swedish, as the official language of the association is English!

To apply: Fill the google form below or email INFO@SBE.CHS.CHALMERS.SE

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Here you have a link to the google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJC8_Rqb86EKNVdC6PbkyrQm64dgAEMgjuji5Jt2gT8xI2UQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Interested in applying for the next board of SBE?

If you are interested in applying for SBE, then please consider reading the below instructions! Additionally, there is no need to able to speak Swedish, as the official language of the association is English!

To apply: send the transcript with necessary answers via email to the adress below!

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If you want to chill with the board and have an ample oppurtunity to ask us questions, please check out our event: you can locate the Facebook event here for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654973534812281/

Academic Open Mic Night

Welcome to attend our ACADEMIC OPEN MIC NIGHT!

Academic Open Mic Night is a evening event where you get a chance to talk to PhDs, scientists, professors in a more relaxed environment. We have invited three speakers for the night, see below. Take the chance to listen to them talking about their science and talk to them about their career. 

We'll be serving snacks, soft drinks and give you all a perfect opportunity to mingle with our speakers and each other. No previous knowledge is needed, just an interest for biological or chemical engineering! The event is free of charge!

JOAKIM NORBECK
Researcher working at the System and Synthetic Biotechnology department of Chalmers.

PER THORÉN
Projekt Leader and Operative Chief of Molecular Frontiers at Chalmers. 

ADIL MARDINOGLU
Assistant Professor at Systems Biology, Specialising in Metabolic Pathways. 

When: Tuesday 4/4
Time: 17:30
Where: The Entrance of the Chemistry Building, Chalmers

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You can locate the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435882550137483/

Webinar Lunch - What will humans look like in 100 years?

Dear all,
 
We would like to invite you to the fourth webinar lunch, hosted by SBE 2016/2017!

Where? KA, lecture hall in the Chemistry building
When? Twelve O'clock, wednesday 22nd of February

"We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals — futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we'll have to transform our own bodies if we hope to explore and live in places other than Earth."

To tackle this, accompany us in SBE wednesday of 22nd of february in watching and discussing this novel TEDtalk, performed by the futurist Juan Enriquez! 

In addition to an interesting TEDtalk, we will serve sandwiches and soft drinks; first come, first serve! 
No previous knowledge is needed!

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You can locate the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/211945245943768/

Academic Open Mic Night

Welcome to attend our ACADEMIC OPEN MIC NIGHT!

Academic Open Mic Night is a evening event where you get a chance to talk to PhDs, scientists, professors in a more relaxed environment. We have invited speakers for the night, see below. Take the chance to listen to them talking about their science and talk to them about their career. We'll be serving mingle snacks, soft drinks and give you all a perfect opportunity to mingle with our speakers and each other. No previous knowledge is needed, just an interest for biological or chemical engineering! The event is free of charge!

JOAKIM NORBECK

TORBJÖRN LUNDH

AND MORE...


(Please see our facebook event for more information, about the speakers and the actual event, in the link below) 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2192340244325418/

When: Tuesday 1/31
Time: 17:30
Where: The Entrance of the Chemistry Building, Chalmers

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Academic Open Mic Night

Welcome to attend our ACADEMIC OPEN MIC NIGHT!

Academic Open Mic Night is a evening event where you get a chance to talk to PhDs, scientists, professors in a more relaxed environment. We have invited two speakers for the night, see below. Take the chance to listen to them talking about their science and talk to them about their career. We'll be serving mingle snacks, soft drinks and give you all a perfect opportunity to mingle with our speakers and each other. No previous knowledge is needed, just an interest for biological or chemical engineering! The event is free of charge!

CYRIELLE BONZOM
PhD student working at the Industrial Biotechnology department of Chalmers.

BENJAMÍN JOSÉ SACHEZ BARJA
PhD student working at the System Biology department of Chalmers.

VIKTOR AHLBERG GAGNÉR
PhD student working at the department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg.


When: Tuesday 6/12
Time: 17:30
Where: The Entrance of the Chemistry Building, Chalmers

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LifeScience Monday Seminar

Tip from the board!

Don't miss the LifeScience Monday Seminar 28/11 (this monday).
Dr. Oliver Aalami from Stanford University will be there to talk about his research. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery and he focus on health information technology and device development. He has during his carrier developed plenty of techonology and processes, moving the field forward.

There will be sandwiches and soft drinks, first come first serve.

Don't miss this opportunity!

Webinar Lunch - How to read the genome

Dear all,
 
We would like to invite you to the third webinar lunch, hosted by SBE 2016/2017!

Where? KA, lecture hall in the Chemistry building
When? Twelve O'clock, wednesday 9th of november

"Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, as scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini shows us, we have the power to read this complex code, predicting things like height, eye color, age and even facial structure — all from a vial of blood. And soon, Sabatini says, our new understanding of the genome will allow us to personalize treatments for diseases like cancer. We have the power to change life as we know it. How will we use it?"

To tackle this, accompany us in SBE next wednesday in watching and discussing this novel TEDtalk, performed by the scientist and entreprenuer Riccardo Sabatini! 
In addition to an interesting TEDtalk, we will serve sandwiches and soft drinks; first come, first serve! 
No previous knowledge is needed!

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You can locate the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1119738891466447/ 

Academic Open Mic Night 2016-10-13

Dear all,
 
We just wanted to share that you can browse through our photographs from our recent Academic Open Mic Night though this link

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SBE PR 2016/2017

Webinar Lunch - Gene Editing

Dear all,
 
We would like to invite you to the second webinar lunch, hosted by SBE 2016/2017!

Where? KA, lecture hall in the Chemistry building
When? Twelve O'clock, wednesday 21th of september

"CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever."
More than anything, the technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? 

To tackle this, accompany us in SBE next wednesday in watching and discussing this novel TEDtalk, performed by the science journalist Jennifer Kahn! 
In addition to an interesting TEDtalk, we will serve sandwiches and soft drinks; first come, first serve! 
No previous knowledge is needed!

Cheers!

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You can locate the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664022280579788/ 

Healthy Ageing Symposium at Chalmers, August 30 and 31!

Dear all,
 
There will be a big symposium at Chalmers in August. For info, please read the message below from the head of organization, Dina Petranovic.
 
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The Area of Advance Life Science Engineering (LSE) and Molecular Frontiers have teamed up and prepared an LSE Initiative Seminar/Molecular Frontiers Symposium “Healthy Ageing: from microorganisms to humans”.
We have the world-leading scientists in this area (including the new Chalmers Jubilee Professor, Valter Longo) and besides the lectures we will also have a discussion forum that will be led by Dr. Mene Pangalos, Head of the Innovative Medicines at AstraZeneca.
 
The conference is FREE of charge and will be held in RunAn, over two days (August 30 and 31). We will also serve two refreshments and a lunch, on both days.  
Please register as soon as possible, as the spots are limited, (click on register to directly access the participation page), and feel free to forward this information to colleagues who might be interested! Moreover, for further information and another link to register for the symposium at this webpage:

http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/events/Healthy-Ageing-Seminar/Pages/default.aspx
 
Have a nice summer and hope to see you all at the Symposium!
 
Best wishes,
Dina and the SBE board of 2016/2017

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Image source: http://www.chalmers.se/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Livsvetenskaper/Healthy%20Ageing%20750.jpg

WESTPRIDE parade with the Chalmers student union!

We know this is on a bit of short notice, nevertheless are we excited to tell you, that we are going with the Chalmers student union to celebrate the gothenburg west pride today! <3 <3 <3

Oh, and if you want to see us, the event starts at 15:00 at Götaplatsen!

Cheers and lots of love to you all!!!

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You locate the event at Facebook through: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567853240174253/

Image source: https://www.facebook.com/chalmersuniversityoftechnology/photos/a.432434111538.223563.115537641538/10153263284476539/?type=3&theater

WEBINAR - Body parts on a chip!

Welcome to the first Webinar Lunch with the new board!

"It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years." Could body parts on a chip be the solutions for this problem?

We'll be serving sandwiches and watching the Ted Talk-clip where Geraldine Hamilton, Ph.D. in cell biology/toxicology, shows how her lab creates; organs and body parts on a chip. Afterwards we'll be discussion the clip together. No previous knowledge is needed! 

See you on wednesday!

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You locate the event at Facebook through: https://www.facebook.com/events/266337660368464/

PICTURES FROM ACADEMIC OPEN MIC NIGHT

Thank you all for a wonderful night! Check out the pictures, you can find them here!

THE BOARD OF 2016/2017 IS ELECTED

We would like to present OUR NEW BOARD OF 2016/2017!

They were all elected on our Annual General Meeting last Wednesday. Don't they look fantastic? :D

President: Johanna Tingvall Gustafsson
Treasurer: Erik Söderberg
Program Committee: Carl Andersson, Sebastian Bergman, Elin Johansson & Amanda Olmin.

We're looking forward to an amazing year!

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 27th of April 17:30 we are gathering in lecture hall KB in the Chemistry Building at Chalmers University of Technology for our Annual Meeting 2016. The agenda for the meeting has been sent in an e-mail.

See you at the meeting,
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ACADEMIC OPEN MIC NIGHT 21st OF APRIL

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