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Lectures by the honorary doctors of 2019

Published: 26 September 2019

SLU warmly welcomes everyone interested to attend the lectures held by this year’s honorary doctors. The lectures will take place Friday 4 October in the Loftet auditorium, SLU Uppsala. The lectures will provide exciting insights into topics ranging from hereditary diseases affecting both humans and dogs to climate change in the north. Among the honorary doctors is Sweden's first state architect. The lectures are open to the public and will be webcast.

The popular science lectures start at 9:00 and finish at 14:30, and are open to the public. Five are given in English, two in Swedish, as is evident from the lecture titles.


09:00 Landskapsarkitektur och möjligheter för hållbar samhällsutveckling, Helena Bjarnegård, State Architect, Honorary Doctor of Agricultural Science

09:30 Hur hunden och andra djur hjälper oss att förstå människans sjukdomar, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Professor, Honorary Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

10:00 Coffee/Tea

10:30 Vetenomics: Interdisciplinary tales of rational disease control for developing country livestock, Thomas F. Randolph, Professor, Honorary Doctor of Agricultural Science

11:00 Deciphering the effects of climate change in the north: Let's start with 10,000 lakes, Irena Creed, Professor, Honorary Doctor of Agricultural Science

11:30 Lunch break

13:00 Plant genetics and the future of food, Pamela Ronald, Professor, Honorary Doctor of Agricultural Science

13:30 Commitment toward the public good, Jason Shogren, Professor, Honorary Doctor of Forest Sciences

14:00 Science knows no bounds - a global journey, Natasha Raikhel, Professor, Honorary Doctor of Forest Sciences

The programme is also available in pdf format.

If you cannot attend in person in Uppsala, the lectures will also be webcast (starts 4 October at 9 am). Recorded versions of the lectures will be published after the event.

Read more about this year's honorary doctors, webcast etc. on

We hope to see you there!


Jenny Sälgeback, Academy Steward
Vice-Chancellor's Office, SLU, +46 18 67 10 74+46 70-676 65 96

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