Lab visit from the Ambassador for Japan!

The Ambassador for Japan in Sweden, Noke Masaki, visited Stockholm University, and was given a tour of the olfactory laboratory and the other sensory laboratories at the Psychology Department. 

Qian Janice Wang visited the Lab and presented her projects!

This week we had a visit from Dr Qian Janice Wang!

We got to show her the interactive projects we are working on and she demonstrated some of hers. Turns out we are working on some very similar things!

She also presented her work on multisensory perception, with interesting parallels with her expertise in wine tasting.

Demonstration of our Smell training game at the Museum of Technology in Stockholm

This year’s autumn-break from school was designated ”research break” and the Museum of Technology invited researchers from different fields to present and demonstrate their research.

We attended and demonstrated our Smell training game called Exerscent. The kids, adults and staff took to Exerscent excitedly!

Report from ECRO 2021

The SCI-lab attended the European Chemoreception Research Organization 2021 meeting in Cascais, Portugal. The scientific content included several high-quality symposia, as well as a keynote lecture by Nobel prize laureate Linda Buck. Our team included 12 members, and we presented ongoing work in 9 posters and one oral presentation. Before the ECRO meeting started, we carried out our annual team workshop. This workshop was organized by members of the team and included a variety of professional development activities and a revision of our strategy document. As the pandemic has affected our research in the last two years, the ECRO 2021 signifies to us a gradual return to normal. Back in Stockholm, our efforts are focused on transferring the positive energy from our ECRO 2021 experience into finalizing our work that was presented there. We appreciate the work of the organizers of ECRO 2021, the SCI-lab team members who organized the workshop, and the generous funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation which made our trip possible!

Jonas Olofsson presents at ECRO 2021

 

SCI-LAB workshop 2021

Lab presence at ECRO 2021

Jonas Olofsson gästar Nobel Prize Museums podcast (Swedish)

Jonas Olofsson visits episode 19 of the Nobel Prize Museums podcast to discuss how the sense of smell works. And why some infectious disease (such as COVID-19) can impact the olfactory system and how smell loss may affect us.

Lyssna här (Swedish).

Lab retreat 2020

SCI-LAB usually goes on a retreat in the beginning of fall every year. This year we went to Vaxholm in Stockholm archipelago. We enjoyed the view; the food and we had stimulating workshops to motivate us for the coming year!

This year we worked on our writing, and the process of how to write. We also played with the smells of a nearby forest to further our understanding on olfactory perception.

 

Predictive Coding Talk

Our lab hosts biweekly talks where our members share data and discuss topics and papers relevant to their work. This week Georgios gave a talk related to visual predictive coding.

SCI-LAB at ECRO 2019

SCI-LAB spent the week in Trieste for the annual ECRO conference. Our days has been full of sunshine, good food and interesting chemosensory reserach.

We presented our research at two symposiums and with several poster presentations.

Thomas Hörberg, our postdoc, won the price for best poster for The semantic organization of the English odor vocabulary!