Digital Life conference

Digital Life 2021

The annual conference for the Centre for Digital Life Norway
11 November with public pre-event 10 November – in Oslo and online

The Digital Life conference is over for now, welcome back in 2022!

We welcome all who are already affiliated with the centre; are curious about the centre and are considering to apply for project membership; or just want to learn more about digital biotechnology and transdisciplinarity.

Registration is now closed.

All the talks are streamed, visit the webpages of each part to find the links to streaming.



Morning session


Cross-project meetings to apply for funding of cross-project activities in Toppsenteret Oslo Science Park

The possibility of harvest ing synergies between projects and exchange of competence is one of the benefits of being part of the centre. Examples of such activities could be exchange of competence, methods, small pilot projects, workshops, research visits etc.

We encourage you to schedule a meeting with other Digital Life Norway projects at the conference and apply for cross-project funding from us by 1 December.  

Read more about the cross-project meetings and funding opportunities

Afternoon session

12–13: Lunch in Toppsenteret Oslo Science Park

For participants of cross-project meetings and know-how workshop.


Know-how workshop on IPR in digital biotech in Toppsenteret Oslo Science Park

What is the value that you have created in your work and what strategy should you choose to manage your intellectual property rights (IPR)?

In this workshop we want to make you aware of your own values and IPR and give you the tools to get started on designing an IPR strategy and landscaping your field. The aim is to get you to take ownership of your processes and values. In collaboration with the intellectual property law firm Onsagers and the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO). 

Read more about the workshop and see the programme and link to streaming of the talks

or if you are not attending the workshop


Continue cross-project meetings to apply for funding of cross-project activities in Toppsenteret Oslo Science Park

Read more about the cross-project meetings

Evening session

16–17:Food and beverage outside Forum auditorium Oslo Science Park

For participants of the evening session.
Sign up for food and beverage when you sign up for the evening session.


Plenary event in Forum auditorium Oslo Science Park on how we can strengthen Norwegian biotechnology. With inspiring talks on omics, gender equality and transdisciplinarity

  • The power of statistical omics in biomedicine (tentative title) 
    Sach Mukherjee, PhD, Director of Research in Machine Learning for Biomedicine at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge and Head of Statistics and Machine Learning at the DZNE, one of Germany's major biomedical institutions.

  • The European Commission Gender Equality strategy
    June Lowery-Kingston, Head of Unit for Accessibility, Multilingualism, Safer Internet at DG CNECT in the European Commission
  • From metagenomes to therapeutics: the human microbiome
    Julia Oh, PhD, Associate Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.
  • Digital Life: Trans or Straight? – launch of white paper on transdisciplinarity with panel debate
    Maria Hesjedal and Roger Strand, DLN

Read more about the talks at the plenary event and see the programme and link to streaming of the event

20.30–21.30 Social gathering with food and beverage in Toppsenteret Oslo Science Park

For participants of the evening session.




Data analyses that save lives – science not fiction

Seven young researchers affiliated with the centre will talk about their work at this public event. Their topics cover the COVID-19 pandemic, the brain, cancer, salmon, the microbiome, environmental surveillance and biodiversityThe event is tailored towards a young audience. You may also sign up to watch streaming of the talks online.

See the programme and link to streaming (in Norwegian)

20– Social gathering for participants of public event

Meet one of our projects

1 minute video from 3DLife at NTNU and SINTEF:

Video made for the Digital Life 2021 conference.


Not a project member of Digital Life Norway yet?

Check our new open call for project membership.

The conference is free of charge, but you have to pay for any travel and accommodation yourself. 


NOTE COVID-19: Please follow national recommendation and stay at home if you have any symptoms of respiratory tract infections. Then you may rather watch the streaming of the talks.

Please contact communications adviser Norunn Torheim on if you have any questions.