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EUROPA - Research and Innovation: Health & Life Sciences
On 12 July, biopharma SMEs and IT SMEs are invited to a matchmaking lunch at Heidelberg’s Technology Park.
Up 15 biopharma companies can pitch their project ideas and needs, followed by the presentation of up 15 IT companies highlighting their services and references.
The matchmaking with potential partners will be facilitated by a 1:1 speed-dating format. PERMIDES (Personalized Medicine Innovation through Digital Enterprise Solutions) is a H2020 project organized by 3 biopharma and 3 IT clusters from Germany, Austria and Norway.
The project aims at bringing together European SMEs from the biopharmaceutical and IT sector to develop of novel digital solutions addressing challenges along the biopharma value chain.
Biopharma SMEs can benefit from innovation vouchers with a value of up to EUR 60,000 and IT SMEs can benefit from this funding via collaborations with one or more biopharma partner.
PERMIDES offers travel support (max. 200€ for national, max. 1.800€ for international travels) for SMEs participating in the workshop.
The Hellenic Forum is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aims to act as a meeting point for Science, Technology and Innovation building bridges with scientists abroad, in order to enhance scientific and technological transfer collaboration for innovation.
The Forum will cover a broad range of topics including Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences, ICT , Particle Physics, Cultural Heritage with emphasis to converging technologies.
Science Café with Jan Konvalinka is an unconventional open discussion on research in the field of biochemistry.
Our guest is a recognized scientist, who was involved in development of the first inhibitors of the HIV protease. Currently he is focused on viral resistance development.
Dr. Konvalinka holds position of vice-rector for research at the Charles University in Prague and head of department at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible.
Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work
The Institute of Sciences of Food Production – National Research Councilof Italy (ISPA-CNR), under the aegis of the MycoKey project (http://www.mycokey.eu/) and the International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM), is hosting a 4 days Workshop-Training Course from 16 to 19 October, 2017.
The course aims at training smart, integrated, sustainable solutions and innovative tools to manage and reduce the major mycotoxins (aflatoxins, fumonisins, trichothecenes and ochratoxin A) in economically important food and feed chains (maize, wheat, barley, dried fruits and grape) in pre and post-harvest.
Advanced technologies in the field of chemical detection, molecular analysis, modelling and ICT solutions will be covered by highly qualified international instructors, throughout lectures and laboratory experiences.
About half of the duration of the workshop will be ”hands on” and spent in the laboratory.
The H2020 MycoKey project first international event for the food and feed safety community is foreseen in Ghent, Belgium from 11 to 14 September 2017.
Food safety experts will join the 3 days conference to discuss about the emerging issues related to mycotoxins menace in the world, also focusing on food and feed chains.
The Conference is organized by UGENT, partner of MycoKey Consortium, in strict collaboration with MyToolBox, the complementary project funded by H2020 under the same call SFS 13-2015.
- • Global impact of mycotoxins
• Biodiversity and toxigenic fungi monitoring
• Mycotoxin analytical challenges
• Prevention Animal health and toxicology I
• mpact of climate change
• Challenges for developing countries
• Remediation and intervention
• Human health and toxicology
• Modelling & ICT solutions
The aim of this interactive workshop is to provide practical insights into basic and translational neuroscience research for interested non-specialists.
The topics addressed range from essential neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, over IPS cells, to networks and behaviour. Plasticity and modulation of networks and signal transmission under physiological (like learning and memory) and pathological situations (like addiction, epilepsy or neurodegeneration) will form an essential part.
The aim of this interactive workshop is to deepen and complete the online course on brain medicine for non-specialists with the most recent advances in research of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Lectures and tutorials by international experts will report the state of the art of research and treatment of brain diseases. Representatives of the Allen Institute for Brain Science (AI, USA) and the Human Brain Project (HBP, Europe) will present novel avenues for exploiting large biological datasets for future classification of brain diseases, which may lead to new strategies for developing therapeutics.