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Vitamin D Nutrition & Health Current and Future Perspectives

6 September 2017, Cork, Ireland

This international conference on vitamin D will be an important forum for presentation, discussion and exchange of ideas on current research in the area of vitamin D.  The conference coincides with the closing stages of the ODIN R&I project and the main scientific findings from the project will be presented together with several invited international keynote speakers on topics related to vitamin D and health.

This conference will be of interest to many, with health professionals, food industry decision makers, food/nutrition policy regulators, as well as academics, researchers and students expected to attend.

The main symposia will focus on:

  • Dietary Requirements for Vitamin D
  • Evidence-base for food strategies for tackling inadequacies of vitamin D intake and status
  • Issues in relation to Vitamin D and Health in Adults, as well as at Key Life Stages
  • Safety and population surveillance

1st MYCOKEY International Conference "Global Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain"

11-14 September 2017, Ghent, Belgium

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.

Main topics:

  • 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

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Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology

11-13 September 2017, Valencia, Spain

Magnus Group is pleased to invite you to participate in the Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology during September 11-13, 2017 at Valencia, Spain

The Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology Conference, will present cutting-edge research with a wide range of topics in plant biology on how plants sense, process, integrate and store information related to environmental challenges.

It is a Global platform that brings together a range of disciplines, will foster the exchange of ideas and enable participants to learn of the latest developments and ideas in diverse areas of plant biology.

The conference plays a key role in enabling students and postdocs (the next generation of research leaders) to mingle with pioneers in multiple areas of plant science. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to connect with more than 500 of your peers and celebrate your profession.

You'll leave better educated and more invigorated than you thought possible. We wish to see you in 'Spain' and a promising place to discover novel things in the field of science and technology.

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GRAIL Final Event

20 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain

The GRAIL project (FP7) has been built with 15 partners from 9 different countries with the aim of finalizing the solutions given previously to the valorization of glycerol and transform then in valuable products in a biorefinery approach. During this 4-year project, GRAIL has developed several products, processes and technologies.

We are proud to present them for our final event that is more than a conference as you will be able to interact with the scientists responsible of the research, touch and taste the products and witness the demonstration of some of the application.

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A New Era of Blue Enlightenment

12-14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Commissioner Carlos Moedas will host a High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, joined by high-level government representatives from Brazil and South Africa, as well as from the European Union.

This event will celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa, aiming to better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate.

A Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa is planned to be signed during the event.

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Biopharma meets IT: PERMIDES MatchMaking Lunch in Heidelberg

12 July 2017, Heidelberg, Germany

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.

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OLEA R&I Info & Project Networking Event

29 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The UNIVERSITY OF JAÉN (Spain) is located in the province of Jaén (Andalusian Region), which is the main producer of olive oil in the world.

In order to foster the joint participation of researchers, SMEs, public administrations, universities and research institutes, the UJA will be hosting a R&I Project Info & Networking Event in Brussels on 29th June 2017 on the olive sector.

This Event will count on the advice of EC representatives & the SOST Office and will focus on the funding opportunities (H2020, PRIMA, LIFE, INTERREG, BBI, etc.) for the olive sector experts in the following areas: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomass, Automation, Robotics, Economy, Ecology, Health, Process Engineering

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Increasing impact from publicly funded research - Lessons from the bioeconomy

28 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Join us to discuss how to ensure that publicly funded bioeconomy research has a positive impact on society in the European Parliament on 28 June. The Dinner Debate will be hosted by Lieve Wierinck MEP.

This event will give you the opportunity to debate the barriers to achieving impact from research results, the most appropriate ways to support result commercialisation, and the necessary features of the Horizon 2020 follow-up programme.

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