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European Research 2002

The European Research Area and the Framework Programme

Brussels, 11-12-13 November 2002

Participants' forum

Tuesday 12 November - afternoon

  1. Marine Biotechnology: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponges and Sponge-Associated Microorganisms
  2. The evaluation of intangible assets in universities and research organisations
  3. Workshop on Information Support to EU-Russia RTD Co-operation
  4. Project Mediterranean (ProMed)
  5. e-Bologna
  6. The Chemistry of the Future
  7. Management of natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  8. Bringing the power of TV drama to bear on promoting public awareness of science
  9. On-line debates on contemporary issues in Science and Technology
  10. Sustainability through Integrated Mobility Planning and Land use in European regions
  11. Science communication in Europe
  12. FP6 - A Challenge for SMEs
  13. Functional Genomics for Health: the Chemical Challenges
  14. SMEs in FP6: New Challenges, New Opportunities
  15. European spoken dialogue systems - future science and commercial applications
  16. XCELL-EU: Networking of centres of expertise and innovation within the ERA
  17. The strategic importance of animal genomics for the future of human health and food products
  18. Canada and Europe: Building R&D Partnerships Under FP6
  19. Chemogenomics: a promising future for drug discovery

 

Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Mendeleiev Room

Title

Marine Biotechnology: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponges and Sponge-Associated Microorganisms

Organised by

German Center of Excellence: BIOTECmarin (co-ordinated by: Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Universität Mainz; Germany (wmueller@mail.uni-mainz.de)

1

W.E.G. Müller

University of Mainz

DE

2

R. van Soest

University of Amsterdam

NL

3

R. Pronzato

University of Genova

IT

4

W. Zhang

Chinese Academy of Science (Dalian)

CN

5

B. Banaigs

University of Perpignan

FR

6

G. Bringmann

University of Würzburg

DE

7

E. Fattorusso

University of Napoli

IT

8

M. Ilan

University of Tel Aviv

IL

9

J.M.S. Puelles

PHARMA MAR

ES

10

J.D. McKenzie

INTEGRIN

UK

11

D. Andres

Frankfurter Zoologische Gesellschaft

DE

12

J. Kraus

BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

DE

Objective of the event

Sponges and their associated microorganisms are the richest source for bioactive compounds in the animal kingdom. These compounds have been "trimmed" by evolution for over 800 million years to highest pharmacological activity. The development of modern cell- and molecular biological techniques will allow a sustainable exploitation of these valuable resources. This task is of highest priority in biomedicine and biotechnology and its solution requires the combination of the expertise of groups and teams from different countries on European level. Only an integrated effort will allow to provide the required sufficient amounts of compounds needed for clinical trials.

The purpose of the workshop is to present the state of the art as well as an outlook on the development of strategies which will be successfully applied for a sustainable exploitation. For that purpose both the leading scientists in this field as well as partners from companies and lastly also patent agents and experts in public relations will discuss the most powerful way to realise this ambitious but manageable project/program.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Bohr Room

Title

The evaluation of intangible assets in universities and research organisations

Organised by

European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU)

Belgium

1

A. Schmitt

European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU)

EUR

2

A. J. Nijssen

European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU)

EUR

3

C. Warden

European Association of Research Managers & Administrators (EARMA)

EUR

4

K.-H. Leitner

ARCS, Austrian Research Centre Seibersdorf

AT

Objective of the event

Universities and research organisations are knowledge intensive.  Their most valuable assets are linked to their Intellectual Capital, which result from their research activities and their human resources.  Their outputs are also mainly intangible.  Despite this, only a small number have so far been considering the idea of identifying and valuing their intangibles.

To face competition, universities and research organisations need to be accountable to society and are being required to implement new management and reporting systems which identify their contribution to society and economic growth, in a fully transparent way.

Both the findings of academic researchers and the experiences of private enterprises should inspire universities and research organisations.  At the same time, private enterprises have the opportunity to learn from them.

This workshop will address the opportunities to develop guidelines and identify good practice; it will highlight the need to pay careful attention to managing knowledge in the Networks of Excellence and Integrated Projects. It is intended for a general audience of senior academics and research managers who are willing to improve the management and reporting systems in their organisations.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Prigogine Room

Title

Workshop on Information Support to EU-Russia RTD Co-operation

Organised by

Centre for Science Research and Statistics

Russia

1

Leonid Gokhberg

Centre for Science Research and Statistics

RU

2

Alexander Sokolov

Centre for Science Research and Statistics

RU

3

Manfred Horvat

Bureau for International Research and Technology Cooperation

AT

4

Klaus Schuch

Centre for Social Innovation

AT

Participants in a round table discussion

Levan Mindeli

Centre for Science Research and Statistics

RU

Natalia Gorodnikova

Centre for Science Research and Statistics

RU

Irina Gaslikova

Centre for Science Research and Statistics

RU

Anna Pikalova

Centre for Science Research and Statistics

RU

Renzo Tomellini

European Commission

EUR

Didier Gambier

European Commission

EUR

Erik Habers

European Commission

EUR

Manfred Bauer

European Commission

EUR

Michel Chapuis

European Commission

EUR

Richard Deiss

European Commission

EUR

Michele Genovese

European Commission

EUR

Richard Burger

INTAS

INT

Anne Marie Dalgaard

International Science and Technology Center

DN

Constantin Vardakis

EU Delegation, Moscow

EUR

Kathrin Schultz

EU Delegation, Moscow

EUR

Irina Kouklina

British Council

DE

Robert Schwertner

Bureau for International Research and Technology Cooperation

AT

Fernando C. Rodrigues

NATO

INT

Alain Jubier

NATO

INT

Objective of the event

The event will be devoted to developing practical instruments, facilitating wider involvement of Russian research community into the EU RTD programmes (FP6 in particular), establishing closer collaboration links between European and Russian researchers, and integrating Russia into the emerging European Research Area.

The audience targeted includes Russian and European policy makers, innovation relay centres, European research units and individual researchers interested in co-operation with Russia.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Virtanen Room

Title

Project Mediterranean (ProMed)

Organised by

Max Planck Society

 

Germany

1

J. Lelieveld

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz

DE

2

H.-J. Bolle

University of Munich

DE

3

A. Iglesias

Univ. Politecnica de Madrid

ES

4

Z. Levin

Tel Aviv University

IL

5

V. Cuomo

IMAA - CNR, Tito

IT

6

D. Jacob

MPI for Meteorology, Hamburg

DE

7

A. Lascaratos

University of Athens

GR

8

G. Maracchi

CNR - IBIMET, Firenze

IT

9

I. Tsanis

Technical University of Crete, Chania

GR

10

F. Raes

IES-JRC, Ispra

EUR

11

G. Begni

MEDIAS France, Toulouse

FR

Objective of the event

ProMed addresses the atmospheric composition, the atmosphere-ocean energy budget and the water cycle in the Mediterranean region for the following reasons:

i) Mediterranean water resources are vulnerable to climate change, ii) European pollution strongly affects the region, iii) the regional weather and sea circulation are changing, and iv) Mediterranean environmental and climate changes have effects on European, N-African and larger scales.

The workshop will include short presentations on water resources and desertification, ocean-atmosphere interactions, climate modelling, regional hydrology, mitigation and adaptation strategies, outreach and capacity building, and will end with a plenary discussion.

The targeted audience includes scientists from various disciplines (related to the atmosphere, ocean, land-surface, hydrology, climate, environmental change impacts), policy makers, and others interested in the Mediterranean environment, climate and water cycle.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Szent-Gyoryi Room

Title

e-Bologna

Organised by

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

 

The Netherlands

1

F. Mulder

Open Universiteit

NL

2

B. Kraemer

FernUniversität

DE

3

J. Bang

EADTU

DK

4

Piet Henderikx

EADTU

BE

5

C. Curran

 

UK

6

N.N.

CISCO

 

7

N.N.

IBM

 

Objective of the event

This is a scientific event about research and development concerning e-learning. The central focus is how research and development about e-learning and e-learning services can contribute to the main objectives of the Bologna movement: 1) mobility; 2) co-operation between universities; 3) quality, competitiveness and attractiveness of European Higher Education; 4) a broad access to higher education (social inclusion); and 5) competency development of the European citizen in a context of lifelong learning. The following questions will be addressed: How can a virtual university network facilitate lifelong learning to the European citizen? Which services are needed? How can the European citizen develop their competencies in such an environment? Hence, on the one hand, it is about the process of e-learning, and on the other hand, it is about the service context.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Pauli Room

Title

The Chemistry of the Future

Organised by

AllChemE - the Alliance for Chemical Sciences and Technology in Europe - & CEFIC – the European Chemical Industry Council

1

Dirk Carrez

FEDICHEM

BE

2

Jos Put

DSM

NL

3

Michael Matlosz

ENSIC

FR

4

André Convents

Procter & Gamble

UK

Objective of the event

In this workshop the contribution of modern chemistry and technology to a more sustainable society will be highlighted. Areas addressed will include:

  • sustainable manufacturing (incl. green chemistry and clean technologies)
  • renewables
  • sustainable consumer goods
  • smart materials (incl. nanotechnology)

Further development and innovation requires enhanced co-operation within the European science base and industry.

Furthermore, it is a paradox that whilst society is benefiting from scientific advances, it also voices concerns about perceived technological hazards and, in particular, less young people are choosing science careers. This recruitment issue is a threat to progress towards sustainability.

The session will end with an open discussion about the role of science in society, the need to raise the profile of science and to stimulate the spirit of enterprise in young people.

The workshop will be accessible to a wide multidisciplinary audience, i.e. from the chemical, biological, physical and computational sciences communities, plus science communicators and policy makers.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Ramon y Cajal Room

Title

Management of natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Organised by

LEI

The Netherlands

1

Floor Brouwer

LEI

NL

2

Pierre Dupraz

INRA

FR

3

Berien Elbersen

Alterra

NL

4

Konrad Hagedorn

Humboldt University

DE

5

Willem-Jan Laan

Unilever

NL

6

Philip Lowe

CRE

UK

Objective of the event

Search for strategies and institutions that assure the sustainable management of natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries and respond to advanced societal perspectives in primary production. The work provides effective political strategies for the governance of natural resources and for an emerging European rural development agenda. Main integration activities include experimental and demonstration projects, implementation of partnerships with actors, training programmes, advanced visiting scholar programme and co-operation among teams with international experts.

Proposed audience: Research groups on natural resource management, but also companies in the agro-food chain, NGOs and actors involved in policy networks.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Moniz Room

Title

Bringing the power of TV drama to bear on promoting public awareness of science

Organised by

The Elsworth Partnership

United Kingdom

1

Andrew Kurzfeld

CCLRC

UK

2

Jim Wilson

EURO-MEI

EUR

3

Andrew Millington

Omni Communications

UK

4

Matteo Merzagora

CNRS

FR

5

Tom Elsworth

The Elsworth Partnership

UK

Objective of the event

The value of broadcast drama as a channel for raising public awareness of issues is well recognised and there have been several initiatives to harness this for science and technology. In the UK a successful model has been established for promoting this channel for raising public awareness of science (the UKPAWS project). However across Europe as a whole relationships and the level of understanding between scientists and media producers, writers and broadcasters seem to run at a low level. A start at addressing this at the European level began in the 2001 European Science and Technology Week project CASTED and is currently being taken forward through a two year action research project ASSEND (Associating Science and Society in European New Drama).

The seminar will address the future for this important and topical issue via an open panel discussion using, as background material, short presentations, video clips and other material from the CASTED and UKPAWS events over the last few years.

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Time: 14.00 - 15.00

Van Der Waals Room

Title

On-line debates on contemporary issues in Science and Technology

Organised by

Andrea Bandelli

The Netherlands

1

John Durant

at-Bristol

UK

2

Walter Staveloz

ECSITE

BE

3

Andrea Bandelli

 

NL

4

Marta Laurenço

University of Lisbon

PT

Objective of the event

How can we address the need for a broader citizens' discussion on contemporary science? European citizens aks for more information and direct access to recent developments in scientific research and its effects on society. Are on-line media suitable for this? How can we develop efficient on-line tools which are meaningful to the citizens? How broad is the target we reach? How can we assess the results? Who is left out?

Targeted audience is mainly general and more specifically teachers and educators, media, public and private stakeholders in contemporary science.

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Time: 15.00 - 17.00

Van Der Waals Room

Title

Sustainability through Integrated Mobility Planning and Land use in European regions

Organised by

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

1

Carlo Sessa

ISIS (President)

IT

2

Maurizio Tomassini

POLIS (President)

INT

3

Hugues Duchateau

STRATEC (Director)

BE

4

Rosario Macario

TIS

PT

5

Jacek Malasek

IGPiK (Director)

PL

6

Neil Paulley

TRL

UK

7

Jo Baker

TTR

UK

8

Kari Lautso

LT Consultants

FI

Objective of the event

The workshop will discuss the Integrated Project SIMPLE. The overall objective of the proposed Integrated Project is to advance the integration of land-use and mobility planning in the city regions of Europe in order to improve sustainability. Two key groups of participants are envisaged: i) representatives from the land use and transport research community, including universities, private firms, professional organisations, who are deemed to conduct the research and establish the training and exploitation processes; ii) representatives from the end-users community, including public agencies in central and local government, international bodies, city networks (e.g. ACCESS, POLIS).

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Time: 16.00 - 19.00

Mendeleiev Room

Title

Science communication in Europe

Organised by

InformNauka

Russia

1

Lubov Strelnikova

Editor in chief, InformNauka

RU

2

Michel Claessens

European Commission, Research DG, Information and Communication Unit

EUR

3

Istvan PALUGYAI

Journalist, Népszabadsag

HU

4

Peter GREEN

Director, AlphaGalileo

UK

5

Tatiana Pitchugina

InformNauka

RU

Objective of the event

This event will focus on the problem of science and media communication. The main aim is to find out if the system of science and media communication existing now in Europe is effective. Speakers from different European countries will report about:

  • Main models of science and media communication (Russia, United Kingdom, Hungary, Europe) – their similarities and differences;
  • What are purposes of such a communication;
  • What results we are expecting of the communication science;
  • Whose initiation: scientist or journalist;
  • Joint interests of scientists and journalists, communication problem.

In the end of the event participants will discuss: what effect do we expect for science and society dialog? How much does the modern system of communication correspond with our expectations?

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Time: 16.00 - 19.00

Bohr Room

Title

FP6 - A Challenge for SMEs

Organised by

ANVAR

France

1

Ganoote

ANVAR

FR

2

Bonnet

HLP

FR

3

Nicollet

ALMA

FR

4

Crespy

CEA

FR

5

Roturier

INRA

FR

6

Klein

AIF

DE

7

Evrard

TECHNOPOL BRUSSELS

BE

8

Fletcher

BETA TECHNOLOGY

UK

9

Olivere

RTC NORTH

UK

10

Hill

PERA

uk

Objective of the event

The goal is to exchange best practices and methologies proposed by members of the FP6 SME NCP network, private consultants, European Research Institutions and large companies, in order to promote efficient partnerships between the different actors within new instruments( Integrated Projects...).

Questions to be adressed include:

  • Positioning Smes in Integrated Projects and NOE
  • Integrated Projects Partners Needs
  • Assistance for SMEs
  • Identification of IP looking for SMEs
  • Technology watch, EOI analysis, ETI actions
  • Contractual, IPR , Consortium agreement issues etc.

The worshop is strongly SME-oriented with participation of public bodies, large companies and research Institutions.

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Time: 16.00 - 19.00

Prigogine Room

Title

Functional Genomics for Health: the Chemical Challenges

Organised by

AllChemE - the Alliance for Chemical Sciences and Technology in Europe - & RSC - Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

1

Rodney Townsend

Royal Society of Chemistry

UK

2

Alfredo Aguilar

European Commision

EUR

3

Alf Game

BBSRC/RCUK

UK

4

Mike Taussig

The Babraham Institute

UK

5

Peter Roepstorff

University of Southern Denmark

DK

6

Simon Gaskell

UMIST

UK

Objective of the event

This workshop will be organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry on behalf of the Alliance for Chemical Societies and Technologies in Europe (AllChemE). It will address the chemical challenges in functional genomics directly related to the European Research Area ‘Genomics and Biotechnology for Health’. Specifically the workshop will examine DNA and protein micro-arrays, DNA and protein chips, proteomics and structural genomics; bioscience areas where the future impact of the chemical sciences will be the greatest.

The workshop will commence with presentations highlighting current advances and future perspectives in the themed areas. A discussion will follow the presentations centred around addressing the functional chemical knowledge and basic tools needed in functional genomics as well as the development of new micro analytical methods and how these can then be applied to new and existing chemical knowledge and technologies.

The audience will be multidisciplinary. Interested parties will come from the chemical, biological, computational and physical sciences communities (academic and industrial). Each group will have interests in different aspects of the developing field.

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Time: 16.00 - 19.00

Virtanen Room

Title

SMEs in FP6: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Organised by

BIT- Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation, Austria; Technopol, Belgium; Beta Technology, United Kingdom; APRE, Italy

1

Waldemar Kütt

Directorate E, DG Research, European Commission

EUR

2

Nathalie Legros

Research & SME Unit, DG Research, European Commission

EUR

3

Sabine Herlitschka

BIT-Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation, Deputy Director

AT

4

Rachel Fletcher

Beta Technology, Managing Director

UK

5

Jacques Evrard

Technopol, Deputy Director

BE

6

Marco Mangiantini

ALPS IRC, Director

IT

7

Andrea Nicolai

T6 srl, Co-ordinator of Cluster of RTD projects

IT

8

Peter Biacs

Földmüvelési és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium

HU

9

Karel Havlicek

AMSP

CZ

10

Pia Alvesalo

EIC Turku

FI

11

Dick Turpin

ITP Group Ltd

UK

12

Ivan Placek

Chepos Bio sro

CZ

13

Robert Zorec

Celica Ltd

SL

Objective of the event

One of the key goals of the Sixth Framework Programme is defined by increasing competitiveness of the European Industry. Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) are the majority of European companies and their participation will play an important role in the implementation of the new Framework Programme (FP). However, even the most innovative SMEs will face significant challenges in trying to access and participate successfully in the new FP, which will be dominated by ambitious initiatives including Integrated Projects (IP) and Networks of Excellence (NoE). Based on the lessons learned in 5th FP, the workshop will focus on pointing out the new opportunities and challenges for SMEs in the 6th FP. SMEs which successfully participated in FP5 will present their ideas on FP6, SME Associations, big companies and research institutes, all of them major partners of SMEs, will also contribute to this workshop. Moreover, the workshop will gather ideas from SMEs with respect to shaping new specific support actions for SMEs based on their most relevant needs and demands.

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Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Szent-Gyoryi Room

Title

European spoken dialogue systems - future science and commercial applications

Organised by

Linguamatics Ltd

United Kingdom

1

Robin Cooper

University of Gothenburg

SE

2

David Milward

Linguamatics Ltd.

UK

3

Ian Lewin

Fluency Voice Technology

UK

4

Carlos Garcia

Telefonica

ES

5

Daniele Falavigna

ITC-IRST

IT

6

Gabriel Amores

University of Seville

ES

7

Staffan Larsson

University of Gothenburg

SE

8

Johanna Moore

University of Edinburgh

UK

9

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova

University of the Saarland

DE

10

Stina Ericsson

University of Gothenburg

SE

Objective of the event

Over the next ten years people will be talking to all kinds of devices and services as they move around in their homes, offices and cities. Natural interfaces using spoken language and vision will supercede button and keyboard interfaces. Such interfaces will be ubiquitous and will be associated with a large variety of devices and tasks, such as information retrieval, booking and shopping, and device control. The first part of the workshop will present the state of the art in spoken dialogue, and outline key challenges and requirements for the next generation of systems. The second part of the workshop will describe some of the building blocks that have been developed within recent European projects, including toolkit approaches, and multi-modal dialogue. Finally a panel will discuss the future of spoken dialogue within ambient intelligence. The expected audience will comprise anyone interested in the future of using speech to interact with computers, including the use of spoken dialogue in ambient intelligence and multi-modal applications. Industrialists and leading academics will be on the panel, and we would expect a similarly mixed audience. The initial session will be aimed at a general audience, including journalists.

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Time: 16.00 - 19.00

Pauli Room

Title

XCELL-EU: Networking of centres of expertise and innovation within the ERA

Organised by

Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation

Germany

Moderator

Rolf Linkohr

Member of the European Parliament, Committee for industry, external trade, research and energy

DE

1

Bernd Steinacher

Greater Region of Stuttgart

DE

2

Guenter Clar

DG Research, Unit Foresight

EUR

3

Martin Zagermann

Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation

DE

4

Pranas Bernardas Milius

Kaunas Business Incubator

LT

5

Eero Holstila

Helsinki/Uusima Region Development Agency/ Culminatum

FI

6

Oriol Balaguer

Barcelona Activa

ES

7

Mary Shepard Spaeth

Stockholm Biotech Region Project

SE

8

Eric Poincelet

World Life Sciences Forum Bio Vision

FR

9

Veith Haug

Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation

DE

10

Rolf Reiner

i.con.innovation GmbH

DE

Objective of the event

Many regions have developed strategies and structures to facilitate co-operation and co-ordination between science and research institutions and enterprises. They have set up Centres of expertise to strengthen technological innovation capacities and to connect technology-oriented SMEs and other innovative actors.

Therefore local and regional centres of expertise will play an important role for the development of the a European Research Area on a bottom-up perspective. The workshop will explore further opportunities of networking and cooperation between regional centres of expertise and innovation beyond the regional context in order to enable these structures to participate effectively in the European Research Area.

A number of different models, structures, measures and instruments of centres of expertise will be discussed, using case studies from Finland (Helsinki/Uusima), France (Grand Lyon), Germany (Stuttgart Region), Lithuania (Kaunas), Spain (Barcelona Metropolitan Region) and Sweden (Stockholm).

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Time: 16.00 - 19.00

Ramon y Cajal Room

Title

The strategic importance of animal genomics for the future of human health and food products

Organised by

INRA

France

1

Grahame Bulfield

Roslin Institute

UK

2

Peter Sandře

Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment

DK

3

Richard Bennett

Reading University

UK

4

Alain Malafosse

UNCEIA

FR

5

Graham Plastow

PIC

UK

6

Jan Merks

IPG, Institute for Pig Genetics

NL

7

Patrick Chardon

INRA

FR

8

Kristina Landsverk

AquaGen

NO

Objective of the event

The possibilities of and need for farm animal genomics for human health and food safety and quality will be explained and discussed. The possibilities for improving disease resistance and the tracking and tracing process will be highlighted. The workshop will highlight also why animal genomics is a very powerful and efficient tool to develop multidisciplinary research, and why European collaboration is required. The possibilities of extending international collaborations with e.g. China and USA will be addressed. The ethical and economic questions with regard to genomics will be discussed.

The workshop will consist of short presentations and a discussion forum. A booklet with EU funded projects will be handed out and/or posters will be displayed.

The workshop is aiming at an interdisciplinary audience: representatives of environmental, welfare, and society organisations, policy makers, governmental representatives, scientists, and industry. The workshop is carried by several genomics institutes and breeding organisations.

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Time: 16.00 - 19.00

Szent-Gyoryi Room

Title

Canada and Europe: Building R&D Partnerships Under FP6

Org.

Canadian Mission to the EU, Belgium

1

Jeremy Kinsman

Canadian Ambassador to the EU, Canadian Mission to the EU

CA

2

Dr. Rey Pagtakhan

Secretary of State for Science, Research and Development and Minister of Veterans Affairs

CA

3

Karin Endemann

Director, National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

CA

4

Paola de Rose

S&T Counsellor, Canadian Mission to the EU

CA

5

Peter Johnson

President, Canadian Polar Commission

CA

6

Steven Bigras

Executive Director, Canadian Polar Commission

CA

7

Carmen Charette

Senior VP, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

CA

8

Robbyn Plumb

Natural Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

CA

9

Dr. Bak Chauhan

Manager, Technology Development, Aurora Research Institute

CA

10

Alain Viau

Professor, Université Laval

CA

11

Marc Lepage

Executive VP, Corporate Development, Genome Canada

CA

12

Jeanne Inch

Director, Marketplace Innovation, Industry Canada

CA

13

Sonia Corkum

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)

CA

14

Milka Popov

Assistant Director, Institute of Genetics

CA

15

Jean-Marc Chouinard

Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

CA

16

Drew Knight

Director, Office of Research, University of Waterloo

CA

Objective of the event

Short talks to highlight: Canada’s political focus on S&T and innovation; Canada's research strengths and how these dove-tail with the FP6 thematic priorities; Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence (a good match for FP6 Networks); our investments in research infrastructure; our National Research Council and other major R&D institutions; issues of importance to Canadians and Europeans wishing to partner under FP6 and testimonials from Canadian and European researchers who partnered under FP5. Our event is targeted primarily at European researchers (government, academic and industry) in all fields of R&D, as we seek to raise their awareness about the possibilities and advantages of partnering with Canadians under FP6. Also targeted are European research administrators/coordinators, and R&D policy makers. Canada and Europe share many challenges in creating positive climates, policies and programs to nurture R&D. This event will increase awareness, build research partnerships, and enhance dialogue regarding approaches taken on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Time: 17.00 - 19.00

Van Der Waals Room

Title

Chemogenomics: a promising future for drug discovery

Organised by

CNRS

France

1

Peter BLADON

INTERCHEM-Glasgow

UK

2

Wensheng CAI

USTC-Hefei

CH

3

Frederic CAZALS

INRIA-Sophia Antipolis

FR

4

Christophe CHIPOT

CNRS-UHP-Nancy

FR

5

Gabriele CRUCIANI

Perugia University

IT

6

Val GILLET

Sheffield University

UK

7

Flemming S. JORGENSEN

Royal Danish School of Pharmacy-Copenhaguen

DK

8

Thiery LANGER

Innsbruck University

AT

9

Bernard MAIGRET

CNRS-Nancy

FR

10

Mike MISKOVSKY

AVAKI-Charlottesville

USA

11

Goran NESHICH

EMBRAPA-Campinas

BR

12

Matthias RAREY

Hamburg University

DE

13

Didier ROGNAN

CNRS-ULP-Strasbourg

FR

14

Xueguang SHAO

USTC-Hefei

CH

15

Nico VERMEULEN

Leiden University

NL

16

Peter WILLET

Sheffield University

UK

Objective of the event

The goal of any drug discovery effort is to develop a chemical that binds to a target macromolecule known to play a key role in a disease state. Recent progress in genomics, proteomics, high-throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, molecular biology and tridimentional bio-structures determination has radically changed the approach to drug discovery. These experimental techniques have their computational counterpart.

The aim is to create a "chemogenomics" virtual computer, using the grid-computing technology to efficiently screen huge molecular databases against large protein targets collections for lead generation and subsequent testing. This will required the association of qualified computer scientists, mathematicians, grid computing specialists, computer chemists, chemists and biochemists.

Targeted audience include drug-designers, chemists, biochemists, bioinformaticians, theoretical chemists, computer and data-grid scientists, pharmaceutical companies people, and computer companies people.

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