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European Research 2002

The European Research Area and the Framework Programme

Brussels, 11-12-13 November 2002

Participants' forum

Wednesday 13 November - afternoon

  1. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk awareness action
  2. Cancer Risks of Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation: Radiation damage to cells through to Cancer Development
  3. EUROPA 2015 videodoc.com
  4. Biomimetic Materials and Processes
  5. European roads - a vision for 2025
  6. Organisation and management of CRAFT projects by small businesses: real experiences … and successes
  7. Integrating european seafood research - SEAFOODplus
  8. Animal welfare in the product quality chain
  9. Novel therapy approaches based on stem cell technology

 

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Democritus Room

Title

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk awareness action

Organised by

IPR-Helpdesk

1

Yves Poullet

Research Centre for Law and Computers - CRID

BE

2

Daniel Villanueva

GLOBAL EUROPE – Consulting Group

ES

3

Stephen Pickard

Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

BE

4

Lorena Boix

University of Alicante

ES

5

Alexandre Cruquenaire

Research Centre for Law and Computers - CRID

BE

6

Michael Bohne

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

DE

7

Guido Westkamp

Queen Mary's Intellectual Property Research Institute

UK

Objective of the event

The main objective of the conference is to generate awareness to the IPR-Helpdesk project among the target audience, in order to:

assist potential and current contractors taking part in Community funded research and technological development projects on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues, and in particular on Community diffusion and protection rules and issues relating to IPR in international research projects;

raise awareness of the European research community on IPR issues, emphasising their European dimension.

The event will address EU-funded RTD projects, in particular diffusion and protection rules and issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights.

The target audience is composed by current and potential participants in the Fifth (and future Sixth) Framework Programmes, and in particular SMEs, academia, research centers and individual researchers, from all Member and Associated States.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Bohr Room

Title

Cancer Risks of Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation: Radiation damage to cells through to Cancer Development

Organised by

National Radiological Protection Board

United Kingdom

1

Leon Mullenders

Univ. Leiden, Leiden

NL

2

Roger Cox

National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton

UK

3

Herwig Paretzke

GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Neuherberg

DE

Objective of the event

Low dose radiation is present naturally in the environment but also arises de novo through industrial and medical activities. Much is known on radiation cancer risk after high doses but there is greater uncertainty on risks at the low doses that apply to most human exposures. A long-standing question is whether a small cancer risk is present at these low doses or whether there is a low dose threshold below which the risk is zero.

The workshop will address this issue in the context of new biological data from EU fundamental research.

A central question for debate will be the extent to which scientific approaches based on a knowledge of radiation mechanisms can be coupled with epidemiological information to provide a more certain estimate of low dose cancer risk - what is the current state of understanding and what are the remaining uncertainties?

The audience is expected to comprise those with broad interests in radiation effects and radiation protection (health and industrial professionals, those in a political arena, general public and representatives of special interest groups).

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Prigogine Room

Title

EUROPA 2015 videodoc.com

Organised by

EUROPA 2015

 

France

1

P. Perthain

EUROPA2015

FR

2

M. Trigano

UNERHIT

FR

3

H.L. Förster

Öster.Forsch.Seibersdorf

AT

4

G. Willner

IX EUROPE

UK

Objective of the event

The seminar will address the possibility of exchanging downloadable audio-visual documents between institutions, regions, SMEs in Europe. The aim is to decentralise the production of information at regional level and to build a really useful media which is likely to become a web-based television.

The target audience of the seminar is: public administrations, universities and enterprises.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Virtanen Room

Title

Biomimetic Materials and Processes

Organised by

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Germany

1

Rolf Linkohr (Moderator)

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

DE

2

Ezio Andreta

European Commission

EUR

3

Marie-France Carlier

CNRS - Laboratoire d'Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales

FR

4

Marileen Dogterom

FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF)

NL

5

Peter Fratzl

Erich-Schmid-Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Metal Physics Institute, University of Leoben

AT

6

Reinhard Lipowsky

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

DE

7

Helmuth Moehwald

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

DE

8

Luisa Prista

European Commission

EUR

6

Angelo Valleriani

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

DE

7

Thomas Zemb

CEA/Saclay, Service de Chimie Moléculaire

FR

Objective of the event

This workshop will discuss the future perspectives of biomimetic systems in fundamental research and technological innovation.

The focus will be on multifunctional nanostructures, smart microsystems, and advanced biomaterials.

On the one hand, our workshop will explain that these systems pose many scientific challenges, which are truly interdisciplinary in nature and require the combined efforts of physicists, chemists, biologists, and material scientists. On the other hand, the workshop will also discuss the many possible applications of these systems such as new drug delivery systems, cell screening methods, and artificial tissues.

Proposed audience: General public.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Szent-Gyoryi Room

Title

European roads - a vision for 2025

Organised by

FEHRL

Belgium

1

C van Rooten

FEHRL

EUR

2

N.N.

FEHRL

EUR

3

N.N.

WERD

EUR

4

N.N.

FERSI

EUR

5

N.N.

ERTICO

EUR

6

N.N.

EUCAR

EUR

7

N.N.

WERD

EUR

8

N.N.

ERTICO

EUR

Objective of the event

The event will consider all aspects of the road transport system, with a view to developing a vision for the year 2025.

For the foreseeable future, road transport will be the principal mode in Europe, and every effort must therefore be made to ensure that the mode becomes and remains sustainable, efficient, and responsive to the demands of users. This will require concerted effort from a wide range of disciplines concerned with the infrastructure (road pavements and vehicles), operations (management and road safety), innovation (telematics and beyond), environmental issues, etc.

The audience for this event will be primarily inter-disciplinary, and will include not only scientists and engineers involved with all aspects of road transport but, more importantly, the principal stakeholders, namely road owning authorities, road users, and the road contracting industry.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Pauli Room

Title

Organisation and management of CRAFT projects by small businesses: real experiences … and successes

Organised by

Heracles Centre

Belgium

1

Alain QUEVREUX

ANRT Europe

FR

2

M. HAUZEUR

STC SPRL

BE

3

Salah ABBAD

INFOTERE

FR

4

IBACH’s represent

IBACH

DE

5

Jacky LECOMTE

CRIF

BE

6

André-Marie TAMINIAU

HERACLES BIC

BE

7

Peter WOLFMEYER

ZENIT

DE

Objective of the event

The aim of this round table is to encourage small SMEs to participate in European research programmes and in particular the in the CRAFT programme. The idea is to give the floor to the SME managers who have participated or who are participant in CRAFT projects so that they can describe their experience.

The aim is also to explain the determining role of research centres and economic operators such as the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in France, the European Business and Innovation Centres in Belgium, the Innovation Relay Centres or additionally the National Contact Points, in the guidance and/or assistance of SMEs.

This round table is aimed mainly at the following audiences: innovative SME managers with one or more research projects wishing to obtain more information on the research financing measures that are accessible at the European level, and economic actors likely to make SMEs aware of European research programmes and/or to assist them with their projects.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Ramon y Cajal Room

Title

Integrating european seafood research - SEAFOODplus

Organised by

DIFRES

Denmark

1

Gertjan Schaafsma

TNO

NL

2

Karen Brunsø

Aarhus School of Business

DK

3

Mercedes Careche

CSIC

ES

4

Francoise Leroi

IFREMER

FR

5

Rosa Flos

Univ. Polytech. Catalunia

ES

6

Jean-Louis Guéant

Univ. Nancy

FR

7

Anne Marie Minihane

Univ. Reading

UK

8

Lynn Frewer

Univ. Wageningen

NL

9

Peter Richmond

EPM Associates

IE

10

Charlotte Jacobsen

DIFRES

DK

Objective of the event

The aim of the event is to bring together researchers from seafood research groups as well as researchers from groups not traditionally working with seafood, thus bringing new elements into the research area, particularly where new biotechnology oriented research methods are needed. The questions to be highlighted will include consumer needs and how seafood can be used to e.g. reduce the suffering from chronic diseases by changing the diet composition. Emphasis will be made on which requirements this will set for the supply of safe seafood with high eating quality. The programme will consist of presentations introducing important issues for Theme 5 of FP 6. A round table discussion will follow with brief introductions of 3-5 minutes each. During presentations and introductions to round table discussion, statements expressing proposals for research priorities within the seafood area will be formulated. Rapporteurs will take notes of these statements as well as comments made by workshop participants. Towards the end of the discussion, the drafted statements, being adjusted in the discussion, will be presented to the audience for obtaining consensus. The agreed statements will be published as the outcome of the workshop.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Moniz Room

Title

Animal welfare in the product quality chain

Organised by

ID-Lelystad

The Netherlands

1

H. Blokhuis

ID-Lelystad

NL

2

M. Miele

University of Pisa

IT

3

I. Veissier

INRA

FR

4

B. Jones

Roslin Institute

UK

5

R. Geers

K U Leuven

BE

Objective of the event

The proposed workshop will address the growing societal demand that food should be produced with greater respect for animal welfare at each stage of the production chain, i.e. from farm to fork. Our main objective is to identify and facilitate ways in which scientific research can be matched with the concerns of consumers, industry and government to maximise efficiency. Questions to be addressed at the workshop include:

How can we best analyse consumer concerns about welfare?

How do we generate and maintain effective dialogue involving all stakeholders (public, government, industry, academia)?

What mechanisms are needed to facilitate timely, effective and multi-disciplinary collaborative research?

What practical strategies can we develop to improve farm animal welfare?

The invited audience will include representatives from consumer groups, welfare bodies, academia, and farming, retail and government organizations. Participation of young scientists working throughout Europe is encouraged. Representatives of both national and European legislative bodies will be invited.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Van Der Waals Room

Title

Novel therapy approaches based on stem cell technology

Organised by

University of Heidelberg

Germany

1

A.D. Ho

University of Heidelberg

DE

2

M. Boogaerts

Univ. Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven

BE

3

W. Ansorge

EMBL, Heidelberg

EU

4

W. Franke

German Cancer Research Center

DE

5

V. Paces

Academy of Sciences, Prague

CZ

6

B. Klein

INSERM U475, Montpellier

FR

7

F. Prosper

University of Navarra, Pamplona

ES

8

K. Beyreuther

Center for Molecular Biol., Heidelberg

DE

9

Ph. Henon

Institut de Recherche en Hématologie / Transfusion (IRHT) Mulhouse

FR

10

M. Punzel

University of Heidelberg

DE

11

W. Rüdinger

Cytonet

DE

Objective of the event

The aim of this event is to mobilise the European scientific expertise in somatic stem cell research to provide scientists and professionals with the utmost modern tools and methods to develop novel therapy approaches based on stem cell technology for regenerative medicine. Specifically, the following fundamental issues in developmental biology and genomic research will be addressed:

An understanding of the mechanisms behind how adult stem cells migrate ("home"), self-renew and differentiate along specific pathways

Mechanisms leading to trans-differentiation in transplantation models

To address these fundamental issues, a workshop with participation of experts in cell biology, in molecular biology, in human genomics and proteomics, in nano-technology, and in transplantation is urgently needed.

The event is intended for a general audience, as well as specialists in biotechn-ology, biomaterial, biomedical research, cell biology, transplantation medicine.

 

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