24-26 July 2016, Heidelberg, Germany
Microfluidics is a quickly growing, highly interdisciplinary field at the interface of physics, engineering, chemistry and biology.
Over the past years microfluidic approaches have been used for a variety of applications, including chemical synthesis, nucleotide sequencing, functional genomics and single molecule/ single cell/ single organism studies.
The EMBL Microfluidics Conference 2016 aims to bring together top researchers in the field and to spark scientific exchange, also across different disciplines.
25-29 July 2016, Barcelona, Spain
The 1st Conference on Social Impact of Science (SIS2016) will provide a framework where research groups from diverse contexts and domains will be able to discuss these existing good practices, as well as the processes for further improvement and innovation.
Furthermore, SIS2016 will generate new bonds between the different actors involved in this initiative including researchers, scientific agencies, science stakeholders and civil society
Analysing, communicating and improving social impact is one of the most pressing demands to all scientific fields.
Most research groups are willing to assume this task, which is still very difficult due to the lack of indicators, repositories and experiences. Nevertheless, there are some scientific domains where significant steps have been already taken.
There are also some countries where universities and science agencies are very advanced in the construction of these indicators.
8-10 August 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Biomass 2016 is a global platform to discuss and learn about biomass conversion methods and its alternative sources of energy, Biomass to liquid, Biomass energy resources, Biomass conversion to bioenergy, Environmental impact of biomass, Handling biomass, Second generation biofuels, Bioenergy for global sustainable development, Biomass from microbial sources, Landfill gas and transportation. (Theme: “A Step towards Development of Green Future”) .
21-25 August 2016, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
This is a uniquely fascinating time in human genetics and genomics, as the field moves beyond the cataloguing of associated variation towards fundamental biological inference and translational implementation.
The programme will cover a range of topics including our current understanding of the genomics of rare and complex human diseases. There will be sessions addressing gene regulation and functional analysis.
The latest advances in sequencing technology and the future of whole genome and clinical sequencing will also be discussed. The schedule is highly interactive with presentations by the tutors and students on cutting-edge topics in human genomics.
The summer school is more akin to a ‘science summer camp’ for graduate students with discussions and debates on the future of human genomics. A unique feature is the one-to-one mentoring on all aspects of genomics, including advice on publishing and pursuing an academic research career.
19 May 2016, Brussels
FUSIONS is the European FP7 project committed to contribute to halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reducing food waste along production and supply chains, a target that was adopted by the international community in the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.
The FUSIONS multi-stakeholder Platform has over 200 Members that have participated in previous events. The EPM presents an excellent opportunity to meet-up with the leading organisations on food waste prevention & innovation across Europe.
17 May 2016, Munich
BioVaria brings together European research institutions across national borders in order to improve the transfer of their research results into application.
In just one day, it presents an unmatched density of highly innovative technologies to potential investors, collaboration partners and licensees from the international biopharmaceutical industry.
12-13 May 2016, Oslo
A Nordic-French Event will be organized on 12-13 May, 2016, at the premises of the Research Council of Norway, to present and discuss the upcoming H2020 calls on rare diseases in the 2017 call from the Societal Challenge 1 – Health, demographic change and wellbeing programme.
The objective is to generate more H2020 applications targeting these calls. The seminar is open to all parties interested in rare diseases. Partners from all sectors are welcome; researchers, SME's, public sector representatives and NGOs.
10-13 May 2016, Rotterdam the Netherlands
Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA).
In 2016 the European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands co-host the fourth edition.
More than 1.500 participants from 107 countries have already registered!
Join us at the EC booth and discover during our sessions how the European Commission contributes to the climate adaptation challenges!
Discover how the European Union supports the nascent market for climate services during the following sessions:
• Resilient risk management strategies for critical infrastructure within cities
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 15.45 - 17.30 - Oscar Auditorium
• Adaptation as an innovation and market opportunity
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 15.45 – 17.30 - Diamond Room II
• The science of adaptation practices and solutions: new challenges for assessment and communication
Thursday, 12 May 2016 -11.00 – 12.45 - Town Hall
• Moving towards tailored climate services in the Water Sector
Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 13.45 – 15.30 - Leeuwen Room II