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.
21-23 July 2016, Konya, Turkey
The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.
19-20 July 2016, Budapest, Hungary
The “Triple-Helix Conference on Biobased Economy” is one of the major events of the FP7 funded Danube-INCO.NET project. Its main objective is to support the university-business-government cooperation (triple-helix model) to enhance the establishment and development of biobased economy partnerships in the target countries, tackling societal challenges in the field of food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water research, biobased economy and bioenergy.
The conference will include a plenary round table and three parallel sessions (on food, materials and environmental technologies and energy) during the first day, while a brokerage event to facilitate matchmaking between researchers, industry and government will be organised in the morning of day 2.
Back to back with the conference, the Danube-INCO.NET 4th Clustering Workshop will be held, aiming at the formation of new macro-regional partnerships towards the development of biobased economy, with particular focus on linking challenge-oriented research, innovation networks, industry and government. Organizer Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development - www.rcisd.eu on behalf of Danube-INCO.NET
11-15 July 2016, Hinxton, United Kingdom
The focus of this first year will be the ecology of tumour microenvironments, which have a dramatic effect on the behaviour of cancer cells.
This course is aimed at researchers currently working in cancer and/or evolution and ecology. It is particularly suited to evolutionary biologists and ecologists interested in moving into cancer research, and to cancer biologists and oncologists who lack formal training in evolutionary biology.
Applications are invited from early career scientists, including post-graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and new principle investigators.
11-15 July 2016, Athens, Greece
The Hellenic Forum is organized for the 4th consequent year by the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The event envisages opportunities for the development of links and affiliations between members of the research community and industry as well as distinguished scientists living and working abroad.
Over its five days duration, a broad range of topics will be covered around Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences and ICT.