European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting
22-23 May 2013, Heidelberg, Germany
The first Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting at EMBL Heidelberg Advance Training Centre, 22-24 May 2013, will showcase integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research.
The program includes sessions that represent recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.
Confirmed speakers include: So Iwata (Imperial College, Diamond), Dinshaw Patel (Sloan-Kettering Institute), Roger Sunahara (University of Michigan), David Eisenberg (UCLA), Philip Selenko (Leibniz Institut), Elena Conti (MPI Martinsried), Carol Robinson (University of Oxford), Stephan Sigrist (FU-Berlin) and Henry Chapman (European XFEL).
A special session, jointly organised with the ESFRI project Euro-Bioimaging, will focus on the bridge between structural and cell biology provided by recent developments in electron, light and X-ray microscopy. Confirmed speakers for this session include Gerd Schneider and Wolfgang Baumeister.
Destination Europe - focus on health research
11 April 2013, Washington DC
- is a forum for leading European research organisations, funders and industry to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world
- showcases Europe's vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture
- events enable you to learn about opportunities, ask questions, network and discuss with people who have chosen to work in Europe
- is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.
The Washington DC event on 11 April will focus on opportunities in health research.
Places are limited, so please register by Friday 29 March 2013
Advanced European bioethics course 'Human Genomics and Medical Technology'
18-21 March 2013, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
During the course, the relation between technology and (medical) ethics will be studied. Focus of the course are the moral problems generated by the research and development and application of new knowledge in a range of emerging fields such as tissue engineering and genomics. The implications give rise to new images of the human being and shift common understanding of health and disease.
Topics are, amongst others, research ethics, screening and testing from clinical perspective, Health Technology Assessment and storage and analysis of (genetic) data and social aspects and effects of developments in medical technology.
Lecturers include: prof. Evert van Leeuwen, Elisa Garcia Gonzales PhD, Joris Veltman PhD, Gert Jan van der Wilt PhD (invited) Ineke van der Burgt MD, PhD, Lidewij Henneman PhD, Conor Douglas PhD, Martin Boeckhout MA, MSc, Gert Jan van Ommen PhD.
The key-note lecture will be given by Tsjalling Swierstra, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. During the lectures participants will be introduced to basic philosophical and ethical concepts. There will be ample time for questions and debate. Small group discussions and group work on assignments are devoted to in-depth discussions and understanding of different cases and particular contemporary issues in the area of human genetics and medical technologies.
Participants are expressly invited to supply cases from their own work and experience for discussion during the course.
Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions
13-15 March 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
The first PACITA Conference titled „Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions” will be held in Prague (National Technical Library) on 13-15 March 2013.
The conference is open for policy makers, government representatives, researchers, PhD. Students, representatives of NGOs, media, experts dealing with the method of technology assessment and also for the general public. The conference will allow discussion at the plenary session, in parallel sessions or workshops. The workshops will be deal with the following problem areas: healthcare and medicine, energy supply, climate change and mobility in addition to the use of computer technology in all areas of society.
Call for papers is already open.
Please submit your proposal by September 9, 2012 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaborating for Cures-Leveraging Global Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Medical Product Development
7 March 2013, Brussels
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and Critical Path Institute (C-Path) will hold a joint event on the challenges and opportunities of public-private partnerships (PPPs).
This first ever public conference co-sponsored by IMI and C-Path will feature cross-sector participants discussing challenges and opportunities in the rapidly-evolving PPP space. The objective is to identify mechanisms for enhancing the productivity of PPPs, coordinating individual PPP efforts to avoid duplication, and adopting best practices on data sharing, intellectual property, and other cross-cutting issues in order to streamline medical product development world-wide.