9 March 2017, London, United Kingdom
This conference will bring together key policymakers from across Whitehall, the devolved administrations and local authorities with stakeholders from the UK research community to discuss ways of improving the use of research to inform policymaking.
It comes as the next Research Excellence Framework cycle is expected to increase the weight of the 'impact' criteria from 20 to 25% and follows REF 2014 results which showed "informing government policy" was the most common type of impact, followed by "supporting Parliamentary scrutiny".
27-28 March 2017, London, United Kingdom
The event intends to stimulate discussion among university leaders on the development of innovative and multidisciplinary research and education programmes. The conference will also offer specific opportunities for “clustering” knowledge, in which research and education leaders from different disciplines will present their views on the specific priorities of the SET-Plan.
The event is the fourth of the series of six events aiming to mobilise Europe’s university community in the field of energy. It carries forward the activities outlined in the “Roadmap for European Universities in Energy” published in December 2016.
Through the event, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in discussions on the development of thematic dossiers and recommendations from the university community on ways forward in the different SET-Plan, with a particular view on R&I actions and higher education activities.
EUA and the UNI-SET consortium have launched a Call for Contributions welcoming proposals for contributions for parallel sessions in form of good practices from university projects and initiatives (download the Call for Contributions on the event`s website. Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017). The ECE themes are based on the priorities of the SET-Plan. For any enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
24-26 May 2017, Brno, Czech Republic
The 3rd Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting, which will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, from May 24 till May 26, 2017.
Brno is the city of Johann Gregor Mendel, a founder of modern genetics and one of the first scientists who applied multidisciplinary approach to explain his observations. Social programme of the meeting will include visit of the Mendel’s Museum and dinner at the Augustinian Abbey, where Johann Gregor Mendel worked and lived.
Instruct is a distributed European Research Infrastructure, which provides scientists with access to all major cutting edge technologies that enable biomacromolecular structure determination at atomic resolution.
Access to all of these technologies has been available to European member researchers from February 2012.
The inaugural Instruct Structural Biology Meeting at Heidelberg in 2013 successfully showcased integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research and biomedicine.
The second Biennial took place in Florence in 2015 continuing the integrative line with an increased focus on innovation.
This new edition will include sessions that represent recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.
20-22 September 2017, Rome, Italy
“Shaping the future of pediatrics” is the first conference on the innovation in pediatrics in Europe. It will be at the intersection of pediatrics with different disciplines and will involve pediatricians, nurses, researchers, patients, entrepreneurs, and specialists in different areas in the field of innovation in pediatrics.
The conference will include sessions on –omics, Big Data, Patient empowerment, and The cycle of innovation in pediatrics.