09.03.2016 - 10.03.2016

3rd World Elastomer Summit

Duesseldorf (GER)

The Summit will address the key issues faced by the fundamental shift of global C4 olefins and elastomer markets. It will also give an insight on the mature butadiene producing markets across the globe. The conference will focus on existing, developing and potential projects across the world. This edition will explore elastomers for not only tyre production, but specialised elastomers for automotive, medical & everyday use. The ideal opportunity for establishing new business and innovation in the rubber industry.
Contact: Piotr Baziuk, ACI

09.03.2016 - 11.03.2016

VIZBI 2016 – Visualizing Biological Data

Heidelberg (DE)

The 3rd EMBO Conference on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI 2016) features 21 invited talks that will review the state-of-the-art and challenges in visualizing data from genomes, transcripts, proteins, cells, organisms, and populations. Prior to the meeting (Tuesday, 8 March), there will also be tutorials on several visualization tools. All VIZBI 2016 participants have the opportunity to present a poster describing their work.
Contact: EMBO/EMBL


Inaugural Conference of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD)

Paris (FR)

This Inaugural Conference will mark the parallel launch of a novel European platform to support multi-centre clinical research. This operational platform, the result of the European project EHR4CR (Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research), can connect securely to the data within multiple hospital EHR systems and clinical data warehouses across Europe, to enable a trial sponsor to predict the number of eligible patients for a candidate clinical trial protocol, to assess its feasibility and to locate the most relevant hospital sites.
Contact: European Institute for Innovation through Health Data

14.03.2016 - 16.03.2016

Cancer Biotherapeutics

London (UK)

Immuno-Oncology (14-15 March) will focus on innovations and progress in harnessing the body’s immune response to attack cancer and on overcoming inhibitory factors that prevent this. 
Further exciting and innovative advances in cancer research are presented in Novel Approaches for Cancer (15-16 March) which covers engineering and development for bispecifics, ADCs, and fusion proteins. This event continues the strong focus on immune-response enhancing technologies. Data-rich presentations include platform development, engineering challenges, and technologies for target and lead selection, and cover measures to enhance potency, stability and resistance to aggregation. These studies cover early development through to pre-clinical evaluation.
Contact: Cambridge Healthtech Institute CHI

16.03.2016 - 18.03.2016

11th Global Summit of National Ethics/Bioethics Committees

Berlin (GER)

The Global Summit is the most important international meeting of National Ethics and Bioethics Committees for dialogue and exchange on bioethical questions as well as issues in the life sciences. The objectives of the Summit are to identify ethical issues of global concern, to provide a forum for exchange and to offer opportunities to discuss public health policies and research activities at international and regional levels.This year’s theme for the Summit is "Global Health, Global Ethics, Global Justice" to illustrate the interconnected nature of public health decisions with ethical considerations and questions of justice at a world scale. The programme consequently will cover various topics of global relevance ranging from global cross border issues to issues that demand analysis at a regional and local level.
Contact: German Ethics Council

16.03.2016 - 17.03.2016

European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging

Berlin (GER)

Improving Sustainability across the Value Chain: from Converters to Consumers – The event bring together brand owners, retailers, leading sustainability experts, packaging converters and manufacturers, plastic collectors and reclaimers and organisations from around the globe.
Contact: Mado Lampropoulou, ACI

17.03.2016 - 18.03.2016

Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences

Leuven (B)

This meeting will focus on recent developments in the field of bioinformatics, and highlight the power of bioinformatics in the fields of medical, agriculture, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will provide a broad view on the application of bioinformatics in life sciences, and its future perspectives. In addition to an exciting scientific program, the conference will provide ample networking opportunities.
Contact: VIB

31.03.2016 - 02.04.2016

MEDICON 2016 – Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

Paphos (CY)

Medicon 2016 provides a common platform for the cross fertilization of ideas, and to help shape knowledge and scientific achievements by bridging complementary disciplines into an interactive and attractive forum under the special theme of the conference that is Systems Medicine for the Delivery of Better Healthcare Services.
Contact: University of Cyprus, Department of Computer Science

03.04.2016 - 07.04.2016


Ghent (B)

The Conference with exhibition will bring together researchers, food experts, and industrial users to present state-of-art research, new research results, and to exchange ideas and experiences in the modeling and simulation tools used for food processing, quality, safety and sustainability. The general conference theme is "Simulation applied to food processes, quality, safety, and sustainability", with this year as a specific track "Methods & Tools in Beverages Production and Safety", to complement the presentations of the 12th International Trends in Brewing Symposium.
Contact: Eurosis/University of Louvain

04.04.2016 - 07.04.2016

4th International Molecular Diagnostics Europe

Lisbon (PT)

Novel molecular-based tools are rapidly entering the clinic and creating a new paradigm in healthcare. The Fourth International Molecular Diagnostics Europe event will feature six tracks: Prenatal Molecular Diagnostics, Reproductive Genetic Diagnostics, Circulating Tumour Cells, Circulating Cell-Free DNA, Advanced Diagnostics for Infectious Disease, and Point-of-Care Diagnostics. As the prenatal diagnostics market has demonstrated, molecular diagnostics are being applied to the clinical setting for greater speed and accuracy of healthcare delivery, while paving the way for a new era in medicine.
Contact: Christina Lingham, Cambridge Innovation Institute (CHI)


04.04.2016 - 06.04.2016

BIO-Europe Spring 2016

Stockholm (SE)

BIO-Europe Spring® is an essential event for anyone serious about partnering in the biotech industry. As the springtime counterpart of BIO-Europe, the conference encourages delegates to continue establishing and maintaining partnerships using EBD Group’s industry acclaimed approach.
Contact: Tom Voigt, EBD Group

05.04.2016 - 06.04.2016

Circulation Tumour Cells

Lisbon (PT)

Leading researchers will demonstrate how they are paving the way to bring liquid biopsy to the patient. Emphasis will be placed on the needs of clinicians, techniques to stratify and monitor, and key applications with the highest probability of success. Tools and techniques for detection, characterization, and isolation will be examined in depth. Finally, CTCs and ctDNA will be evaluated and compared for their use in the clinical management of cancer.
Contact: CHI

9th International Conference on Bio-based Materials + Bio-based Start-up Day


05.04.2016 - 07.04.2016

9th International Conference on Bio-based Materials + Bio-based Start-up Day

Cologne (DE)

This conference aims to provide international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading companies. The 3rd day is still dedicated to high-potential start-ups and becomes now the Bio-based Start-up Day.
Start-ups from the field of bio-based chemistry, polymers and biotechnology will introduce themselves.
Contact: Nova Institut

06.04.2016 - 08.04.2016

Genome Editing and Gene Modulation – Functional Genomics Technologies for Translational Research & Therapeutics

Oxford (UK)

The congress will address applications of genome editing and gene modulation technologies in a variety of systems. This meeting will develop upon the ongoing RNAi series of conference at Oxford since 2006 and the 1st CRISPR symposium in 2015. The Congress will take an ‘application-based approach’ to its scientific agenda and will include genome editing technologies, such as CRISPR, TALENs and ZFN and gene modulation approaches, such as RNAi and antisense oligos.
Contact: Oxford Biomedical Science Network

06.04.2016 - 08.04.2016

CTERP 2016 – Cell Technologies At The Edge: Research and Practice, Recent Achievements in Stem Cells Research

St. Petersburg (RU)

Recent discoveries in stem cell field, most notably in pluripotent stem cell research, have opened tremendous opportunities for drug development, modeling of disease, and transplantation medicine. The conference has to serve as a communication platform for scientists from basic and applied cell biology fields, practical doctors and biotech companies. The aim of the conference is to meet and share experience, discuss future application of stem cells, develop novel approaches of drug screening and stem cell-based practical medicine.
Contact: Institute of Cytology Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

06.04.2016 - 08.04.2016

BioNanoMed 2016 – Nanotechnology enables Personalized Medicine

Krems (A)

Know-How-Transfer meeting for scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from Natural Science, Medical Science and Engineering Subjects throughout the world. Topics: Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications; Regenerative Nanomedicine –Nanotechnology and Stem Cells; Nanotechnology for Detection, Diagnosis, Imaging & Sensing; NanoPharmaceuticals & Drug Design; Nano Oncology: Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Contact: Margit Malatschnig, Techkonnex - High-Tech Promotion
Phone: +43-699-19215844

06.04.2016 - 08.04.2016

4th BioProScale Symposium – Bioprocess intensification through Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD)

Berlin (GER)

The implementation of PAT and QbD in Bioprocess development and industrial scale operation are key factors for an efficient bioprocesses development, optimization and robust operation, and thus a main driver for bioprocess intensification in all areas of bioproduction. In its tradition the BioProScale symposium will focus in cross-discipline contributions for a better understanding of large-scale operation and consistency in bioprocess development. 
Contact: Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer, TU Berlin, Institute for Biotechnology

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