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Conferences and Meetings on Biotechnology offers, as part of our business activities, a directory of upcoming scientific and technical meetings. The calendar is published for the convenience of conference participants and we strive to support conference organisers who need to publish their upcoming events. Although great care is being taken to ensure the correctness of all entries, we cannot accept any liability that may arise from the presence, absence or incorrectness of any particular information on this website. Always check with the meeting organiser before making arrangements to participate in an event!

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1.ESF | EMBO Symposium — Long regulatory RNAs
 Dates 13 Sep 2014 → 18 Sep 2014
[ID=606487] Go to top of page
 LocationPultusk, Poland
 Abstract Humans and worms show striking phenotypic differences despite the fact that both genomes encode a comparable number of protein coding genes (~20,000). These observations suggest that biological complexity cannot be accounted for by protein coding genes alone. Emerging data from different areas of investigation suggest that the information which programs biological complexity is entwined in noncoding regulatory RNA. Powerful novel sequencing technologies have enabled the discovery of an entire new world of long and short noncoding RNAs. Regulatory noncoding RNAs play an established role in epigenetic mechanisms such as parental imprinting or X chromosome inactivation, cutting-edge results, however, indicate a much broader impact. Recent evidence suggests that noncoding regulatory RNAs are involved in disease, development and aging. The expression of several tumour suppressor genes is controlled by both small and long regulatory RNAs and specific noncoding RNAs are indicative for tumour development and disease progression. In addition, antisense RNAs play a role in an inherited form of anaemia and in Alzheimer’s disease. It comes as no surprise that regulatory RNAs raise the justified promise of seminal therapeutic applications.
 Topics Invited speakers and talks will include: Pier-Paolo Pandolfi, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA Mitchell Guttmann, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA Nikolaus Rajewski, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, DE Noora Kotaja, University of Turku, Turku, Fi Anton Wutz, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland Andreas Werner, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK Peter Fraser, Peter Fraser, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK Florian Pauler, Center for Molecular Medicine, Vienna, AT Gunter Meister, University of Regenburg, Regensburg, DE Laura Poliseno, Istituto Toscano Tumori, Pisa, IT Maite Huarte, University of Navarra, Pamplona, ES Donal O'Carroll, EMBL, Monterotondo, IT Laurie A. Boyer, Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, USA Petr Svoboda, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, CZ Stefanie Dimmeler, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, DE Sven Diederichs, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, DE Anders H Lund, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK Reuven Agami, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL Nicola Illing, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, RSA Alena Shkumatava, Institut Curie, Paris, Fr
 Contact Giulia Miotto; Email:
 Related subject(s) Genomics and Bioinformatics; Molecular Biology
2.16th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition
 Dates 14 Sep 2014 → 19 Sep 2014
[ID=623284] Go to top of page
 LocationFortaleza, Brazil
3.Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress
 Dates 18 Sep 2014 → 19 Sep 2014
[ID=637624] Go to top of page
 LocationSan Diego, California, United States
 Abstract Bringing together researchers and industry participants from both academia and industry, this conference will discuss the innovative developments in Lab-on-a-Chip (LOAC), Microfluidics, and Microarrays Spaces. Presentations will explore the latest advances in LOAC, Microfluidics and Microarrays. Focus at this conference will also be given to some of the many applications of Lab-on-a-Chip, from life science research, to taking diagnostics to the point-of-care/point-of-need. We focus on LOAC device production technologies, novel designs/technologies for manufacture, as well as the key application areas for LOAC from research to diagnostics.
 Topics Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics, Microarrays, Lab-on-a-Chip device production technologies, LOAC from research to diagnostics, Synthetic Biology, Applications of Microfluidics/LOAC as Biosensors for Clinical Utilization in Disease Monitoring/Diagnostics, Microfluidics/LOAC: Research/Genetic/Epigenetic/Proteomic Applications, Droplet-based Digital Microfluidics, Microfluidics for Catalysis/Electrocatalysis,
 Contact Jeff Fan; Phone: [+1 510-857-4865]; Email:
4.Exosomes & Single Cell Analysis Summit
 Dates 18 Sep 2014 → 19 Sep 2014
[ID=637677] Go to top of page
 LocationSan Diego, California, United States
 Abstract The Exosomes and Single Cell Analysis Summit 2014 features the most up-to-date topics in this expanding field and brings together an array of leading international speakers--the only event in its class, this conference aims to present the audience with the very latest developments in the study of extracellular vesicles (EVs) as well as the analysis of cells at the single cellular level (SCA).
 Topics Exosomes, single cell analysis, Diagnostic Opportunities for Extracellular Vesicles, Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs), Exosomes as Delivery Vehicles, Liquid Biopsies: Exosomes, CTCs, Microfluidic Devices for Single-Cell Transcriptomics, Novel Tools and Technologies for Single Cell Analysis (SCA), Single Cell Analysis (SCA) in Companion Diagnostics (CDx) Development, Single Cell Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)
 Contact Jeff Fan; Phone: [+1 510-857-4865]; Email:
5.iCBBE 2014 — The 8th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
 Dates 20 Sep 2014 → 22 Sep 2014
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 LocationSuzhou, China
 Topics Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical imaging, Biostatistics and biometry, The information technology in bioinformatics, Environmental pollution & public health
 Related subject(s) Molecular Biology; Genomics and Bioinformatics
6.GTB14 — First International Conference on Genomics Traits and Business
 Dates 21 Sep 2014 → 24 Sep 2014
[ID=613055] Go to top of page
 LocationCharlotte, United States
 Abstract The First International Conference on Genomics, Traits and Business aims to bring together leaders from the AgBiotech and seed industry, the bioenergy and biomaterials industry, and the scientific communities connected with these industries. The conference will create a unique opportunity to discuss in depth the issues that shape these industries. Leading scientists, government officials and industry leaders will focus discussion on scientific highlights, regulatory advances and IP issues, research innovations, public-private collaborations, new product developments, and novel business models. The conference will offer the attendees an interdisciplinary understanding of the underlying genomics, technology innovations and business models that drive the industry and its application in private and public enterprises. Innovation models and strategies will be discussed and analysed.
 Topics genomics, traits, business, agbiotech, seed, seeds, bioenergy, biomaterials, plant science, biotechnology
 Contact Email:
 Related subject(s) Genomics and Bioinformatics; Food Chemistry, Agronomy and Food Production
7.EUSTM 2014 — 2nd Annual Congress of the European Society for Translational Medicine & Global Network Conference on Translational Medicine
 Dates 22 Sep 2014 → 25 Sep 2014
[ID=646231] Go to top of page
 LocationVienna, Austria
 Abstract EUSTM-2014 unites world leaders and experts from industry, academia, research institutions, service providers, SMEs, regulatory agencies, policy makers, and governments to discuss translational approaches and tools designed to accelerate research and develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics thereby reducing high cost budgets and attrition rates. Moreover, EUSTM Expert Panels will discuss and showcase latest developments in specific areas of disease modeling, biomarkers, orphan/rare diseases, clinical epidemiology, novel diagnostics, public health, data management, omics applications and vaccine research.
 Topics KEY TOPICS AND THEMES: • Translating Novel Pathophysiological Findings into Therapeutics Developments • New Horizons in Biomarkers & Novel Diagnostics • Novel findings & Updates in Omics Sciences & Data Management • Diseases Modelling: Novel findings & Updates • New Horizons in Vaccine Adjuvants • New Horizons in Orphan Diseases R&D Panels Discussions/Symposia • Translational approaches to speed up therapeutics developments • Current advancements in modern diagnostic techniques & instrumentations • New Horizons in Orphan Diseases R&D • Disease Modelling- Current situation and future • New Horizons in Vaccine Adjuvants • Emerging role of Microwave Imaging Technology (by EU Cost Action TD1301)
 Contact Sandra Oberhuber; Phone: [+43 1 8923 562]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Medicine (in general); Healthcare Systems
8.New developments in Cancer Biologics
 Dates 29 Sep 2014 → 30 Sep 2014
[ID=634625] Go to top of page
 LocationCambridge, United Kingdom
 Abstract Several leading scientists, CSOs, Engineers and academic Professors, all distinguished in their fields, will give presentations and share their knowledge and discuss with you topics of mutual interest. The meeting will address several leading edge advances
 Topics • Emerging therapeutic approaches • Exploiting the immune system and stromal therapy • Bispecific Approaches for therapy • Targeting of drugs for cancer therapy • Novel therapeutic Antibodies • Future advances in novel biologics platform
 Contact Dr G Subramanian ; Email:
 Related subject(s) Oncology
9.Kurs — Downstream Processing in der Biotechnologie, Teil 1: Filtrationstechniken
 Start date30 Sep 2014
[ID=608359] Go to top of page
 LocationBad Soden, Germany
 Organizer NOVIA GmbH
 Abstract Die Filtration zählt zu den wichtigsten Technologien für die Aufreinigung biopharmazeutischer Wertstoffe. Das Seminar vermittelt alle wesentlichen Grundlagen der Direktflussfiltration und Tangentialflussfiltration. Zur besseren Illustration stehen alle gängigen Filterbauformen als Handmuster zur Verfügung.
 Topics Filtrationstechniken, Downstream Processing
 Contact NOVIA GmbH, Frankfurt; Phone: 069 305 43843; Email:
 Related subject(s) Events and Training in Chromatography (GC, HPLC, UPLC)
10.Kurs — Downstream Processing in der Biotechnologie, Teil 2: Präparative Trennungen
 Start date01 Oct 2014
[ID=608303] Go to top of page
 LocationBad Soden, Germany
 Organizer NOVIA GmbH
 Abstract Im Downstream Processing nimmt die Chromatographie eine wichtige Stellung ein. Durch verschiedene chromatographische Techniken können Moleküle aufgrund Ihrer unterschiedlichen Charakteristika aufgetrennt werden. Ziel des Kurses ist es den Teilnehmern einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Chromatographietechniken zu geben. Außerdem werden unterschiedliche Aspekte der Prozesschromatographie besprochen, sowie unterschiedliche Säulen- und Gerätetypen erörtert bzw. Packmethoden vorgestellt.
 Topics Downstream Processing, präparative Trennungen
 Contact NOVIA GmbH, Frankfurt; Phone: 069 305 43843; Email:
 Related subject(s) Events and Training in Chromatography (GC, HPLC, UPLC)
11.Join the Cell Culture & BioProcessing Forum — Cell Culture & BioProcessing
 Dates 01 Oct 2014 → 02 Oct 2014
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 LocationBerlin, Germany
 Abstract Two days of this interactive and scientific programme, followed by a year of application will simplify your work and achieve predictive results of high quality and quantity
 Topics cell culture bio processing bio reactors cell chains cell line cell development
 Contact Andrea Weber; Phone: [+421 257 272 162]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Biology
12.CSSystems — Cell Symposia: Systems Approach to Metabolic Diseases
 Dates 01 Oct 2014 → 03 Oct 2014
[ID=613002] Go to top of page
 LocationChicago, United States
 Abstract In order to develop a complete understanding of a biological system, information must cover multiple dimensions. Over the last ten years, we have witnessed decisive advances in bioinformatics, genome sequencing, and high-throughput technologies, that have highlighted the need for approaching biological systems as a whole. Metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer, involve complex genetic, molecular, and environmental interactions, and systems-based approaches have proven to be instrumental in tackling this complexity by integrating genomic, molecular, and physiological data. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to bring together experts in systems biology and metabolism to discuss how ‘Omics’ approaches can be exploited in an effort to understand the perturbations that take place in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases. We will discuss novel approaches for studying metabolic alterations in a high-throughput scale and explore how epigenomics, non-coding RNAs, and environmental factors control metabolic pathways in disease settings.
 Topics Metabolism, Systems Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, biotechnology, Endocrinology, Physiology, omics, RNAs, RNA, bioinformatics, genome, biological systems, metabolic, diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, genetic, molecular, systems biology, metabolic diseases, epigenomics
 Contact Email:
 Related subject(s) Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Toxicology; Biology
13.The 2nd Microbiome/Microbiota R&D and Business Collaberation Forum
 Dates 02 Oct 2014 → 03 Oct 2014
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 LocationSan Diego, United States
 Topics Microbiome, Microbioata, Microbes, Beneficial Microbes, Probiotics
 Contact Nick Noakes; Phone: [+44 (0) 1865 849841]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Molecular Biology; Gastroenterology
14.Digital PCR
 Dates 06 Oct 2014 → 08 Oct 2014
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 LocationLa Jolla, CA, United States
 Abstract Digital PCR's ability to precisely quantitate, identify mutations, copy number variations, and do gene expression analysis is creating waves across the diagnostics landscape. It is well suited for single-cell analysis and shows promise to become a superior tool in the clinic due to its capacity to work with small amounts of sample. The Third Annual Digital PCR event will bring together industry visionaries and early adopters to discuss digital PCR's capabilities, limitations, and future applications. Researchers will examine applications in cancer biomarker and rare mutation detection, non-invasive fetal DNA analysis, and infectious disease quantification, particularly in HIV. Novel digital PCR devices from startups and academic labs will be showcased. Other topics to be addressed include digital PCR integration with existing technologies, solutions for processing difficult samples as well as increasing sample throughput, and guidelines and best practices for digital detection.
 Topics digital pcr, pcr, real-time PCR, polymerase, DNA quantification, diagnostics, preventative medicine, nucleic acids, digital PCR technologies, dna amplification, minority target detection, Copy Number Variation, Absolute Quantification, Circulating Tumor DNA, Molecular Analysis, Emerging Digital Detection Technologies
 Contact Kris Waterman; Phone: [781-972-5400]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Events and Training in Chromatography (GC, HPLC, UPLC)
15.ESSIB — European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology
 Dates 06 Oct 2014 → 10 Oct 2014
[ID=630840] Go to top of page
 LocationMilan, Italy
 Abstract The European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology (ESSIB) is organized by the University of Milano-Bicocca (Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences), the University of Stuttgart (Institute of Technical Biochemistry), and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Department of Chemical Engineering). ESSIB addresses PhD students and postdocs, preferentially from European laboratories, and will take place every year starting with 2014 in a different country and with a different focus. ESSIB is a complete educational program based on lectures, practical laboratory experience, and contacts with companies active in the field.

The first edition is planned for October 2014 in Milano (Italy) with focus on “Stability, Folding, and Misfolding of Recombinant Proteins”.

 Topics Monitoring protein misfolding and aggregation in growing cells (in vivo), Measuring misfolding and aggregation of proteins (in vitro), Predicting aggregation-prone regions from the protein sequence (in silico).
 Contact Marina Lotti, Paola Branduardi Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences University of Milano Bicocca Milano, Italy; Phone: [++39 02 64483527]; Email:
16.9CBAS — 9th Cell Based Assay & Screening Technologies Conference
 Dates 07 Oct 2014 → 08 Oct 2014
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 LocationDublin, Ireland
 Abstract This meeting will provide a forum for industry leaders from major pharmaceutical companies and cutting-edge biotech companies, top researchers from academia, and software and technology providers to present innovative and relevant applications of current assay and screening technologies to continually improve efficacy and meaningful data output. Join us as we discuss recent advances and developments in 3D cell cultures, phenotypic screening, breakthrough genome-editing technologies such as CRISPRs, and other predictive tools that can improve clinical outcomes in drug discovery and development.
 Contact Kristen Starkey ; Phone: [((626) 256-6405)]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Genomics and Bioinformatics
17.Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium — Medicinal Stem Cell Products
 Dates 09 Oct 2014 → 10 Oct 2014
[ID=613005] Go to top of page
 LocationLeipzig, Germany
 Topics Stem Cells, Production, Extraction, Reprogramming, Manufacturing, Expansion, Engineering, Differentiation, Application, Therapy, Drug Discovery, Toxicity Testing
 Contact Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology , Jens Augustin; Phone: [+49 341 35536-9320]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Molecular Biology; Hematology
18.New Approaches to Cancer Drug Discovery
 Start date14 Oct 2014
[ID=654605] Go to top of page
 LocationBoston, United States
 Abstract New approaches to Cancer Drug Discovery is a one-day scientific symposium brought together to highlight the spectrum of new approaches and technologies being applied to oncology therapeutics of the future. The agenda will cover the spectrum of small molecule approaches to novel target groups (including epigenetic and metabolic), immunomodulation for oncology, messenger RNA therapeutics and novel nanotechnology engineering platforms. The day is aimed at scientists who wish to get a broad appreciation of the latest advances in cancer drug discovery delivered by key scientists from leading organizations.
 Topics oncology, biotechnology, symposium, advances in cancer drug discovery, epigenetic, metabolic, immunomodulation, messenger RNA therapeutics, novel nanotechnology engineering
 Contact W Spearing; Email:
 Related subject(s) Oncology; Pharmacology and Drug Development
19.2nd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials
 Dates 15 Oct 2014 → 17 Oct 2014
[ID=623294] Go to top of page
 LocationNice, France
 Related subject(s) Chemicals and Materials Science
20.2nd QPCR and Digital PCR Congress — The 2nd qPCR and Digital PCR Congress
 Dates 20 Oct 2014 → 21 Oct 2014
[ID=619280] Go to top of page
 LocationLondon, United Kingdom
 Abstract Building on the success of the first meeting, the 2014 qPCR & Digital PCR Congress will have more speakers and expanded coverage of developments in dPCR while also addressing the key advances in qPCR.
 Topics qPCR, dPCR, Digital PCR, molecular biology, diagnostics, gene expression, genomics, biomarkers, pathogen detection, GMO, mRNA, NGS, bioinformatics, data management
 Contact Phone: [+44 (0) 1865 849841]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Molecular Biology; Systems Biology and Computational Biology
21.Biosensors: Applications in Industrial Biotechnology
 Start date21 Oct 2014
[ID=617472] Go to top of page
 LocationLondon, United Kingdom
 Abstract Chemical sensors and biosensors are becoming increasingly indispensable tools in the life science, medical and biotechnology sectors, particularly where accurate and reproducible monitoring and control of processes are required. Within the biotechnology sector, intense pressure to: a) comply with regulatory requirements for process reproducibility; b) achieve consistency in the quality of the end product; and c) manage overall costs has meant that innovative solutions to complement existing approaches are required. This need has, in part, been answered through the development and application of sensor technology to solve industrial problems.

Although, there are a wide variety of different sensors, they are all designed to perform two key tasks; molecular recognition and signal transduction. And, it is the latter task that is typically used to characterise them as either electrochemical, optical, spectroscopic, piezo-electrical or thermal devices. The many reported applications range from the rapid, unequivocal diagnosis of medical conditions like heart attacks used in hospitals to wireless, field-based devices used to monitor environmental samples. In this conference, the Separation Science and Technology Group (SSTG) has assembled a panel of world renowned experts in sensor technology to present on the latest developments in this new and exciting area of science. The panel will discuss their own work covering such areas as development of innovative nanotechnology methods, fabrication of sensors using state-of-the-art materials, applications of optical, micro-fluidic chemical and biological sensors to monitor and control industrial processes.

 Topics biosensors, biotechnology, spectroscopy, sensors, industry, signal, electrochemical, separation science,
 Contact Phone: [442075981561]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Mass Spectroscopy and NMR; Photochemistry and Spectroscopy
22.PEGS Summit Europe: Protein & Antibody Engineering
 Dates 03 Nov 2014 → 07 Nov 2014
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 LocationLisbon, Portugal
 Abstract PEGS Europe is the largest European event covering all aspects of protein and antibody engineering. With two consecutive years of 40% growth in attendance, and another year of expanded program coverage, this year's event will feature 500 attendees, 150 technical presentations, 70+ scientific posters, 40+ sponsors & exhibitors, dedicated networking opportunities, exclusive exhibit & poster hours, and interactive roundtable, breakout & panel discussions.
 Topics protein, antibody, antibodies, antibody engineering, protein engineering, alternative scaffolds, protein expression, bispecific antibodies, protein purification, antibody constructs, biologics, immunogenicity, protein aggregation, antibody-drug conjugates, cancer biotherapeutics, biotherapeutics, protein expression
 Contact Kris Waterman; Phone: [781-972-5400]; Email:
23.POC and mHealth Diagnostics Summit
 Dates 05 Nov 2014 → 07 Nov 2014
[ID=632241] Go to top of page
 LocationBoston, MA, United States
 Abstract The growth and proliferation of point-of-care testing and mobile health devices is an indicator of the transformation in the IVD market, driven by the need to reduce the cost of healthcare and shorten the time required to get test results. A newly emerging DTC segment will meet the needs of consumers who are willing to pay out of pocket to manage their own health information by creating an array of tools designed to enable preventative medicine. This inaugural event will highlight advances in the rapid testing market in two sections: the development of technologies and the progression to the clinical and consumer interface.
 Topics mHealth, POC, Diagnostics, Health IT, pharma, healthcare, Point-of-Care, Point-of-care testing, POCT, Disease Management, Molecular Dx, sensors, Telemedicine, Direct to consumer, bed-side testing, clinical decision support, EMR, EHR, patient-centered care, EMR integration, home health, remote patient care management, chronic disease management, population health
 Contact Kris Waterman; Phone: [781-972-5400]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Medicine (in general)
24.2014NGBTConference — 2014 NextGen Genomics & Bioinformatics Technologies (NGBT) conference
 Dates 17 Nov 2014 → 19 Nov 2014
[ID=632213] Go to top of page
 LocationNIMHANS, Bangalore, India
 Abstract SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) & The Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) are pleased to host the 2014 NextGen Genomics & Bioinformatics Technologies (NGBT) conference in Bangalore, India. In just over a decade, since the first human reference genome was completed for US$3 billion, the sequencing technologies have radically changed allowing human genome sequencing to be accomplished in a week for under US$1000. The next generation sequencing technologies over the past five years have enabled a large number of genomic studies that impact human health and disease. Also, this has made possible the growth of microbial, animal and plant genomics studies. While the data production has increased at a rapid pace, challenges in analyzing and interpreting the data remain. The NGBT conference will cover the recent advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, bioinformatics for NGS and translational applications of NGS in various areas of lifesciences including human health and medicine.
 Topics Next Generation sequencing Bioinformatics analysis NGS Genomics Clinical data management Biotechnology microbial, animal and plant genomics studies High Throughput Sequencing High Performing Computing Big Data
 Contact Srijith V M; Phone: [+919446063398]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Genomics and Bioinformatics; Molecular Biology
25.Immunogenicity and Bioassay Summit 2014
 Dates 17 Nov 2014 → 19 Nov 2014
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 LocationHyatt Regency Bethesda, United States
 Abstract Following year-on-year success, CHI presents the Sixth Annual Immunogenicity and Bioassay Summit 2014: 3 conferences, 45+ presentations, 15+ interactive breakout round table and panel discussions, exhibit/poster hall, and networking opportunities. Immunogenicity Prediction & Mitigation is designed to help investigators design and select non-immunogenic products for early-stage decision making, while Immunogenicity Assessment & Clinical Relevance and Optimizing Bioassays for Biologics will enable investigators to overcome the complexities of bioassays and immunoassays and develop programs that ensure their products are safe and efficacious, and satisfy regulatory requirements. Register today so you can join 250+ of your peers at the Number 1 Immunogenicity Summit in the U.S.
 Topics immunogenicity, assay technologies, biologic assays, optimizing bioassays for biologics, immunogenicity assessment and strategies, immunogenicity risk assessment, bioassay, biosimilars
 Contact Kris Waterman; Phone: [781-972-5400]; Email:
26.Capturing Value in Next-Generation Sequencing
 Start date20 Nov 2014
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 LocationBethesda, United States
 Abstract This symposium offers an opportunity to learn and engage on the early real-world clinical applications of NGS in the oncology space. It will involve a review of the clinical and health economic value perspectives of providers, payers, and technology innovators, and examine how the technology may fit with emerging oncology payment/business model approaches. The symposium will gather a range of clinical and economic stakeholders in advanced genomics, and creates a participatory forum for dialogue on how to define the value of NGS, and determine the evidence required to support and incorporate it in the on-going delivery of patient care.
 Topics Advanced Genomics, Emerging Business Models, Clinical, Economic
 Contact Phone: [781-972-5400]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Genomics and Bioinformatics; Oncology
27.LOACA2014 — Lab-on-a-Chip Asia - Microfluidics and Point Of Care Diagnostics
 Dates 20 Nov 2014 → 21 Nov 2014
[ID=620580] Go to top of page
 LocationSingapore, Singapore
 Abstract During this event, you will gain an insight into the latest developments in Microfluidics and Microfabrication, Optofluidics and Detection and Biomolecular Detection to name just a few of the exciting topics we will be covering.
 Topics Biomolecular Detection, Cell Separation and Capture, Diagnostics and Medical Applications, Droplet Manipulation and Applications, Market Orientated Device Development, Microfabrication and Microfluidics, Manufacturing Technology, Microfluidics Components and Devices, Nanotech on a Chip, Optofluidics and Detection, Single Cell Processing and Analysis
 Contact Phone: [0065 9186 3245]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Molecular Biology
28.ICBE — International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering
 Dates 11 Jan 2015 → 14 Jan 2015
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 LocationCedar Creek, United States
29.Biotech Showcase™ 2015 — Biotech Showcase™ 2015
 Dates 12 Jan 2015 → 14 Jan 2015
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 LocationSan Francisco, United States
 Abstract Biotech Showcase™ is an investor and partnering conference devoted to providing private and small- and mid-cap biotechnology companies an opportunity to present to and meet with investors and biopharmaceutical executives during the course of one of the largest annual healthcare conferences that attracts investors and biopharmaceutical executives from around the world.
 Topics Investor conference, diagnostic partnering, business development, licensing, finance
 Contact Kelly Rogers ; Phone: [T: +1 760 930 0500]; Email:
30.Gordon Research Conference — Chloroplast Biotechnology: Pathway Engineering 2015
 Dates 18 Jan 2015 → 23 Jan 2015
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 LocationVentura, United States
 Abstract The 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Chloroplast Biotechnology will present cutting-edge research by an international group of scientists interested in experimental approaches to probe chloroplast structure and function and to exploit plastome engineering for biotechnological applications. The meeting is particularly timely in bringing together a growing community of scientists combining fundamental studies on chloroplast molecular biology with applications in agriculture, industrial biotechnology and healthcare. Covered at the meeting will be microalgae as well as land plants. The topics will include organelle genome evolution, revealing structural diversity that may guide the design of synthetic organelle genomes. Speakers will provide an update on all aspects of chloroplast gene expression, including the transcription machinery, mRNA processing, mRNA editing and mRNA degradation, mRNA translation and protein processing, assembly and turnover. Emphasis will be on the role of small regulatory RNAs and the function of nuclear-encoded, organelle-targeted RNA-binding proteins, the functions of which are largely unknown. Applications will include engineering plastid-encoded genes to improve plant productivity and boost biofuel production. Introduction of novel biosynthetic pathways in the plastid genome through engineering of polycistronic operons will be part of the program. Production of vaccines, industrial enzymes, and human therapeutic proteins in chloroplasts will also be discussed. Plastid engineering is routine in tobacco, tomato, potato, lettuce, cabbage and soybean, but thus far has not been successful in many other species, including monocots. Technical advances needed to extend to new crops and development of new regulated expression systems will be part of the program. Plastids, best known as chloroplasts when specialized for photosynthesis, are plant cellular organelles with a relatively small genome (ptDNA; 120-230-kb in size) that is present in up to thousands of copies per cell. Genetically stable transplastomic plants are obtained by modification of a plastid genome by homologous recombination, followed by replication of the transformed ptDNA and gradual dilution of wild type genome copies under selection in cultured cells, and plant regeneration. Generally recognized benefits of plastid engineering are: the potential for high-level protein expression from plastid transgenes; the potential for expression of multiple genes in operons; and transgene containment in crops in which only the maternal parent inherits plastids, thereby preventing transgene flow via pollen. Plastid transformation today is applied to problems in four general areas: (1) expression of recombinant proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical applications; (2) engineering the plastid genome to improve plant productivity; (3) engineering novel pathways into chloroplasts; (4) engineering novel agronomic traits into chloroplasts for gene stacking and transgene containment.
31.Pep Talk: The Protein Science Week
 Dates 19 Jan 2015 → 23 Jan 2015
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 LocationSan Diego, United States
 Abstract PepTalk: The Protein Science Week January 19-23, 2015, offers an array of education, innovation and networking programs. Over 300 high-caliber speakers share case studies, unpublished data, breakthroughs and solutions that support and enhance your research. Ample networking opportunities allow you to connect with colleagues and peers from around the world and gain new perspectives on the evolution of biologics. Choose between 19 Conferences, 12 Short Courses, 3 Training Seminars, 90+ BuzZ Session Discussion Roundtables, and dedicated exhibit hall and poster viewing hours to create a custom agenda that fits your research and networking needs!
 Topics biotech, protein, biologics
 Contact Kris Waterman; Phone: [(781-972-5400)]; Email:
32.High-Content Analysis & Phenotypic Screening
 Dates 26 Jan 2015 → 27 Jan 2015
[ID=638100] Go to top of page
 LocationNeedham, United States
 Abstract We are pleased to announce CHI’s Twelfth Annual High-Content Analysis meeting, the premier event showcasing the latest advancements in HCA applications and technologies. Over the years we have observed the technology mature and its adoption spread into many areas of compound screening/evaluation and functional analysis. The Twelfth Annual High-Content Analysis 2015 meeting will focus on the next steps of technology development, including new assays and probes, more advanced image analysis and data management, high-content screening of 3D models and ultra high-resolution imaging. This year, we will also co-locate CHI’s Inaugural Phenotypic Screening meeting, offering two tracks to choose from, expanded exhibit hall and an offering of user group meetings and dinner courses. The Phenotypic Screening meeting will address the advantages of phenotypic screening vs. target-based screening, and focus on assay development, selection of physiologically-relevant models and subsequent target identification, as well as case studies of phenotypic screens from leading pharma.
 Contact Kris Waterman , Cambridge Healthtech Institute ; Phone: [(781-972-5400)]; Email:
33.PANIC — Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference
 Dates 09 Feb 2015 → 12 Feb 2015
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 LocationLa Jolla, United States
 Abstract The PANIC meeting is intended to address topics that occur daily in industrial, government, and academic research laboratories whose primary task entails the application of NMR to a diverse set of analytical problems. Topics include quantitation, molecular structure characterization, trace component and mixture analysis, and product support for a variety of materials that include small molecules, polymers, heterogeneous mixtures, natural products, biosimilars, polysaccharides, and proteins. The conference provides in-depth discussions of the “nuts and bolts” of basic NMR experiments that accent the underlying best-practices developed to address these everyday problems. It also explores the regulatory aspects of the applications of these experiments.
 Contact Kris Waterman ; Phone: [781-972-5400]; Email:
34.Molecular Med TRI-CON 2015
 Dates 15 Feb 2015 → 20 Feb 2015
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 LocationSan Francisco, United States
 Abstract The 22nd International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference is the industry's Preeminent Event on Molecular Medicine, focusing on Drug Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology. Spanning six days this year, the Tri-Conference includes an expanded program that includes 6 symposia, over 20 short courses, and 17 conference programs.
 Topics biotech, biotechnology, information technology, diagnostics, genomics, drug discovery
 Contact Kris Waterman ; Phone: [(781-972-5400)]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Pharmacology and Drug Development
35.Life Sciences Israel 2015 — The 3rd International Partnering of the Israeli BioMedTech Industry Life Sciences Israel 2015
 Dates 18 Feb 2015 → 19 Feb 2015
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 LocationTel Aviv, Israel
 Abstract Life Sciences Israel™ 2015 is beginning to look like the leading local partnering event focusing purely on Life Sciences and therefore highly recommended by many as Israel’s most productive Bio/Pharma/Medtech gathering which provides ideal platform for contact making, collaboration and business opportunities for Life Sciences decision makers and investors. The event offers a make-up of elegant, lucrative, intimate , efficient, exceptional blend of companies and top of the line partnering system – all that is needed for concrete productive businesses development activities for everyone – from investors to start ups’, from distributors to manufacturers and from entrepreneurs to mature firms.
 Topics Emerging Medtech Companies, Venture Capitalists, Dental Companies, Private Equity and Financial Institutional Firms, Bio/ Pharma / OTC Distributors Medical Institutions & Organizations Agents & Representatives, Incubators Academic Institutions, TTO’s Service Providers, Entrepreneurs
 Contact Gail Tito Address: 60 Medinat Hayehudim st, 2nd Floor, 46766 Herzliya, Israel; Phone: [41 22 5330 948]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Applied Physics: Biophysics, Medical Physics and Healthcare Technologies
36.CASC2015 — The Clinical Applications of Stem Cells
 Dates 26 Feb 2015 → 27 Feb 2015
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 LocationSingapore, Singapore
 Abstract Select Biosciences South East Asia is pleased to present The Clinical Applications of Stem Cells.
 Topics Adult Stem Cells for Cellular Therapy, Adipose-derived Stem Cells, Clinical Translational Applications with Pluripotent Stem Cells, Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Stem Cells, Cosmetic Surgery and Associated Applications, Wound and Burn Healing, Dental Applications , Orthopaedic Applications, Veterinary Applications of Stem Cells, Current State of the Science, Research vs. Clinical Challenges in Stem Cell Translation, Regulatory Landscape and Ethical Considerations, Disease Classes Addressed and Current Status of Ongoing Clinical Trials, The Path to Commercialization
 Contact Paul Raggett, CEO; Phone: [0065 9186 3246]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Clinical trials
37.European Symposium and Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas (BioMAT) 2015
 Dates 21 Apr 2015 → 22 Apr 2015
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 LocationWeimar, Germany
 Abstract The symposium Euro BioMAT addresses the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of biomaterials and closely related areas. The motivation is not only the recent scientific progress and new challenges of this exciting, strongly interdisciplinary field of science and engineering. Materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists in industrial R&D as well as medical professionals are increasingly facing situations, where materials are confronted with high performance requirements and a challenging biological environment at the same time. Much of the growth in the area of biomaterials emerged in the USA and Asia over the last years but Europe is gaining ground with a fast and steady growth in this field. The German Materials Society and its panel of experts in biomaterials address these developments with the Euro BioMAT in Weimar. Euro BioMAT will present and discuss the current state of progress in development, characterization, application, testing and modelling of biomaterials in basic science and industry. In addition, this symposium will bring together experts in closely related areas, such as biomimetics, biomineralization and biopolymers.
38.European BioSafety Association (EBSA) Conference 2015
 Dates 21 Apr 2015 → 24 Apr 2015
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 LocationVienna, Austria
 Abstract European Biosafety Association (EBSA) was founded in June 1996. It is a not for profit organisation which aims to provide a forum for its members to discuss and debate issues of concern and to represent those working in the field of biosafety and associated activities. The Association has individual members, representing over 24 countries in Europe, as well as other regions. EBSA is open to anyone working in the field, providing unique networking opportunities. Members range from students to senior professionals, from disciplines as diverse as healthcare, academia, emergency response, pharmaceutical/biotech industries and regulatory affairs. The European Biosafety Association (EBSA) establishes and communicates best biosafety and biosecurity practices amongst its members and encourages dialogue and discussions on developing issues. EBSA represents and defends the collective interests of its members in all areas relating to biosafety and biosecurity. EBSA influences and supports emerging legislation and standards, with the objective of ensuring the prevention of harm to man or the environment from biological substances or materials.
 Related subject(s) Ecosystems, Environment and Sustainable Development; Regulation in Medicine and Pharmacology
39.4th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology
 Dates 10 May 2015 → 13 May 2015
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 LocationLisbon, Portugal
 Abstract Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies. This two and a half day Conference will provide a forum for accessing to the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field as well as learning about case studies of successfully integrated bio-sensing technologies.
40.AQPCR — Advances in qPCR and dPCR
 Dates 21 May 2015 → 22 May 2015
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 LocationSingapore, Singapore
 Abstract Select Biosciences South East Asia is pleased to present Advances in qPCR and dPCR.
 Topics Standardisation & Validation qPCR in Diagnostics , Diagnosing Cancer with qPCR, New qPCR Approaches , Single Cell Analysis , Clinical Applications of Digital PCR, Mutation Analysis , New Developments in Digital PCR , Forensics and Anti-terrorism Uses , Bioinformatics and Data Analysis, PLA - Proximity Ligation Assays
 Contact Paul Raggett, CEO; Phone: [0065 9186 3246]; Email:
41.IBC2015 — International Bioprinting Congress
 Dates 09 Jul 2015 → 10 Jul 2015
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 LocationSingapore, Singapore
 Abstract Building on the success of the 2014 event, we are honoured to again be working in partnership with Professor Chua Chee Kai, Director of the NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre, NTU, Singapore and Professor Makoto Nakamura, Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, University of Toyama, Japan, who will be our Conference Chairs.
 Topics Additive Manufacturing of Tissues and Biofabrication, Bio-Ink and Bioprintable Hydrogels, Biological Inkjet Printing, Biological, Laser Printing, Biomonitoring, Blueprints (Digital Models of Organs in STL Files), Cell and Tissue Patterning for Lab-on-a-Chip and, Tissue Models, Emerging Trends in Bioprinting, IT software for bioprinting, New Bioprinters, Postprinting Accelerated Tissue Maturation, Scaffolds and Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering, The application of Additive Manufacturing and Medical Devices
 Contact Paul Raggett, CEO; Phone: [0065 9186 3246]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Microtechnology, Nanotechnology
42.Gordon Research Conference — Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 2015
 Dates 19 Jul 2015 → 24 Jul 2015
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 LocationGirona, Spain
 Abstract The Biomaterials GRC provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research related to the interactions of biological systems with engineered, synthetic and natural materials. This conference brings together chemists, engineers, biologists, and clinicians working on interdisciplinary approaches to understand and/or control biological responses to materials in various biomedical and biotechnological applications. Major discussion topics include protein and cell interactions at biointerfaces, inflammatory and immune responses to implanted materials, functional performance of biomedical devices, systems for controlled delivery of therapeutics, synthesis of novel, hybrid materials, and tissue healing and regeneration. Finally, the conference also strives to facilitate interactions between junior and underrepresented minority researchers in the biomaterials and tissue engineering area with prominent senior investigators in the field as well as scientists from leading biomedical companies.
43.Translational Medicine 2015
 Dates 10 Aug 2015 → 13 Aug 2015
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 LocationCairns, Australia
 Abstract Translational Medicine will focus on the latest and exciting innovations in the area of medical research, and it will offer you a unique opportunity for the participants to meet the eminent scientists and famous investigators witnessing these academic conferences from different parts of the world.   This event will be providing an international platform for the young researchers and the business affiliates to network and perceive new scientific interactions for the future development in the related fields
 Related subject(s) Medicine (in general); Healthcare Systems

Last updated: 16 September 2014