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22–25 January 2018 III International Symposium on Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials and Applications
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Caparica (Lisbon, Portugal), for the 3rd International Symposium on Nanoparticles-Nanomaterials and Applications (3rd ISN2A-2018).
The Symposium will take place in Costa de Caparica (http://vimeo.com/4939136) the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th of January 2018.
We cordially encourage you to attend and contribute to one of the major events in 2018 on the – Nano field.
We are confident that you will appreciate the breadth and quality of the scientific program and the city of Caparica, and look forward to seeing you in 2018 in Portugal.
- Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Environmental Sciences
- Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Medicine
- Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Biology
- Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Chemistry
- Toxicology of Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials
- Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Innovation
- Computational Studies in Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials
- Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
30–31 January 2018 Festival of Genomics London 2018
West Entrance, Hall S1, the ExCeL Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
After the success of our London Festival in 2017, we are now raring to go once more. We will return to our hometown for the third Festival of Genomics London on the 30th & 31st January 2018.
And we've got some good news... registration is now open for you to secure your FREE Festival Pass. Register online at http://www.festivalofgenomicslondon.com/mdpi using promotion code SM3.
The Festival is for anyone generating, using, or studying genomic information. We have designed the show to offer insights and value for the full breadth of the genomics community – from academia, biopharma, healthcare organisations, investment firms, patient organisations and solution providers.
Our numerous stages will be packed with presentations and panels from some of the industry’s most influential figures and prestigious organisations.
In 2018 we will hone in on discussion topics such as: Cancer genomics, cardiovascular health, clinical genomics, CRISPR, drug development, enabling data, genetic counselling, immuno-oncology, implementation of genomics in the clinic, infectious diseases, patient engagement and much more.
If you’re using genomics to drive forward R&D, drug development or the diagnosis and treatment of disease then the Festival is the place to get inspired and informed.
Join us on our mission to deliver the benefits of genomics faster!
Use promotion code SM3 to register for free at http://www.festivalofgenomicslondon.com/mdpi
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12–13 February 2018 LS² Annual Meeting 2018
It is our pleasure to invite you to the LS² Annual Meeting 2018 with the topic "Metabolism & Signaling in the Life Sciences", held on the 12th and 13th of February, 2018 at the Amphimax/Amphipôle Campus of the University of Lausanne. The LS² Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences.
The organizing committee: Christian Münz (Chairman of the Meeting, UZH), Jean Gruenberg (LS² President, UNIGE), Urs Greber (LS² Vice-President, UZH), Thierry Soldati (LS² Past President, UNIGE) and Carolin von Schoultz and Jacqueline Oberholzer (LS² Management Team)
& the scientific committee: Stefan Kunz (CHUV), Gilbert Greub (CHUV), Petr Broz (UNIBAS), Bruno Lemaitre (EPFL), Giuseppe Pantaleo (CHUV), Matthias Peter (ETHZ), Pedro Romero (UNIL), Daniel Speiser (UNIL), Fabienne Taccini Cottier (UNIL), Mario Tschan (UNIBE), Justine Collier (UNIL)
We are looking forward to welcome you at the LS2 Annual Meeting 2018 in Lausanne!
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17–21 February 2018 BPS 2018, 62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA, USA
As science becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting continues its long-held reputation for bringing together leading scientists from the all over the world who work at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences.
The dynamic five-day Meeting provides attendees with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest emerging techniques and applications.
Despite its nearly 6,500 attendees, the Meeting is noted for maintaining its “small meeting” feel beginning with the Saturday subgroup symposia, which allow attendees to meet within their scientific communities. It is also known for its vitality, demonstrated by the over 900 highly interactive daily poster presentations, the more than 500 speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the many career development programs for those working in academia, industry, and agencies throughout the world, and its advocacy and education programs.
21–23 February 2018 Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists 2018
ChemCYS' 14th edition will take place from 21 to 23 February 2018 in Blankenberge (Belgium). Abstract submission deadline is 31 October 2017. This conference gives young attendees the opportunity to present early results of their research. Topics are focused on the typical research domains in chemistry. The best oral and poster presentation of each session will be awarded.
Plenary keynote lectures by world-renowned scientists are scheduled as well. 2016 Nobel prize laureate Prof. Dr Ben Feringa (University of Groningen) will give a lecture on molecular machines. Prof. Dr Sir Martyn Poliakoff (University of Nottingham) will engage you his talk focusing on green chemistry with respect to the environment and 2009 Nobel prize laureate Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science) will give a lecture on the discovery of the structure of ribosomes.
27 February–2 March 2018 ICON Europe 2018
BEYOND THE DIFFRACTION LIMIT
Super-resolution imaging methods now can provide spatial resolution that is well below the diffraction limit approaching virtually molecular resolution. They can be applied to biological samples and provide new and exciting views on the structural organization of cells and the dynamics of biomolecular assemblies on wide timescales. These revolutionary developments come with novel requirements for fluorescent probes, labeling techniques, and data interpretation strategies. Researchers from across the scientific spectrum are involved in designing improved tools and solving previously intractable problems using super-resolution techniques.
After a successful inaugural conference in Basel, Switzerland, in 2016, we again invite you to attend the ‘2nd International Conference On Nanoscopy 2018’, which will uniquely focus exclusively on this topic. Held in Bielefeld, Germany from 27 Feb-02 March 2018, it will bring together an international group of experts to discuss the latest advances and future directions in the field.
Speakers include W.E. Moerner (2014 Nobel laureate), Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, and Alberto Diaspro with Hari Shroff (USA), Stefan Jakobs (Germany), Maxime Dahan (France), Sara Abrahamsson (USA), Jörg Enderlein (Germany), Melike Lakadamyali (Spain), Peter Dedecker (Belgium), Ulrike Endesfelder (Germany), Theo Lasser (Switzerland), Achillefs Kapanidis (UK), Mike Heilemann (Germany), Mark Schüttpelz (Germany), Christian Eggeling (UK), Deblina Sarkar (USA), and others.
Olympus Re-conference Workshop (27th Feb 2018: 13:00-14:00)
AND 17 speaking opportunities for participants (Apply before December 1st 2017)
1. Total of 35 speakers including 1 Nobel laureate
2. 17 speaking opportunities for participants (Participants who would like to be selected for a short talk should submit and abstract before December 1st 2017)
3. 1 Workshop and 3 Company presentations
4. Early Bird Registration is now open
5. Abstract deadline January 15th 2018
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28 February–2 March 2018 The COINS 2018
Vilnius University, Lithuania
The COINS 2018 is the 13th international conference of life sciences, organised by the Vilnius University Students Representation. The event gathers not only students and scholars, but also various people working in the life science field. This conference invites everyone to discuss, learn and share their scientific experience, find new partners, meet key experts and enjoy an exciting programme.
15–18 March 2018 The AAT-AD/PDTM Focus Meeting 2018
We invite you to AAT-AD/PDTM Focus Meeting 2018, a new joint meeting between the International Geneva/Springfield Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy and AD/PDTM.
The Conference will present all the latest breakthroughs in treatment, translational R&D, early diagnosis, drug development and clinical trials in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other related neurological disorders.
A central theme will be to further advance innovative strategies in therapy and prevention, clinical trials and diagnostic markers discussed in the sessions and corridors at AD/PDTM 2017, in order to focus on driving successful collaborations among academia and industry, leading to the development of innovative drugs and ultimately providing for a better future for patients and families affected by neurodegenerative diseases.
Join us 15-18 March 2018 in the historical city of Torino (Turin), the first capital of Italy and the site of the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Southern edge of the Alps.
Ezio Giacobini, Switzerland
Abraham Fisher, Israel
Gabriel Gold, Switzerland
Roger M. Nitsch, Switzerland
Manfred Windisch, Austria
15–17 March 2018 10th Edition of International Conference on Structural Biology 2018
The Structural biology conference focuses on the topics Analytical Techniques, Computational Chemistry,
Computational Methods and Biology, Molecular Modelling, Simulation & Molecular Graphics, Molecular Engineering, Molecular Design Software, 3D Protein Structure Predictions, Structural Bio-informatics, Drug Designing, Biomarkers & Proteomics, Databases, Chemical Biology, Biophysics, Genome Informatics and Cancer Immunotherapy.
Theme: Clustered Science Technologies for emerging & advancements in Structural Biology
By bringing together interdisciplinary researchers working in a variety of applicational areas,
this Euro Structural Biology would lay a platform for all the Academicians, Scientists, Young Researchers,
Industrial Members to interact and intend their advanced scientific researches with global eminent scientists
and accelerate progress in this area.This conference would be a great opportunity for the global scientists with great mark of vision in the field of scientific advancing technologies.
22–25 March 2018 The 12th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy 2018)
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are proud to announce that the 12th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) will take place in Warsaw, Poland on March 22-25, 2018.
In recent years the field of neurology has witnessed enormous growth in clinical and basic data. Conferences are more informative but there is often only limited time for thorough discussions. Consequently a gap appears between the expansion of knowledge and its dissemination and use. CONy provides a platform for international experts to discuss and compare experiences.
The core of the CONy Congress are the debates which enable participants to discuss unresolved issues with leading world experts. The Congress aims at providing the most recent data armoring the clinician with reliable, up-to-date scientific information, helping in everyday patient care.
We cordially invite you to join us in the beautiful city of Warsaw!
Amos Korczyn, Israel
Jaroslaw Slawek, Poland
CONy 2018 Co-Chairpersons
22–24 March 2018 69th Mosbacher Kolloquium - German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) Annual Meeting
The traditional spring meetings of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) are held annually in the picturesque town of Mosbach to promote the exchange of scientific ideas and to foster the education of young scientists. The scientific theme of the 69th meeting is "Synthetic Biology – from Understanding to Application". At the meeting, leading experts will give an overview of this emerging field, including both bottom-up design of artificial (minimal) cell-like systems and top-down rational modification and rewiring of existing cellular networks. The meeting will further cover multiple biotechnological and biomedical applications of synthetic biology.
We look forward to seeing you in Mosbach.
Victor Sourjik, Anke Becker, Matias Zurbriggen, Wilfried Weber
10–13 April 2018 Microbiology Society Annual Conference
The Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018 will take place over four days between Tuesday 10 April and Friday 13 April and will be held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Birmingham, UK.
The Society’s Annual Conference attracts over 1,400 attendees for the UK’s largest annual gathering of microbiologists and you can see what took place at the 2017 conference on YouTube.
16–17 April 2018 Stem Cell 2018 Conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The theme of the conference is "Frontiers in Stem Cells & turning ideas in to reality" which will provide an international platform for discussion of present and future challenges in various kind of genetical and immunological diseases and disorder, Stemcell education and expertise meeting.
19–20 April 2018 7th World Congress on Immunology
Pulsus Group invites all the participants from all over the world to attend "7th World Congress on Immunology" on April 19-20, 2017 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Conference includes prompt keynote presentations, Workshops, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.
Immunology conferences will gather people from academia, business and societies interested in immunology to share the latest trends and important issues relevant to immunology & related fields. Immunology world 2018 will provide the platform to meet global leaders in Immunology and relevant fields to hear their research at this exclusive scientific program. The Immunology Conference hosting presentations from editorial board members of prominent refereed journals, renowned and active investigators and decision makers in the field of Immunology. Immunology World 2018 Organizing Committee also invites Young investigators at every career stage to submit abstracts reporting their latest scientific findings in oral and poster sessions.For details please visit
20–24 April 2018 12th World Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB)
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The 12th Congress of the WFNMB is a premier quadrennial international congress that aim to promote further Global Translation of Molecular Medicine, incorporating the translation of basic laboratory research to clinical practice, establishment of clinical and technical standards, and the translation of molecular medical technology to developing countries for the benefit of patients worldwide.
The cutting edge, multidisciplinary scientific program will cover themes dedicated to nuclear medicine specialists, radiologists, medical imaging specialists (including technologists, radiographers, and radiation therapists), medical imaging trainees, physicists, scientists, nurses, and the broader medical and scientific community.
Host: The World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB) & The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)
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3–4 May 2018 XSEED CON 2018
Halle02, Heidelberg, Germany
Towards Next Generation Bioscience –
Where academia meets industry:
XSEED CON 2018 goes beyond the current boundaries in biomedical research and offers cross pollination between researchers from distinct disciplines like nanotechnology, bioinformatics, genetics, biophysics, and cell biology. Expect two days of scientific brilliance, creativity and inspiration, where scientists from both, academia and industry, will bridge the gap between the two worlds.
Elena Cattaneo, University Milan, Michael Hayden, TEVA,* John Overington, Medicines Discovery Catapult, William Shih, Harvard Medical School
Christoph Bock, Philippe Bousso, Adrian Carter, Robert Lucas, Serena Nik-Zainal, Rienk Offringa, Lucas Pelkmans, Eran Segal, Frank Vollmer
Deadline for abstract submission and early bird discount: 15 February 2018
XSEED CONFERENCE 2018 is organized by BioMed X Innovation Center
10–11 May 2018 2nd Annual Genome Editing USA Congress, 2nd Annual Advances in Transgenic Technology USA Congress, Synthetic Biology USA Congress
Over 300 delegates representing the leading research & academic institutions and clinical research institutions in the USA, as well as leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies from around the globe
Genome Editing USA 2018 Congress
Over 20 presentations dedicated to genome editing technologies and the applications of genome editing in a range of therapeutic areas, including CNS disease, oncology and genetic disorders. We will also be addressing the key updates in drug discovery and development, including bioinformatics and target identification.
3 interactive streams:
- Genome Editing Techniques
- Therapeutic Applications of Genome Editing
- Drug Discovery & Development Applications
Advances in Transgenic Technology USA 2018 Congress
Over 20 presentations focused on key issues in transgenic technologies including in-vivo CRISPR genome editing, translational applications using various animal models and transgenic models of oncology, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disorders.
2 interactive streams:
- Technical Advances in Transgenic Genome Editing
- Transgenic Models of Disease and Therapeutic Applications
Synthetic Biology USA 2018 Congress
Over 20 presentations dedicated to advances in Synthetic Biology explaining recent tool developments as well as their therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
Featuring sessions focusing on:
- CRISPR-based Synthetic Biology tools
- Genetic Circuits and Regulation
- Developments in DNA Assembly
- Viral Vector Engineering for Gene Therapy
- In Vivo Biosensors
4–6 June 2018 7th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2018 (DF18)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
DF18 continues the highly successful series of the 3-yearly DF Conferences starting from DF2000 (Dublin) till DF15 (Paris): integration of nutritional and consumer science with food technology, product development, analysis and legal aspects. DF18, organized by ICC, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and TNO, is the occasion where scientists, regulators and industry representatives from all over the world can meet in a unique location where participants can develop new ideas while drawing inspiration from the dynamic city of Rotterdam – less than 30 train-minutes from Amsterdam Airport
DF18 covers all sources of dietary fibre and their diversity regarding impact on food structure, the human gut microbiome and health, including state-of-the art reviews by authoritative speakers and updates on new developments in major international projects. DF18 therefore offers a wide forum for all disciplines and industrial sectors involved in the research, exploitation and utilization of dietary fibre. A rich table top exhibition of products, and scientific tools contributes to giving the participants a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of dietary fibre.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rotterdam!
27–29 June 2018 Biotech France 2018 International Conference and Exhibition
The Biotech France 2018 Conference & Exhibition will be held in Paris- France from 27 to 29 June 2018. The event will reflect the full diversity of current biotechnology science advances in research and practice that open opportunities for exploitation of knowledge, commercially or otherwise, together with news, discussion and comment on broader issues of general interest and concern.
The aim of this conference is to foster the exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas among scientists, academics, students, industry representatives and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field.
7–11 July 2018 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
Date: 7-11 July 2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
8–12 July 2018 SMBE2018 50th Anniversary of the Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution
23–27 September 2018 27th International tRNA Conference
Initiated in 1969 in Cambridge, this series of congresses is one of the most ancient and uninterrupted series of international conference in biology. The last meeting, held on Jeju island, Korea in 2016, was a real success. 38 years after hosting the 9th edition of this congress, Strasbourg is proud to host again the tRNA conference.
As emphasized at recent tRNA conferences, tRNA biology continuously reveals new surprising findings. tRNA biology is undoubtedly at a crossroad. Novel technologies allow to address new biological questions and to identify new functions. tRNA biology becomes essential to understand translation regulation, for synthetic biology, for systems biology or to understand the world of small RNAs. Now, more than ever, tRNA biology is also of major societal importance, as the number of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer, myopathies, related to tRNA dysfunctions is regularly growing.