The conference is an international event that brings together researchers, investors, & policy makers from industry, academia, and not-for-profit institutions. Each year, representatives from more than 45 countries participate in advancing our current understanding and applying knowledge to progress the life sciences fields.
Basel Life Science week is an open platform, with the specific goal to catalyse the innovation process amongst creative and passionate individuals. The steering and program committees invite you to immerse yourself into the program and help facilitate innovative exchange of ideas and make new networks. We always welcome your ideas on how to make this conference experience better for you.
One of the new themes for the 2016 program is developing standards for the implementation of Precision Medicine, with focus groups in bio-sample management, and digital data standardization and storage. Forums on human health (Aging and Infectious diseases); advanced technologies for drug discovery (Stem Cells, Peptide Therapeutics, Protein Production, Drug Discovery Sciences, Next Generation Sequencing), and focused sessions on molecular disease mechanisms (GPCR, Kinases) will once again take place. Advancing clinical applications of discovery are addressed by the Digital Health & Care and the Translational Medicine Forums, which synthesize the latest developments in these fields.
The MipTec Exhibition on Drug Discovery brings together over 100 vendors to showcase cutting edge technologies that help advance R&D in the life sciences. In 2016, the Product Innovation Award has been expanded to recognize outstanding achievement in the development of these technologies. The Innovation-Avenue is a platform for start-ups in life sciences – this program has been extended to enable more start-ups to participate. The program committee is putting together a dynamic evening for companies to network broadly with the larger community of researchers.
For the community, we offer many resources to explore career and personal development. The Jumpstarting Innovations is a day long program for budding entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalist to meet and exchange ideas. Career training workshops, by renowned Career Coaching professionals, will run before and during the main program of the conference. We are looking forward to bring back the Job Forum, for those looking to transition to new careers.
The conference continues to evolve and we are in deep gratitude to the countless volunteers involved in the program development. Our heartfelt thanks to the City of Basel, BaselArea/ INet / Swiss Innovation Park, Messe Basel, and our many sponsors for their continuing support.
We look forward to meeting you at Basel Life Science Week 2016!