Dec 08, 2015

Expert Workshop focusing on IP management

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in cooperation with Bayern Innovative organised a high-level expert workshop on exchanging experiences in technology transfer from academia to industry. Among leading German experts from public and private Technology Transfer Organisations- such as Max-Planck-Innovation - Jörg Scherer, Managing Director of Eurice, presented best practice in...
Dec 02, 2015

Shaping the World of Epigenomics

From November 16-18, 2015 the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the CREST Team led by Dr Yae Kanai hosted this year’s annual meeting of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) and welcomed scientists and funding agency representatives from around the globe to Tokyo, Japan. The three-day meeting in Tokyo offered various sessions including country updates,...
Dec 01, 2015

New EU research project SysMedPD joins forces between universities’ research facilities and biopharmaceutical companies

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that is increasingly prevalent with age. After Alzheimer’s disease, PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and its prevalence will continue to grow as the population ages. More than one million people with PD live in Europe today and this number is forecast to double by 2030. Currently, the associated European cost...
Nov 20, 2015

Success Story: Healthcare Brokerage Event MEDICA 2015

Last week, from 16 to 19 November 2015, Düsseldorf was again the central meeting point of the international health business. 4,952 exhibitors from 70 countries were participating in the MEDICA 2015. Almost 80 percent of the MEDICA 2015 registrations are international. After Germany, the greatest booking demand has come from Italy, China, the USA, the United Kingdom and France, the Netherlands and...
Nov 19, 2015

ENTRACTE in the European Union’s Research and Innovation Magazine HORIZON

HORIZON, the European Union’s Research and Innovation Magazine featuring the latest news and features about thought-provoking EU-funded science and innovative research projects, has published the article “How can Europe achieve green growth?” featuring the work and outcomes of the ENTRACTE research project on the 9th of November. The article discusses the importance of shifting to a...
Nov 17, 2015

CoMMiTMenT Consortium gathers for 4th Progress Meeting in London

Almost exactly 2 years after the project’s kick-off, CoMMiTMenT coordinator Lars Kaestner of Saarland University welcomed the CoMMiTMenT consortium at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, where the Marcus Beck Library provided a dignified setting for the 4th Progress Meeting. As dense fog cut off London airports from traffic, some participants’ flights were cancelled; however, the technical...
Nov 12, 2015

Halftime at ncRNAPain

Almost exactly two years into the project, the ncRNAPain partners gathered on November 5-6, 2015 for their annual progress meeting. It was hosted by partner University of Bordeaux, directly opposite the impressive cathedral and next to the old town, a UNESCO world heritage. Coordinator Michaela Kress was very pleased to welcome the international consortium as well as Scientific Advisor Arn van...
Nov 11, 2015

Successful mid-term evaluation of DISCO

From 3 to 5 November 2015, two years after the launch of the DISCO project, the consortium came together for its 2nd Progress Meeting. Part of the meeting was a mid-term evaluation with the European Commission and an external project reviewer. Thanks to the hospitality of Scotland Europa, the DISCO consortium was able to hold its meeting at the Scotland House Conference Center, situated at the...
Oct 29, 2015

Setting the frame for IMPROVE

After the official project start on September 1st, 2015, the IMPROVE Consortium met for the first time on October 15th and 16th in Lemgo, Germany. Invited by the project coordinator University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe to the Centrum Industrial IT (CIIT), 13 partners from industry and research institutions as well as two members of the Scientific Advisory Board came together and...
Oct 19, 2015

Improving toxicity prediction with cutting-edge data modelling – NOTOX in the research*eu results magazine

The research*eu results magazine, which features highlights from the most exciting EU-funded research and development projects, published an interview with NOTOX coordinator Prof. Elmar Heinzle. It is published in the October 2015 Issue which focuses on alternatives to animal testing in science. With just a few months left before the NOTOX project is completed, Prof. Heinzle presents the exciting...