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VIBes in Biosciences - International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

Gent
Wed 27 Sep 2017
09:00

The VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD stud…

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25th Conference of the European Cell Death Organization

The University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
Wed 27 Sep 2017 - Fri 29 Sep 2017
27 Sep 09:00 - 29 Sep 17:00

The 25th ECDO Conference will be dedicated to one of the hottest topic in biomedical and cell death research; the intersection between cell death and the immune system, which is central to physiol…

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Advanced Materials For Biomedical Applications conference

De Oude Vismijn Bord’eau, Sint-Veerleplein 5, 9000 Ghent
Wed 27 Sep 2017 - Fri 29 Sep 2017
27 Sep 09:00 - 29 Sep 17:00

To celebrate 10 years of polymeric biomaterial research at the Ghent University, the Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Research Group organises the AMBA 2017 conference on “Advanced Material…

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The leap from academia to industry

The leap from academia to industry

The earlier in development, the greater the risk. It’s an unspoken law in biotech that makes valorizing promising academic projects difficult to fund. Venture Capitalists (VCs) specialized in earl…

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Walloon radio-isotope technology in the fight against cancer

Walloon radio-isotope technology in the fight against cancer

Wallonia can pride itself on harbouring some of the key players in the radiopharmaceutical sector. IRE/IRE-Elit, Trasis and ANMI – to name but three of those in the field – are innovative companie…

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Very promising cancer treatment: RNAi immunotherapy

Very promising cancer treatment: RNAi immunotherapy

RXi Pharmaceuticals was co-founded by Craig Mello, PhD, the co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of RNA interference (RNAi). To advance the use of RNAi into therapeut…

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Personalized healthcare, a long-awaited revolution

Personalized healthcare, a long-awaited revolution

Although it’s already 2017 and medicine has made great progress in the last decade, healthcare is often still very generic, following a “one size fits all” approach. To better monitor our health, …

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CheckPack: Making your food packaging intelligent

CheckPack: Making your food packaging intelligent

Food waste is still a huge problem in Western society. In the near future, however, intelligent food packaging will be part of the solution. Not only can innovative technologies such as gas sensor…

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Dendritic cells boosted with mRNA form promising cancer immunotherapy

Dendritic cells boosted with mRNA form promising cancer immunotherapy

With its expertise in mRNA production and knowledge of the biology of dendritic cells, eTheRNA has developed TriMix, a new mRNA technology platform. TriMix consists of a cocktail of three mRNAs, w…

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Scientists unravel role of glutamine synthetase in the spread of cancer

Scientists have discovered an essential mechanism in the spread of cancer. A team led by professor Massimiliano Mazzone (VIB-KU Leuven) and professor Alessandra Castegna (University of Bari) has d…

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Fighting plant diseases with the smell of freshly mown grass

Bioengineers at Ghent University have managed to protect wheat and rice from diseases by using substances made by plants themselves that spread the scent of freshly mown grass. Freshly mown gr…

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UgenTec receives €50.000 grant by European Union

Under guidance of MINT, the Belgian PCR automation software company is one out of two Belgian companies to be granted and part of 36 grantees amongst 507 requests. UgenTec, the Belgian PCR aut…

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IDO 1: a promising new target for immunotherapy

IDO 1: a promising new target for immunotherapy

iTeos Therapeutics started in 2012 as a spin-off from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), one of the top three cancer institutes in the world, and the UCL. In 2014, they licensed righ…

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 Strong communication in biotech is lacking

Strong communication in biotech is lacking

Many biotech management teams fail to reach out to investors in a clear and appealing way.

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Curing all diseases in the next 20 years: the new hype amongst billionaires?

Curing all diseases in the next 20 years: the new hype amongst billionaires?

Despite the initial intent of charitable foundations to be not-for-profit, some of them tend to morph into organizations with bigger aspirations.

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Upcoming events

VIBes in Biosciences - International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

Gent
Wed 27 Sep 2017
09:00

The VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD stud…

Read more

25th Conference of the European Cell Death Organization

The University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
Wed 27 Sep 2017 - Fri 29 Sep 2017
27 Sep 09:00 - 29 Sep 17:00

The 25th ECDO Conference will be dedicated to one of the hottest topic in biomedical and cell death research; the intersection between cell death and the immune system, which is central to physiol…

Read more

Advanced Materials For Biomedical Applications conference

De Oude Vismijn Bord’eau, Sint-Veerleplein 5, 9000 Ghent
Wed 27 Sep 2017 - Fri 29 Sep 2017
27 Sep 09:00 - 29 Sep 17:00

To celebrate 10 years of polymeric biomaterial research at the Ghent University, the Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Research Group organises the AMBA 2017 conference on “Advanced Material…

Read more

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