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Challengers 2016

Activity start date:  09.06.2016 - 09:00
Activity end date:  10.06.2016

Organized by: 

Challengers

Collaborators: 

Biocat

Venue: 

Poble Espanyol · Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13 · Barcelona

Challengers is a two day event which is defined to escape the traditional concept of the conference. It seeks to generate debate among its international speakers and industry experts and their assistants and not only on theoretical concepts but especially about overcoming challenges. It is a unique opportunity for networking.

The event focus on five themes: Food, Transportation, Humanity, Life Sciences & Humanity. The specific agenda of Life Sciences will take place on 10 June and will feature several industry-leading professionals.

 

Agenda

10:00 Life Sciences, Curated by Reimund Fickert - Introduction and moderation of the Life Science section: "When science outplays science fiction"

  • 10:20 - Alfons Nonell Canals, Group Leader at Hospital de Mar Medicinal, How machine learning and cloud computing speeds up the drug development process
  • 10:40 - Maria Lluch Senar, CEO at ZeClinics - From Systems to Synthetic Biology: engineering of microorganisms as delivery systems
  • 11:00 - Davide D’Amico, CEO at Mind the Byte - Personalized anti-cancer medicine through zebrafish
  • 11:30 - Victoria Puig, Project Director at PRBB - We know what´s in your head better than you think, and we want to change it
  • 12:00 - Ricard Solé, Group leader at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) and Professor at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) - Terraforming earth with synthetic biology?
  • 15:00 Francesco de Rubertis, Partner at Medivici Ventures - Welcome to Biotech
  • 17:00 Martin Varsavsky, CEO at Prelude Fertility, Is having sex the best way to make a baby? 

 

Discount

BioRegion of Catalonia members have a 30% discount on the general entrance price, adding the code BIOCATS when registering online. It is necessary to press the yellow option "enter promotional code" to add the promotional code.

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