September 4th - 9th, 2012
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Corporate Seminars

DFG Workshop

Steps towards a successful scientific career

This session is organized by the Research in Germany / German Research Foundation (DFG)


Wednesday, September 5, 13:30 – 15:30

Venue: Room B

Booth: 5
Contact person:
Vera Pfister


You are ready to take the next step in your scientific career? Join us for this workshop. Discover what Germany can do for you. Get insider information on career and funding opportunities. Find out more about fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, programmes to establish an independent research group and individual funding.

Scientists from Germany will give an insight into their own scientific careers and share their experience with different research grants. After the talk, take the opportunity to initiate contacts and discuss your career plans with experts in an informal setting over coffee.

Drinks and snacks will be served.



A road to scientific independence

Anne-Kathrin Classen, Leader of an independent junior research group (Emmy Noether fellow), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Research and funding at German universities and non-university research institutions: a reviewer‘s and grantee‘s perspective 

Christian Griesinger, former member of the Review Board of the German Research Foundation (DFG) on Basic Biological and Medical Research, Max Planck Institute Göttingen

Reasons for pursuing research in Germany: A US returnee‘s point of view

Caroline Kisker, Dean Graduate School of Life Sciences, Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum Würzburg

Funding programmes supporting your research career

Andreas Strecker, Programme Officer, German Research Foundation (DFG), Bonn


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ESHGE Seminar

How can we assure the quality of genetic testing

This session is organized by the European Society of Human Genetics and Eurogentest (ESHGE)


Wednesday, September 5, 13:30 – 15:30

Venue: Room A

Contact person: Milan Macek


Overview of activities of the European Society of Human Genetics

Milan Macek (Prague, CZ)


Direct to consumer genetic testing

Cecile Janssens (Rotterdam, NL)


Accreditation in genetic testing

Michael Morris (Geneva, CH)


Next generation sequencing in clinical practice

Gert Matthijs (Leuven, BE)




ERC Seminar

The European Research Council, a great funding opportunity

This session is organized by the European Research Council (ERC)

Wednesday, September 5, 16:00 – 17:30

Venue: Room C
Booth: 36
Contact person: Dr. Nicolas Voilley, ERC


The European Research Council (ERC) is an organisation of the European Commission to fund excellence in research. With its different granting schemes, it supports researchers from Europe and from all over the world at different stages of their careers to develop teams and projects in Europe. This session gives details on how to apply to the ERC and introduces some ERC grantees in life sciences to share their scientific research and ERC experience. Application to ERC is bottom-up and can be made in any field of research. The schemes aim at supporting independent researchers, from young investigators moving to independence to advanced investigators and small groups of co-investigators. Life sciences are well supported by the ERC and grantees in this field will talk about their project and how they were successful in being selected for an ERC grant. Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with ERC representatives and grantees during the session.


Workshop GE Healthcare

A closer look at Binding Interactions using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)

This session is organized by GE Healthcare


Thursday, September 6, 13:30 – 14:30

Venue: Room B

At the workshop, you will learn about the power of label-free technologies and how to rapidly develop Biacore™ and MicroCal™ - based experiments to accelerate your research into protein interactions and characterization.

Silvia Pileri, GE Healthcare

Included in the workshop*:

  • Short presentation focusing on examples of how binding data from different techniques such as SPR and ITC can combine to produce a more detailed analysis of binding interactions.
  • Live demonstration of binding analysis using Biacore X100
  • Ask the expert – join us over lunch to discuss your particular challenges directly with us.

Learn how GE Healthcare can help to make the world healthier through imaginative science.

* Please note: registration is mandatory. For registration click here. Lunch is provided free-of-charge after the event.



Cellectis bioresearch Seminar

TALENTM: A new era of targeted gene editing

This session is organized by Cellectis bioresearch

Thursday, September 6, 14:00 – 14:30

Venue: Room D

Booth: 25


Understanding the relationship between genome and phenotype is one of the major goals in biological research. As genomic sequence rapidly becomes available for a wide range of organisms and disease states, tools to assess this information become increasingly important for basic research, drug discovery and personalized medicine. To appraise this information with accuracy requires validated and affordable tools that will enable precise gene targeting and permit recapitulation of genetic events within an endogenous context.

Targeted gene editing is entering an exciting new era with the recent advent of TAL Effector Nucleases (TALENs). They are able to bind to any gene and introduce a specific DNA double strand break at any position, enabling precise genetic modification in any cell type. Thanks to a proprietary TALEN™ Hit™ Software, Cellectis bioresearch TALEN™ hits are found every 2 to 3 nucleotides. Hence,TALENsTM offer advances in both flexibility of design and universality of use for gene modification.

Here is shown the use of TALEN™ in various cells and organisms, including human pluripotent stem cells, to generate customized cell lines for targeted gene integration applications, oncology pathway studies and cell based-assay development or high content screening.



Abstract submission deadline extended to
7 June
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Key Information

How to Reach Seville - Congress Venue
(Seville Convention Center - FIBES. Avda. Alcalde Uruñuela, 1 - Sevilla)

How to Reach FIBES (address, commuter train to FIBES, bus line...)

How to Reach your hotel in Seville (See the IUBMB-FEBS Seville 2012 Hotels at Google Maps)

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Three Poster Sessions will take place throughout the Congress. To see more information and the detailed calendar sessions, please click here.

Biochemistry in Gastronomy

Saturday, September 8, 13:30 – 14:30
Venue: Auditorium
Andoni Luis Aduriz, Chef, Mugaritz
Presented by: Unai Ugalde
For more information, click here.