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Biotechnet Meet-Up

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Biotechnet is organising a meet-up in Sion on 31 January 2023 around data sciences and biotechnologies


In the spotlight this year: Data Science for Biotech platform, along with keynote speakers focusing on how digital technologies are transforming biotechnology. A panel of SMEs will discuss public-private biotech R&D.

Several technology platforms will present their latest research and events – this is a great opportunity to discuss new project ideas with key actors at Swiss universities and research organizations.

The event is open to members, researchers and industry interested in conducting projects with Biotechnet. The event is free but registration is required.





10.00-10.15 Welcome from Laura Suter-Dick, FHNW and President, Biotechnet

10.15-11.00 Biotechnet Platform showcase:

  • Tissue Engineering -Markus Rimann, ZHAW
  • In Vitro Diagnostics -Samantha Paoletti, CSEM and Marc Pfeifer, HES-SO
  • New: Biomanufacturing (formerly Single-use technology) -Regine Eibl, ZHAW

11.00-11.15 Coffee and biobreak

11.15 – 12.30 Biotechnet Platform showcase:

  • New: Data Science – Christian Kronseder and Abdullah Kahraman, FHNW and Moritz Kirschmann, CSEM
  • Biocatalysis – Katrin Hecht, ZHAW
  • Bioresource Technologies – Philippe Corvini, FHNW
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Eliane Muller, University of Bern / Insel Spital
  • Antibiotics -Markus Seeger, University of Zurich

12.30-13.45 Lunch and networking

13.45-14.15 Keynote talk, sponsored by SATW

Interpretable artificial intelligence for cancer personalized medicine: Maria Rodriguez Martinez, Technical Leader of Computational Systems Biology, IBM Research

14.15-14.45 Keynote talk, sponsored by SATW

Accelerating bioprocess development with digital twins and machine-learning: Moritz von Stosch, CIO, DataHow

14.45-15.30 Panel Discussion: Public-private R&D

  • Massimo Nobile, CEO, Swiss Biotech Center
  • Claudia Scheckel, CEO, Oncobit AG

15.30-17.00 Tour, break-out discussions, and networking:

  • Tour of Energypolis HES-SO Valais-Wallis Life Technologies labs
  • Projects/collaboration ideation between members, researchers, and industry
  • Project funding Innosuisse, SNSF
  • Political and government support for biotech innovation
  • Summer school 2023 in Palermo
  • Advisory board discussions
  • Other topics based on interest
📅 When: 31 January 2023, 10 am – 5 pm
📍Where: Sion

▶️ Registration: here