The European Life Sciences Community meets at BASEL LIFE

Posted: 13 April 2018 | | No comments yet

Leading experts of the European Life Sciences Community are engaging under the name BASEL LIFE to establish a bridge between science and business.


They connect basic and translational scientific research and promote the exchange. BASEL LIFE will take place for the second time in the Congress Center Basel from the 11 until the 14 September 2018.

Many events specialise in life sciences but no other scientific congress is taking place every year. BASEL LIFE is the exception and will take place once again in Basel from the 11 until the 14 September 2018. Basel, well known as a hub for life sciences and located in the heart of Europe, is the perfect location for such an event.

Behind BASEL LIFE are the European organisation for life sciences (EALS) and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). Following the successful premiere last year, the concept was developed and based on the four pillars science, technology, exhibition and networking. Those four pillars will be represented with EMBO at BASEL LIFE, BASEL LIFE Innovation Forums, BASEL LIFE MipTec Exhibition and new the European Fair Job.


The scientific congress will be held under the theme «molecules in biology and medicine”. This involves the ageing process, cancer, infections, metabolic disorders, infection biology, microbiota, neurodegenerative diseases, sensitive deficit and model organism in diseases.

The keynote speakers will be Nobel Prize winner May-Britt Moser and cancer expert Jeffrey Engelman, as well as well as other world-renowned speakers. Michael N. Hall, molecular biologist and Professor at the “Biozentrum” in Basle University and star architect Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron will give the opening lecture.

BASEL LIFE Innovation Forums

11 forums with more than 100 talks and 150 poster presentations will provide a good opportunity for exchange between professionals. Leading scientists get the opportunity to present their latest methods and technologies and to exchange on the latest research developments.

Dr. Menelas Pangalos, Head of early drug discovery research at AstraZeneca, will hold the keynotes.

The forum medical chemistry is a topical issue as chemistry a key element of health. The innovative technologies microfluidics and gene manipulation will be debated in special forums and herald the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics in biology. Moreover, after the personalised medicine, the next challenge in genomics is data transmission through “blockchain” technology. There is even a forum dedicated to artificial intelligence.

In the new forum “women in science”, prominent speakers will be discussing the challenges faced by women in the industry.

BASEL LIFE MipTec Exhibition

For the past twenty years, the industrial exhibition MipTec has been operating successfully in the life science market and gathers over 100 exhibitors, who show their latest products and solutions in research and development. In 2017, 3000 visitors used the MipTec as information and networking platform and for their business.

European Job Fair at BASEL LIFE

The one-day job fair on the 12 September offers life science companies and academic institutions the possibility to be seen as an attractive employer and to connect with highly qualified young scientists. Contacts will be made with talented scientists with Phd or PostDoc levels, as well as with young researchers with work experience. The job fair is to appear as a marketplace for employment possibilities in small, medium and large life science companies, as well as in academic institutions.

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