Community events

01.04.2020 09:00 | “Sexual Dimorphism in Cancer”

Venue: CLE room B301
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About the meeting

Cancer susceptibility of individuals of different sex is significantly different in many cancer types and across ethnic backgrounds. The role of hormonal and genetic  differences in in cancer susceptibility and response to treatment is still poorly understood. To meet this challenge, there is an urgent need to foster interdisciplinary cross-communication efforts and train the next generation of researchers in basic and translational cancer prevention.

The meeting will be an important first to meet these challenges and serve as paradigm for similar meetings to be held in the future. It will bring together and foster communication between young researchers and world experts from various disciplines, such as epidemiology, genetics and epigenetics, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology and clinical oncology.  As an integral part of the meeting, we encourage participation from members of the private industry sector, who can provide unique insights into translational applications and possible future developments.


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21.04.2020 09:00 | SWISS BIOTECH DAY 2020

Venue: Congress Center Basel, Switzerland
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The Swiss Biotech Day is the leading biotechnology conference in Switzerland. It is not just the place to be for members of the Swiss Biotech Association, who traditionally meet there for the association’s Annual General Assembly, but also for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, analysts, political decision makers and industry stakeholders from across Europe.

What you can expect:

· 900 attendees from 25 countries
· Presentation of the Swiss Biotech Report
· Swiss Biotech Success Stories
· 50 exhibitors
· Parallel tracks in the afternoon focused on innovative biotech start-ups and medium-sized biotech company presentations
· Thematically focused panel discussions in the afternoon
· Pre-scheduled one-to-one partnering meetings

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28.04.2020 09:00 | BIOTRINITY UK 2020

Organizer: BioTrinity
Venue: etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate
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BioTrinity is a long-running and highly regarded two day life sciences conference that takes place in Central London from 28-29 April.  BioTrinity focuses on partnering, investment and collaboration and aims to inspire growth and create opportunities for all who attend.  The core delegate mix includes early-stage and emerging biotech, medtech and digital health companies, big pharma executives and life sciences investors.

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30.04.2020 17:00 | Making the transition to Industry: Interpreting Job Descriptions

Organizer: Randstad and Skills for Scientists
Venue: Building F, CLE

Are you looking to make the next step in your career? Do job descriptions for open positions intimidate or confuse you? Would you like to understand what recruiters really want? This HBA event brings together the academic and corporate industries to look at how candidates can best position themselves by showing you where you have applicable skills and experience that may not appear to be immediately obvious. We will help you to interpret common requirements and build your confidence to apply for that role you may have been hesitating about.

This workshop will be particularly useful for those looking to transition from academia to industry, but all local professionals will find it motivating to bring along their CVs to push themselves for that future opportunity. We also encourage managers to attend to better understand how they can position their job openings and invite a larger, more diverse pool of applications.

05:00PM-05:30PM Welcome & Registration
05:30PM-06:00PM Presentation: Interpreting job descriptions(UNIL Equality Office & Randstad)
06:00PM-06:45PM Workshop: Translating your skills & experience to the job requirements
06:45PM-07:15PM Panel Discussion
07:15PM-08:00PM Networking

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07.05.2020 16:00 | Negotiation with René Groeneveld – in collaboration with Swiss HLG

Organizer: Biopôle SA
Venue: SE-B building

In this interactive 2,5 hour session you will learn everything about the basics of negotiations skills in a structured and very interactive way.

The focus of this session is to understand and partially practice the strategic and communicative skills needed to negotiate successfully across cultural and national boundaries with the main focus on :
• controlling the negotiating process through the use of listening and questioning skills
• adapting behaviour through the various phases of a negotiation
• training bargaining and closing techniques
• countering negotiating tactics and tricks
The speech will be complemented by examples, best and worst practices, exercises and checklists.


René Groeneveld is Dutch but born and raised in Germany. After school he did a commercial trainee program at Bayer AG in Germany. During this time he mainly worked in global marketing/product management, sales, controlling/budgeting and finance.
Parallel to his trainee program and especially after leaving his previous employer he studied business administration at the University of Cologne (focus on finance, controlling, taxes), law at the University of Düsseldorf (focus on labour and business law) and psychology at the University of Hagen (focus on organizational, occupational and motivational psychology). He then taught at the University of Cologne and the German Sports University of Cologne (DSHS) for more than four years.
In 1995 he founded MTAC as an international training and consulting company which joined the BTS group in 2017.
René is head of GSA and the global marketing practice at BTS and president of the international consulting company Groeneveld & Partner AG.

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08.06.2020 09:00 | BIO US 2020

Organizer: Bio
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
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The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention. The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.

The key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 17,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

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08.06.2020 09:30 | FORWARD 2020

Organizer: EPFL/PME Magazine/Le Temps
Venue: SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL
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Venez partager une vision, des expériences et enrichir votre réseau!

Les entreprises sont confrontées à des changements toujours plus rapides. La digitalisation induit-elle forcément une rupture? Ou faut-il plutôt viser une amélioration progressive des processus et des produits? De quelles compétences et de quels talents a-t-on besoin pour relever ces défis? Comment faire rimer durabilité et profitabilité? Autant de questions qui seront le fil rouge de cette troisième édition de FORWARD. Avec cette conviction : rien ne vaut des exemples concrets pour nourrir la réflexion.