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More than 1200 life scientists from 65 countries are expected in Barcelona to ...

...discuss Science, Industry & Society and the Great Challenges to Humanity at Europe’s most international biotechnology congress.

Sunday 16 September through Wednesday 19 September, over 1200 leading life scientists, biotechnology sector leaders, and officials from 65 countries will gather in Barcelona at the 13th European Congress on Biotechnology to discuss Science, Industry and Society, cutting edge science in all disciplines of biotechnology, and science’s role and responsibility in addressing the great challenges to humanity in the developing countries as well as improving quality of life for society in Europe and world-wide.

Leading scientists from academia and industry will address these issues in the Science, Industry & Society central theme of the Congress, and cutting edge science in the 4 other key streams of the Congress, Health & Medicine, Functional Genomics & Systems Biology, Industrial Biotechnology, Green Biotechnology. This is an ideal example of scientists coming together from around the world to focus not only cutting edge science in their scientific disciplines, but cross disciplinary cooperation and the application of science in benefit of humanity.

The Congress programme and list of speakers is available for download from
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Accredited press are invited to register for free by contacting Ester Lopez at Viajes Iberia Congresos at . Press registrations also available onsite to accredited press.

The official Congress Press Conference will be
Tuesday 18 September, 10:30 to 11:30
The following speakers will be available to the press
•Dr. Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science & Research
•The Honourable Manel Balcells, President of the Executive Committee of Biocat, The BioRegion of Catalonia (In representation of the Generalitat de Catalunya)
•Prof. Em. Marc Van Montagu, President, European Federation of Biotechnology
•Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, Chairman EAGLES European Action on Global Life Sciences
•Prof. David McConnell, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Chairman of the Irish Times, Co-Vice Chair EAGLES European Action on Global Life Sciences
•Dr. Jens Degett, Executive Director, EAGLES European Action on Global Life Sciences
•Prof. Zhangliang Chen, President, China Agricultural University
•Prof. Alastair Kent, President EGAN European Genetic Alliances Network, Chairman, EPPOSI European Platform Patient’s Organizations, Science & Industry

Jens Degett | alfa
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