EU Commission holds open discussion with biochemistry expert

The EU’s current research framework program, Horizon2020, hosts a ‘Science Café’ open discussion on biochemistry research with recognized scientist Jan Konvalinka. Konvalinka was involved in development of the first inhibitors of the HIV protease and is currently focused on viral resistance development. The event is open to all interested participants.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event description - European Commission 

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15th Health, Medicine and Society conference takes place in Melbourne

The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) hosts a conference on ‘Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change’ from July 11 to 15, 2017. Some 200 clinicians, historians, and scientists are expected to attend. The program is designed for emerging and established scholars, and post-graduate students at Australian, New Zealand, and international universities. Seminars will discuss topics related to immunology and contemporary debates in the field of vaccination. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event page - ANZSHM

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Scientific Future Group hosts 3rd Global Conference on Vaccines in Barcelona

From August 21 to 23, 2017, the Scientific Future Group hosts the 3rd Global Conference on Vaccines (GCV-2017) in Barcelona. The conference aims to bring together professors, researchers, scientists, students, and global health professionals to explore innovative strategies within vaccine development and promote discussion on technological advances. Scientific sessions focus on human vaccines for communicable and non-communicable diseases, including the Zika virus, vaccines in cancer therapy, the future of vaccines, and veterinary vaccines. 

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Page- Global Vaccines Congress

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EU launches 'Horizon Birthday Prize'

The European Commission, together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and MSD for Mothers (Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation), launches a research and development competition to identify and bring to market innovative solutions to prevent death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. It includes a €2.5 million prize. The 'Horizon for the Birthday' Prize, as it is called, will be awarded to the solution that can best demonstrate a reduction in maternal and/or newborn morbidity and mortality and/or stillbirths during facility-based deliveries. It must also be new, safe, and scalable. 

Applications are due on September 6, 2017.

Competition page - European Commission

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2017 AGSA Conference takes place in New Zealand

The 67th Conference of the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA) takes place on September 20-22, 2017, in Christchurch, New Zealand. AGSA is a forum for Australasian grain scientists, educators, students, nutritionists, and others to share and advance knowledge and understanding of grain science and the grain industry. The conference convenes New Zealand, Australian, and international scientific and technical experts, and includes components on grain breeding, dietary fibers, human nutrition, process technologies, global product innovation, in its scientific program. AGSA Conference awards have a long history of recognizing outstanding achievement in the grain sciences and allied industries.

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Conference website - AGSA


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Colloquium on infectious diseases and antibiotics in Brisbane

On December, 1-2, 2017, the International Colloquium on Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics takes place in Brisbane, Australia. Hosted by Innovate Antibiotics 2017, a premier medical and scientific conference event producer, the meeting brings together world leaders in fields related to the research and development of antibiotics, with a focus on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event page - Innovate Conferences

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Third International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town

The third International Conference on Global Food Security combines discussion with critical analysis to gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to global food security. The conference addresses the activities of production, harvesting, processing, distribution, and consumption, as well as explores the trade-offs between economic, environmental, health, and social outcomes. A multidisciplinary approach is applied in order to reflect on how the best science can be used to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa 

Website - International Conference on Global Food Security

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