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CRG 20th Anniversary Symposium: The value of fundamental research

CRG 20th Anniversary Symposium: The value of fundamental researchCRG 20th Anniversary Symposium: The value of fundamental research

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Program

Day 1 - 23rd March 2023

09h00 Welcome and Opening
  • Luis Serrano, Director of the CRG
  • Joaquim Nadal, Catalan Minister of Research & Universities
  • Manel Balcells, Catalan Minister of Health
  • Oriol Amat, Rector of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Ignasi López, Director of the Relations with Health and Research Institutions Area, 'la Caixa' Foundation
  • Jordi Camí, Director of the PRBB
09h30 CRG 20 years' celebration
  • Miguel Beato, Founder and former Director of the CRG
  • Andreu Mas-Colell, President of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology and former Catalan Minister of Economy of the Government of Catalonia 
  • Carmen Vela, Director of Collaborative Projects, Gold Standards Diagnostics and former State Secretary of Research, Development and Innovation of the Spanish Government
10h00 Scientific Talks

"Title tbc"
Speaker pending to be confirmed
 

11h00 Coffee break
 
11h30 "Title tbc"
Nick McCooke, RevoluGen Ltd., UK
 
12h30 "Title tbc"
Hagen Tilgner, Weill Cornell’s The Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, New York, NY, US
 
13h00 "Title tbc"
Maria Lluch, Pulmobiotics, Barcelona, Spain
 
13h30 Lunch break
 
15h00 "Title tbc"
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, US
 
16h00 "Organoids to study regeneration and cancer"
Meritxell Huch, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
 
16h30 "The Src oncoprotein; from avian model systems to human disease"
Sara A. Courtneidge, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, US
 
17h30 Colloquium "The value of fundamental science"

Host: Xavier Aldeguer, Director General of Knowledge Society, Transfer and Territory, Dept. of Research and Universities, Government of Catalonia
Moderator: Cristina Sáez, science journalist

1st part: Short talks about the successful experience of four local entrepreneurs

  • Carlos Buesa, CEO, Oryzon Genomics
  • Marie-Eve Beaulieu, cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Peptomyc SL, spun out from VHIO
  • Maria Lluch, founder and Chief Scientific Offier of Pulmobiotics, spun out from CRG, and CRG Alumni
  • Salvador Aznar-Benitah, founder and Scientific Advisor of Ona Therapeutics, spunt out from IRB Barcelona, researcher at IRB Barcelona and CRG Alumni

2nd part: Debate with relevant stakeholders in the field of life sciences entrepreneurship

  • Ion Arocena, Director of ASEBIO (Spanish Association of Biotech Companies)
  • Carmen Vela, Director of Collaborative Projects, Gold Standards Diagnostics and former State Secretary of Research, Development and Innovation of the Spanish Government
  • Joël Jean-Mairet, Managing Partner, Ysios Capital
  • Bernhard Paetzold, cofounder and Chief Scienfic Officer of SBiomedic, and CRG Alumni
  • Luis Serrano, Director of the CRG
  • Xavier Aldeguer, Director General of Knowledge Society, Transfer and Territory, Dept. of Research and Universities, Government of Catalonia
19h00 Closing
  • Jordi Marti, Sixth Deputy Mayor, Director of the Culture, Education, Science and Community  Area, Barcelona City Council
  • Diana Morant, Minister of Science and Innovation, Spanish Government
19h20 Cocktail

 

Day 2 - 24th March 2023

09h00 "Title tbc"
Speaker pending to be confirmed
 
10h00 "Mechanism of insulin granule biogenesis"
Julia von Blume, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT,  US
 
10h30 "Title tbc"
Lewis Cantley, Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US
 
11h30 Coffee break
 
12h00 "Lgr5 Stem Cell-based organoids in human disease"
Hans Clevers, Roche Pharma Research & Early Development, Roche Innovation Center Basel,
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
 
13h00 "Complex Systems: from CRG to EMBL…"
James Sharpe, EMBL Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
 
13h30 "Engineering Synthetic Circuits with CRISPR-mediated gene regulation"
Yolanda Schaerli, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
 
14h00 Lunch break
 
15h00 "Adventures with Argonautes"
Phillip Zamore, HHMI, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, US
 
16h00 "Seqera Labs: A Multiomics Data Analysis Business Based on Open Science"
Evan Floden, Seqera Labs, Barcelona, Spain
 
16h30 "Systemic temporal regulation of tissue physiology by circadian rhythms during health and aging"
Salvador Aznar-Benitah, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain
 
17h00 "Understanding cellular reprogramming in vivo"
Manuel Serrano, Cambridge Institute of Science, Altos Labs, Cambridge, UK
 
18h00 Wrap-up / Conclusions