Apart from the organisation of activities addressing the general public, Life Science Zurich Communication & Events also realises symposia and meetings for scientists and for the broad public.
OPEN INNOVATION IN LIFE SCIENCE 2018
A first-of-its-kind, premier life science conference with two back-to-back meetings connecting young professionals across academia, industry and decision-makers in science. The synergistic goals of this two-day conference were:
Life Sciences PostDoc Day (September 14)
To foster interactions among postdoctoral researchers and senior Ph.D. students in all life science fields working in Switzerland as well as to explore career perspectives..
Life Sciences Innovation Day (September 15)
To enhance the interactions between academia, industry, and society by bringing together all relevant stakeholder groups from universities, industry and medicine to discuss topics pertaining to new technologies, drug discovery, personalized medicine, and open science and innovation.
TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE IN ZURICH, 22 January 2018
LSZ Impact is the brand for events organized by the Life Science Zurich Business Network. The first LSZ Impact activity was on Translational Medicine in Zurich, which took place on 22 January 2018. This one-day multi-track meeting provided scientists from academia and industry a platform to present their life sciences projects to potential collaboration partners as well as investors. 300 participants attended event clearly focused on early stage projects in pharma, biotech and medtech. The pilot conference concentrated on the fields of cancer, immunology & infection and neurosciences.
Annual Meeting of the Life Sciences Switzerland LS2
On January 31 and February 1 2013, Life Science Zurich hosted the annual LS2 meeting (formerly known as USGEB) at the University of Zurich Irchel campus.
The titel of the meeting (R)evolutions in Biology indicates the focus on innovations and breakthroughs in biology. For the first time three special events for young academics were planned as part of the meeting.
As in previous years the industry exhibition and the poster sessions were an important part of the meeting.
Annual USGEB meeting 2011
In January 2011, Life Science Zurich organised the annual USGEB Meeting "Imaging Life" at the University of Zurich. The meeting focused on the newest imaging techniques.
Biodiversity - A challenge of the 21st Century
In November 2010, a symposium entitled "Biodiversität - A challenge of the 21st Century" took place at the ETH Zurich. The symposium's primary target audience was the interested public. The panel discussion at the end of the symposium evolved in cooperation with the Tages-Anzeiger.
The symposium in 2007 in honour of Professor Charles Weissmann was dedicated to prion diseases. Professor Weissmann's outstanding performance vastly contributed to the success of prion disease research in Zurich.