Life Science Horizons
Thursday, April 6, 11:30-13:30
Bojana Banovic, PhD, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jovana Grahovac, PhD, Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Prof. Nenad Filipovic, PhD, Bioengineering R&D Center, Kragujevac, Serbia
Angelina Subotic, PhD, Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”, University of Belgrade, Serbia
The interest of molecular life science is gradually shifting from the specific research to the biotechnological applications. Biotechnological advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways, leading to improvements in different segments of economy: public health, agriculture, industry and environmental protection. In addition to the research excellence, the professionals of molecular life sciences are expected to have deep understanding of the methodological tools of their field and their application potential, as well as interdisciplinary perspective that is imposed on the future of these work areas.
The Life Science Horizons session will cover different topics from the generation of research ideas to their practical applications. The focus will be on identifying potential commercial interest and strategies for how to exploit it, with the emphasis on the technology transfer from research organizations to private companies.