The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology and the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy hosted the German-Polish Biotech Networking Day on December 11, 2020. Selected Fraunhofer research groups networked with innovative Polish companies from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and local industry associations. The aim of the event was to identify and initiate transnational cooperation opportunities in the fields of cell and gene therapy and drug development.
Every year, Fraunhofer IZI and Fraunhofer IMW invite numerous guests from the fields of politics, business and science to a joint New Year's reception, where all the latest developments are discussed and future goals highlighted in a relaxed setting. The event location alternates between the Fraunhofer institutes.
Every year, the Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium brings together up to 200 representatives from industry, academia and clinical institutes to exchange views on the latest technologies, trends and developments in various focal areas. www.fs-leipzig.com
The International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair is held in a different location every two years. Up to 500 international guests with backgrounds in research, medicine and business discuss the latest research findings pertaining to neurodegenerative diseases. These include stroke, Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's disease, for which there still remains a lack of satisfactory treatment options. The spotlight is placed here on new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.
Fraunhofer IZI has celebrated the nationwide Girls’ Day since 2012. Girls' Day is an annual day of action which aims to encourage women and girls in particular to take up technical and scientific careers. By taking part in Girls' Day, the Fraunhofer IZI aims to mainly address girls in the upper stage of grammar school in the hope that more women will fill executive roles in scientific enterprises in future.
The Long Night of the Sciences is held in Leipzig every two years and sees Fraunhofer IZI open its doors late into the night. Our colleagues chat to the general public and give descriptive presentations of the diverse areas in which the institute conducts its research.
Every two years between 2007 and 2015, Fraunhofer IZI organized the World Conference on Regenerative Medicine, one of the largest events in the field across Europe with up to 1,000 participants. The conference offered a platform for interdisciplinary scientific exchange, especially in the fields of stem cell research, cell and gene therapy, biomaterials and tissue engineering.
Fraunhofer IZI’s Molecular Drug Biochemistry and Therapy Development Project Group in Halle takes stock of its work every year as part of a parliamentary academic day. The Halle-based researchers bring guests from politics, business and academia up to date on what has been achieved so far and what goals are being pursued next. The Fraunhofer IZI’s off-site department not only conducts contract research for industry, it is also involved in numerous national and international research consortia. The spectrum of expertise and services offered by the site here ranges from identifying new target proteins at the very start of the drug development process to the preclinical development of drug candidates.
This annual event is organized by the forum for liver dialysis "FORUM LEBERDIALYSE e.V." in close coordination with the Fraunhofer IZI’s Rostock-based Department of Extracorporeal Therapy Systems. The symposium brings together around 100 established experts to discuss the latest findings from the fields of extracorporeal blood purification as well as liver support systems. Discussions focus here on the clinical aptitude of new and optimized systems and on findings from various studies.
Fraunhofer IZI celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 29, 2015. The institute has seen continuously solid development throughout the start-up phase and beyond. This particular anniversary also marked the inauguration of the third new research building, constructed to meet the needs of the growing number of projects and members of staff. 300 guests with backgrounds in science, economics and politics came to witness the festivities and take a look around the new building for the first time.