Since 2009, each year the BioRN Annual Conference has been a valuable source of top information, lively discussions and networking opportunities with international experts from different fields of the life sciences.

Date and location:

20 November 2020, 9 AM - 6 PM

Delivered Digitally

19 October: start of 1:1 meeting booking 

10 November: Poster Submission Deadline

This year annual conference features disruptive innovations for personalized medicine through molecular engineering and molecular profiling of diseases. High-sensitive sensors, nano-devices and other technologies allow the continuous acquisition and analysis of individual health data, allowing detailed molecular examination and identification of biomarkers.

BioRN Annual conference showcases developments in precision technologies, their integration into clinical care and the upcoming challenges in data quality and patient data processing and storage.


Two Scientific Sessions & Keynote Speakers:

  • Session 1: Molecular profiling of diseases

       Vittoria Zinzalla, Head of Oncology Translational Science, Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Session 2: Engineering new sensors to probe biology

       Kai Johnsson, Director Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg

Fireside Chat - Innovation potential in the BioRN Region

  • Johannes Frühauf, Founder, CEO, LabCentral / Biolabs, Boston

  • Thomas Hanke, Head of Academic Partnerships, Evotec, Hamburg

  • Jürgen Bauer, Deputy Managing Director, EMBLEM Technology Transfer & Board Member, Heidelberg Startup Partners

  • Julia Schaft, Managing Director, BioRN

Moderated by Siegfried Bialojan, BioRN Strategic Board Member & Executive Director, Head Life Science Center Ernst & Young GmbH

Pre-program & 1:1 Meetings*

You can schedule 1:1 video meetings with all participants within the pre-programm on November 19 and during the conference breaks.

*The booking of meetings opens four weeks before the event when a certain number of participants have registered. 

Industry Poster Gallery (under "Marketplace") 

Submit your poster abstract to az[at] until October 30 to gain additional visibility at the conference.

BioRN Annual Conference is a free event for BioRN Members and Partners!

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