Call for Poster Abstracts ESF Conference: deadline for submission

01 Dec 2011

From 9-11 May 2012, the conference Towards a sustainable bio-based society: aligning scientific and societal agendas for bio-innovation will take place in Amsterdam. This conference is organized by CSG in collaboration with the European Science Foundation (ESF), the ESRC Genomics Network (EGN, United Kingdom) and GEN-AU (Austria). Bringing together participants from academia (senior experts as well as early stage researchers), industry and policy, this international, interdisciplinary conference will:  

  • identify key trends in the co-evolution of contemporary biosocieties on the one hand and life science research on the other;
  • explore the opportunities, challenges and concerns for society at large arising from these trends;
  • develop a roadmap towards a sustainable bio-based economy through the alignment of scientific and societal agendas.

This three-day meeting will include plenary presentations by keynote speakers, interviews, forum discussion as well as poster presentation sessions. We hereby invite early stage researchers (e.g. Ph.D. researchers and post-docs) to submit proposals for poster presentations on issues relevant for life sciences, policy, industry, funding agencies and media. These might include (but are not confined to) reflections on the societal aspects of the following issues:

  • Sustainable bio-innovation
  • Societal impact of synthetic biology and bionanoscience
  • Private/public partnerships and IPR
  • Biomimesis, biomaterials and biofuels

The submission deadline is 1 January 2012. Click here for more information about submitting a poster abstract. The ESF Conference website, where you can register, will go online shortly. If you want to be informed about this, please contact Olga Crapels at

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