Program 8th of June (Main Track and Expert Track below)

Main Track

  • 09:00-09:45
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 09:45-10:00
    Opening Speech
  • 10:00-10:30
    Keynote & Chat: How far has biotech come?
    David Berry, General Partner - Flagship Pioneering (US)
  • 10:30-11:00
    Panel: New Frontiers in Oncology
    Masoud Tavazoie, CEO - Rgenix (US)
    Carlos de Sousa, CEO - Immunicum
    Holger Reithinger, Partner - Forbion
  • 11:00-11:20
    Fireside Chat: Reinventing biotech startup acceleration
    Steve O'Connell, Associate Director - RebelBio
  • 11:20-11:50
    Break
  • 11:50-12:40
    Startup Battle: Early-Stage Round - Sponsored by Merck
    3 Startups: Cambridge Cancer Genomics, Junction Thx, PanCryos
    Jury: Vanessa Malier, Kurma | Julien Zhao, Merck | Inga Deakin, Touchstone Innovations | Thomas Thestrup, Sunstone
  • 12:40-13:00
    Fireside Chat: NASH, the Unexpected Goldmine
    Dean Hum, CSO - Genfit
  • 13:00-14:20
    Lunch
  • 14:20-14:50
    Panel: Turning Biotech Failures into Successes
    Christina Takke, Managing Partner - V-Bio Ventures
    Ignacio Faus, CEO - Genmedica Thx
    John Hodgson, Editor - Scrip
  • 14:50-15:10
    Fireside Chat: mRNA Thx, a True Game-Changer?
    Sean Marett, COO - BioNTech
  • 15:10-16:00
    Startup Battle: Rising Stars - Sponsored by Merck
    3 startups: Beroceutica, Confo Thx, Nova Discovery
    Jury: Vanessa Malier, Kurma | Julien Zhao, Merck | Inga Deakin, Touchstone Innovations | Thomas Thestrup, Sunstone
  • 16:00-16:30
    Break
  • 16:30-16:50
    Fireside Chat: Can synbio cure malaria?
    Hadyn Parry, CEO - Oxitec
  • 16:50-17:20
    Panel: Escaping Biotech's Financial Downward Spiral
    Bernard Gilly, Co-founder & CEO - GenSight
    C├ędric Moreau, Managing Director - Oddo & Cie
    Karl Naegler, Partner - Gimv
  • 17:20-17:50
    Keynote & Chat: The Next Big Thing in Biotech
    Antoine Papiernik, MP - Sofinnova Partners
  • 17:50-18:00
    Announcement of the Startup Battle Winner
  • 18:00-22:00
    Dinner & Evening Party #letshavefun

Expert Track

  • 10:30-11:30
    Everything you wanted to know about capital markets but were afraid to ask
    Frederik Gorter de Vries, Vice President - Kempen & Co
  • 11:50-12:50
    The Naked Truth: Choosing the Best Clinical Development Vendor, the uniQure Experience
    Marc Riteco, VP Clinical Development - uniQure
    Kieran Canisius, Managing Director - Seuss Consulting & Zocket
  • 15:00-16:00
    How to Access EU Funding as an Innovative Biotech
    Cornelius Schmaltz, Head of Unit - European Commission
    Alessandro de Concini, Advisor Innovation Finance - European Investment Bank
    Ralf Schmidt, Co-founder - Biovotec AS
  • 16:30-17:30
    DNA Molecular Combing: A New Paradigm in the Early Detection of Genetic Diseases
    Aaron Bensimon, CEO - Genomic Vision


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