Plant Biotechnology
Environmental Biology

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The focus of this symposium is to present and discuss both major and current developments in the area of the applied life sciences. We define applied life sciences as all areas where biology has relevance to our everyday life, either as a concept or as a new technique. This spans from vaccine production in plants over to new ways of diagnosing cancer, to neurochips and biosensors.

At conferences and in their institutes, PhD students are often only familiar with their own area of basic research. Our aim, therefore, is to bring together research students of diverse backgrounds with leading scientists, in order to promote awareness and facilitate interaction between basic and applied life sciences. Currently we plan to include sessions exploring Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, Biomedicine, Behavioural Neurobiology and Evolution.