On February 25th 2016 the IUCT Project Manager, Dr. Roberto Horcajada shared his experience in preparing H2020 proposals for Biotechnology.

The event was organized by the Spanish Association of Biocompanies (ASEBIO) and the Fundació Pons, was focused on  Intellectual Property and took place in Madrid, Spain. The “How to prepare a successful proposal in H2020 Biotech?” event presented to the attendees the highlights about IPR, the opportunities in BIOTEC WP2016-2017 H2020 calls and the know-how of the experts.

See the pictures taken to Dr. Findrik Blažević and her team (UZAG)  at the XI Meeting of Young Chemical Engineers (SMLKI 2016) the last 18th and 19th of February in Zagreb.




The following 25th of February the ASEBIO (Spanish Association of Biocompanies) is organizing a conference about the important issue of preparing successful proposals in Biotech calls for H2020 program.

The event will be held at PONS’ foundation facilities in Madrid (Spain) and it will be particularly focused on Intellectual Property aspects when preparing a proposal as well the specific opportunities a participant could find in Horizon 2020 European Commission programme.

Additionally some companies will share with the attendees their experience participating in H2020 proposals and successful projects. Among those companies, Dr. Roberto Horcajada from IUCT will participate as a speaker.

For more information (Spanish): http://asebio.com/es/evento.cfm?iid=h2020pons

Download the programme here (Spanish)

This week Prof. Zvezdana Findrik team (UZAG) is participating in the XI Meeting of Young Chemicals Engineers as speakers.

The Conference will be held the 18th and 19th of February at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology at University of Zagreb and such interesting topics as Reaction, biochemical and environmental engineering will be discussed.

Specifically, our partners will expose:

  • Intermediate isolation in the synthesis of Statin Side Chains – Morana Česnik
  • The investigation of the stability of the 2-deoxyribose-5-phosphate aldolase – Anera Švarc

For more information: http://pierre.fkit.hr/smlki/en/information.html

Download here the program.

At the Chemistry Department of the TU Darmstadt a symposium titled: “Systems Biocatalysis for Asymmetric Synthesis— Concepts, Challenges and Rewards“ was held on 23rd October 2015. The event marked the occasion of Professor Fessner´s 60th anniversary under the motto “Back to the Future“. The symposium was attended by approximately 150 scientists, (academic and industrial chemists, biochemists, biotechnologists, undergraduate and postgraduate students), some of which were PhD graduates of Professor Fessner´s group and now hold prominent positions in the industry.

After looking back to the stages of his research career, Prof. Fessner also introduced the future of biotechnology by presenting the ambitious, EU Horizon 2020 funded Carbazymes project, which aims to establish biocatalytic platforms that will allow the production of much-in-demand pharmaceuticals and bulk chemicals, in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly manner for large-scale industrial biocatalysis.


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