Upcoming events

Cell Bio Virtual 2021 | An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting

December 2, 2021 14:00-15:00 CET

EU-OPENSCREEN, Instruct and Euro-BioImaging jointly organise a live networking session on "Training at International Research Infrastructures - Case studies in bio-imaging, structural biology and early drug discovery" at the upcoming CellBio Virtual 2021 meeting. The CellBio2021 is organised by EMBO and the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).

This interactive session will be a unique opportunity for international scientists and early career-scientists to learn more about the training opportunities that are provided by research infrastructures and how they can gain a competitive edge by working with research infrastructures in biological and medical imaging (Euro-BioImaging), structural biology (Instruct) and chemical biology (EU-OPENSCREEN).

Registration and more information on the event here:

Target 2035 monthly webinar 

Dec 7, 2021, 16:00 p.m CET

Webinar with Ctibor Škuta from EU-OPENSCREEN database partner site IMG in Prague on the "Resource landscape for chemical probes".
Ctibor Škuta and his team from IMG in Prague have developed EU-OPENSCREEN’s novel European Chemical Biology Database (ECBD) of chemical and biological screening data: Registration and more information:

2nd Drug Discovery Conference 

Sep 22-24,  2022  Riga, Latvia

Our Latvian partner site, the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis is organising the 2nd Drug Discovery Conference, which will take place in Riga, Latvia from September 22-24 in 2021.
The conference speakers will cover modern trends in drug discovery related to organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, structural biology, and drug delivery. More information and registration can be found here.


Past events 2021

ICBS 2021 virtual conference

Nov 11-13, 2021

EU-OPENSCREEN is a very good example for this year’s focus of the ICBS which will highlight the impact of collaborations and partnerships to advance chemical biology. Bahne Stechmann, EU-OPENSCREEN Head of Operations and Scientific Strategy, will present how EU-OPENSCREEN has successfully established a European Research Infrastructure and is advancing and supporting research through collaborations in the field of Chemical Biology. Join us at the opening session on "Global advances in chemical biology" on Thursday, November 11th, 9:45-11:00 AM EST (15:45-17:00 CEST).For more information on the event please see the event website here.

Discovery UK

Oct 26-27, 2021  London UK

Our Scientific Project and Industry Liaison Manager Robert Harmel will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at Discovery UK in London. Get in touch with him to learn more about possible collaboration options. More info here.

Australia - Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures

Oct 5-7, 2021 virtual conference

Bahne Stechmann, EU-OPENSCREEN Head of Operations & Scientific Strategy, will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the virtual Australia- Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures. He will be open for discussions with potential partners from Australia wishing to collaborate with EU-OPENSCREEN. For more information on the event please see here.

SLAS Conference

Oct 4-5, 2021 Berlin, Germany

Our Director, Wolfgang Fecke, our Laboratory Automation Manager Sohie Brusseau and our Analytical Chemist, Victoria Mora, will present EU-OPENSCREEN´s central compound management facility at this year´s SLAS conference in Berlin. They will explain our laboratory automation system and our comprehensive and unique EU-OPENSCREEN compound collections. Interested scientists are welcome to discuss collaboration options with us. For more information please see here.

EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2021), virtual

August 29 - September 2, 2021

The biennial EFMC-ISMC 2021 will cover advances in drug discovery in major therapeutic areas, including bacterial and viral infections, diseases of the brain, heart, and respiratory system, fibrotic diseases and cancer. Visit EU-OPENSCREEN and discuss with us at our virtual booth.

More information:

45th FEBS Congress, virtual

July 3-8, 2021

This year, the annual congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) will be a virtual event and is entitled 'Molecules of Life: Towards New Horizons'. Join our EU-OPENSCREEN presentation during the 'Meet the expert session' and visit us at our virtual booth. We share our booth with other research infrastructures in structural biology (Instruct), biological and medical imaging (Euro-BioImaging), and biobanks (BBMRI).

More information:

European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (ESOC)

Virtual Mini Symposium July 5-6, 2021

Victoria Mora, Analytical Chemist at EU-OPENSCREEN, will give a talk on "OPPORTUNITIES TO IDENTIFY NEW BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF ACADEMIC COMPOUNDS" at this year´s ESOC virtual mini symposium. For more information please visit the event website.



SLAS Europe 2021 Digital Conference and Exhibition
22-25 June, 2021, Vienna, Austria

The SLAS Europe 2021 Digital Conference and Exhibition: Connecting People. Advancing Science will focus on how automation can improve your laboratory's efficiency or how to better use the data from your automated processes. You can meet Phil Gribbon, Assistant Head of Deaprtment at our partner site Fraunhofer ITMP Hamburg, during the 'Academic Drug Discovery Special Interest Group (SIG)' session on Wednesday, June 23, 13:00-13:30 CEST. You can also watch Bahne Stechmann's presentation on EU-OPENSCREEN as part of the pre-conference 'SLAS Career and Business Showcase' session on Wednesday, 16-June-2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST.For more information please visit the event website.


Advancing Data Technologies to Corner AMR 2021
Virtual ADTCA 2021 on June 24, 2021

ADTCA 2021 brings together groundbreaking Data Technologies, and derived products and services which have the potential to greatly influence the global curbing of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Wolfgang Fecke, General Director of EU-OPENSCREEN, will give a talk on “Open data for discovery of novel antibiotics”. For more information please visit the event website.

Latin America - Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures virtual conference

15-Jun-2021 14:00 CEST to 17-Jun-2021 22:00 CEST

The virtual three-day symposium co-organised by EU-OPENSCREEN within the RI-VIS project brings together delegates from Latin American and European research infrastructures (RIs), science policy organisations and research institutions to discuss opportunities and challenges for RI cooperations between Latin America and Europe. On June 16 at 10:30 CEST Bahne Stechmann will present EU-OPENSCREEN in the session on "Expanding Latin-American- European Partnerships". For more information and registration see here.

ICRI 2021 International Conference on Research Infrastructures

Canada , virtual conference

June 1-3, 2021

The International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) brings together policy experts, facility managers, leading researchers and a variety of other stakeholders to discuss challenges and emerging trends for research infrastructures around the world.

EU-OPENSCREEN has been chosen to present its COVID-19 related services in the response to the pandemic section. For more information on the ICRI 2021 conference see here.

European Chemical Biology Symposium (ECBS)

May 26-28, 2021 virtual conference

For free registration and abstract submission please visit the event website:

The biennial European Chemical Biology Symposium (ECBS) is jointly organised by EU-OPENSCREEN and the EuChemS Division of Chemistry for Life Sciences and will be held as a virtual meeting on May  26-28, 2021. .

The ECBS 2021 will bring together scientists from Europe and overseas to present and discuss their latest achievements in cutting edge chemical sciences, ranging from small molecule targeting nucleic acids, targeted protein degradation via PROTACs or molecular glues, artificial intelligence in drug design, new antiviral therapies, natural products, protein aggregation, glycochemistry & -biology and nanostructured material for biology and medicine.

We encourage young researchers to present their work at the meeting (oral & flash presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts), discuss with the speakers and embrace the exciting developments currently happening in chemical biology.

Virtual Helmholtz Drug Discovery Conference – HDDC 2021

March 25th/26th, 2021 virtual conference

The HDDC 2021 is co-hosted by Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup from our partner site Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany. Two afternoons (mornings in the US) will focus on two of today’s hottest topics in drug discovery: 'Proteolysis-targeting chimeras (PROTACs) - a new drug discovery paradigm?' and 'Novel treatment options against SARS-CoV-2'.
The conference provides a stimulating platform to discuss the state of the art in drug discovery with academic experts and scientists from biotech and pharmaceutical industries. An exceptional group of internationally renowned speakers will foster interaction and knowledge gain in the field. Due to the pandemic situation the HDDC 2021 is organised in a virtual and shortened format.
The conference is free of charge.
For further information and registration see here

Information day on RIs in Biomedical Sciences in Spain

March 10, virtual meeting

The Research Infrastructures (RIs) in Biomedical Sciences (EATRIS, ECRIN, EU-OPENSCREEN, ELIXIR, INFRAFRONTIER and INSTRUCT), with the support of the Ministry of Science, are organising a national conference in Spain on Wednesday 10 March to discuss with the Spanish research community. We will inform about what RIs are, the role we will play in the Horizon Europe programme, and the services we can offer to researchers.


Bioprosp_21 - The 10th International Conference on Marine Biotechnology

March 9-10, virtual meeting

BIOPROSP_21 is the 10th biennial International Conference on Marine Biotechnology and bioprospecting, which is co-organised by our scientific partner Prof. Jeanette Andersen at UiT- The Arctic University of Norway in Tromso. BIOPROSP is an exciting and rewarding conference for researchers and representatives from both research institutions and enterprises. This year, BIOPROSP_21 is a brief, but inspiring and useful (and affordable) digital experience! The scientific conference will cover topics ranging from 'Accessing Biodiversity' and 'Tools for Marine Bioprospecting' to 'Scale-up and Industrialization' and 'Success stories'. For more information please visit the event website.

ERIC Forum Cross-Domain Workshop on Research Quality and Reproducibility

Feb 10-11, 2021, virtual meeting

Feb 10, 13:45 CET: Phil Gribbon and Andrea Zaliani from our Fraunhofer ITMP partner site in Hamburg will give a talk on "Systematic variability in the results from community wide SARS-CoV-2 drug repurposing studies: the influence of cell model and library selection on hit populations"

For the agenda and free registration please see here


Africa-Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures

Feb 1-2, 2021 virtual conference

Research Infrastructures (RIs), science policy organisations and research institutions meet to discuss opportunities and challenges for RI cooperations between Africa and Europe. If you would like to know more about EU-OPENSCREEN´s range of services, do not miss the talk of Bahne Stechmann, EU-OPENSCREEN Head of Operations and Scientific Strategy, on February 1, 2021 at 1:15-1:30 p.m.

We hope to raise awareness of individual RIs, to identify measures to mitigate current challenges of biregional cooperations between RIs, to initiate new and strengthening existing collaborations, and to initiate networks in a sustainable way so that all stakeholders benefit. We invite all researchers who have an interest in learning more about Research Infrastructures and the research opportunities they offer to scientists. Participation in this event is for free, but registration is required.

This symposium is organised as part of the RI-VIS project, a Horizon 2020-funded project to increase the visibility and raise awareness of European RIs to new communities beyond Europe.
More information and registration on the event website.

Cell Bio Virtual 2020 | An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting

December 3, 2020

17:45-18:30 CET

EU-OPENSCREEN and Euro-BioImaging will organise the joint session “How to benefit from integrating international research infrastructures in your research project” at the upcoming Cell Bio Virtual 2020 Meeting, which is organised by ASCB and EMBO. This interactive session will be a unique opportunity for international scientists to learn how researchers can gain a competitive edge by working with research infrastructures in biological and medical imaging (Euro-BioImaging), and high-throughput screening (EU-OPENSCREEN). Different funding options will be presented.

Learn more about the event: here


ENRIITC 1ST Virtual Networking Meeting

15th October (13-15:00 CEST) – 16th October (11:30-13:30 CEST) 2020

Do not miss the opportunity to talk to our Director Wolfgang Fecke and our Scientific Project Manager Alessandra Silvestri at the 1st ENRIITC Virtual Networking Meeting to learn more on how EU-OPENSCREEN can accelerate your research in drug discovery, register here.


Presentation at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Oct 13, 2020, Halle, Germany

EU-OPENSCREEN Director Wolfgang Fecke will give a presentation on the access and operational model of EU-OPENSCREEN on Oct 13, 2020 at the Bioorganic Chemistry research group of Prof Wessjohann at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle, Germany. The aim of the meeting is to discuss collaborations and joint grant applications in the field of plant-based natural products.

6th “Drug Discovery Virtual Strategic Summit (DDSS)

Oct 9, 2020, 11:00-11:20 CEST

EU-OPENSCREEN Director Wolfgang Fecke will give a key note on "Tool compounds and drug candidates from the European chemical biology infrastructure EU-OPENSCREEN" at the 6th virtual “Drug Discovery Strategic Summit (DDSS). The Drug Discovery Strategic Summit highlights the advances in current and emerging hot targets and technologies, as well as target validation strategies for the discovery and development from biologics to small molecules. For more information and registration see here.

INFRAFRONTIER Virtual Conference 2020:

Targeting Cancer with Animal Models

October 8, 2020, 13:00-16:00 CET

The INFRAFRONTIER Conference 2020 ‘Targeting Cancer with Animal Models’ will showcase innovative animal models used in cancer research and also introduce the Cancer Mission Board to the cancer research community. During the Session 3 - European Cancer Research Policy, on October 8th, 13:00-16:00 CET, Bahne Stechmann will present EU-OPENSCREEN and explain how EU-OPENSCREEN will contribute to the Cancer Mission under the new Horizon Europe framework programme. Example cancer research projects from our partner sites will illustrate how EU-OPENSCREEN and its partner sites help advance our understanding of cancer, identify novel cancer targets and contribute to the development of novel treatments.
For more information and registration please see here

"The importance of Research Infrastructures"

Biotech Atelier Virtual Conference

Oct 6, 2020, 1 pm CEST on CISCO Webex

Join us at the Biotech Atelier Virtual Conference and learn what EU-OPENSCREEN and other research infrastructures can offer to you. The agenda includes talks on the importance, the current role and the future of research infrastructures. Our Head of Operations and Scientific Strategy, Bahne Stechmann, will explain our portfolio of services with special focus on COVID-19. Registration and more information can be found here.


EFMC-ISMC Virtual Event 2020

September 7-8, 2020 (virtual)

Learn more about EU-OPENSCREEN at the EFMC-ISMC Virtual Event 2020, a 2-days Virtual Event will take place on September 7-8, 2020. You can meet EU-OPENSCREEN and discuss with Bahne Stechmann, Head of Operations & Scientific Strategy, via Zoom on Tuesday, September 8, at 12:10 CEST click here:

Learn more about the event: here

Drug Discovery Summit / Virtual Conference

July 30, 2020

Do not miss the talk of EU-OPENSCREEN Director, Wolfgang Fecke, on the EU-OPENSCREEN compound library at the Drug Discovery virtual meeting on July 20, 2020. For more information and registration please see here.

1st EU-OPENSCREEN Baltic Symposium on Chemical Biology / Virtual Conference

May 25, 2020

EU-OPENSCREEN and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis will organise the 1st EU-OPENSCREEN Baltic Symposium on Chemical Biology. Participants will learn about the unique opportunities offered through our Europe-wide chemical biology research consortium. Bahne Stechmann will present the research performed at EU-OPENSCREEN and Professor Päivi Tammela (University of Helsinki, EU-OPENSCREEN) will inform the participants about the Academic Compound Library of EU-OPENSCREEN and the opportunities for chemists to exchange their compounds with assay providers.

Postponed due to COVID-19

Dechema 3D Cell Culture Conference

May 12-14, 2020 - Freiburg, Germany

Alessandra Silvestri will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at Dechema in Freiburg, Germany. For more information see here.

Postponed due to COVID-19

HDDC 3rd International Helmholtz drugdiscovery conference

Apr 23-24, 2020 - Braunschweig, Germany

The 3rd International Helmholtz Drug Discovery Conference (HDDC 2020) on April 23-24 in Braunschweig is co-organised by our partner Mark Brönstrup at the HZI and will provide a stimulating platform to discuss the state of the art in drug discovery with academic experts and scientists from biotech and pharmaceutical industries. On April 22nd, EU-OPENSCREEN and our partner IME Fraunhofer will co-organise a compound repurposing workshop. Please come along and discuss with us your ideas and workflows for assay design and data analysis. For more information see here.

Postponed due to COVID-19

MCAA General Assenbly and Annual Conference

Mar 28-29, 2020 - Zagreb, Croatia

Alessandra Silvestri will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the MCAA General Assembly in Zagreb, Croatia. For more information see here.

Rescheduled early 2021: Africa Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures

Mar 23-24, 2020 - Cape Town, South Africa

Bahne Stechmann will co-organise the 1st RI-VIS Africa-Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures, which will be held on March 23rd- 24th, 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa. This two day symposium will bring together staff from European infrastructures and South African and other African research infrastructures and institutions to initiate new - and strengthen existing - Africa-Europe collaborations. For more information see here.

Postponed due to COVID-19

ESFRI Conference "European Research Infrastructures for a smarter future"

Mar 18-19, 2020 - Zagreb, Croatia

The ESFRI Conference "European Research Infrastructures for a smarter future" in Zagreb will explore the potential of European Research Infrastructures. Wolfgang Fecke will attend the meeting on behalf of EU-OPENSCREEN. For more information see here.

EOSC Life 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Mar 3-4, 2020 - Brussels, Belgium

EOSC-Life is the new cluster project of the European life science RIs within the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), aiming at creating an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe. Wolfgang Fecke will represent EU-OPENSCREEN on the Executive Board during EOSC Life AGM.

Corbel final open meeting

Mar 2, 2020 - Brussels, Belgium

At the CORBEL Final Meeting, the consortium will present their solutions for harmonising user access to the European Life Science research infrastructures (LS RIs). EU-OPENSCREEN is represented on the Corbel Executive Board by Wolfgang Fecke.

ARIA Software Workshop

Feb 25, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Katja Herzog and Tanja Miletic will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the ARIA software workshop in Amsterdam. EU-OPENSCREEN has successfully implemented the ARIA software for its project management and collaborates with INSTRUCT ERIC on the further development of the ARIA software. Talk to us, if you would like to profit from our experience. More information and registration can be found here.

RI-VIS Communication Workshop and AGM

Feb 16-18, Munich, Germany

Maren Kappe and Bahne Stechmann will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the RI-VIS Communication Workshop and AGM in Munich.

ERIC Forum Meeting 2020

Feb 5-6, Brussels, Belgium

Wolfgang Fecke will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the ERIC Forum Meeting 2020 in Brussels.

SLAS 2020

Jan 25-29, San Diego, USA

Wolfgang Fecke will present a poster on how EU-OPENSCREEN is "Accelerating chemical tool discovery by a novel collaborative approach". For more information see here.

ESFRI Information Day

January 21, Berlin, Germany

Bahne Stechmann will give a presentation on the "Implementation & operation of an ESFRI project" on the example of EU-OPENSCREEN.


ASCB/EMBO 2019 meeting

Dec 7-11, Washington DC, USA

Do not miss the talk of our Scientific Strategy Officer, Bahne Stechmann, on "How to boost your research project with the support of inernational research infrastructures" at ASCB/EMBO on Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 at 10.00 in theater 4, Exhibit Hall. More information can be found here.

Cambridge Cheminformatics Network Meeting

November 27, 2019, Cambridge, UK

Wolfgang Fecke will give a presentation on "Access to EU-OPENSCREEN, the new Research Infrastructure for Chemical Biology" at 4pm, Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Chemistry Department, Lensfield Road, Cambridge. More information on the meeting can be found here.


Nov 25, 2019 Rechovot, Israel

The first ISR-OPENSCREEN workshop "Bringing together small molecules and biology" will take place at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rechovot, Israel on Nov 25, 2019. At this workshop representatives from our partner sites in the Czech Republic, Norway and Finland will be present. Bahne Stechmann from EU-OPENSCREEN will give a presentation on "The European Research Infrastructure in Chemical Biology and early Drug Discovery". The programme can be found here.

ESFRI Workshop on the Future of Research Infrastructures in the European Research Area

Nov 6-8, 2019 La Palma, Canary Islands

Wolfgang Fecke will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at this meeting to explore key issues that emerged through the roadmap process.

ELRIG Drug Discovery 2019

Nov 5-6, 2019 Liverpool, UK

Do not miss Tanja Miletic´s poster presentation on EU-OPENSCREEN at the ELRIG "Looking back to future conference" in Liverpool, UK. For more information visit the conference website.

Conference Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

October 28-30, 2019 Paris, France

Wolfgang Fecke will give a keynote at this conference. For more information visit the conference website.

2nd CORBEL Service Operator & User Meeting at EMBL

Oct 1-2nd, 2019, Heidelberg, Germany

Tanja Miletic (Project Manager) and Martin Neuenschwander (Compound Logistics Manager) will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the meeting.

CORBEL is an initiative of thirteen biological and medical research infrastructures (BMS RIs), which together will create a platform for harmonised user access to biological and medical technologies, biological samples and data services required by cutting-edge biomedical research. Scientists who benefit from transnational open access to dedicated technology platforms through CORBEL will present their project's progress. Their presentations will be complemented by the technology providers from partner sites from research infrastructures giving their view on the project. Not only this meeting will help to advance the individual projects through face-to-face discussions and networking between different technology platforms and external users. The goal of this meeting is also to unveil and subsequently address bottlenecks in the implementation and transition of projects from one research infrastructure to the next.

Organizing Chemical Libraries as a Pillar of Research and Economic Development

Oct 4, 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece

Kathy Skopelitou will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the symposium which is organised by our Greek EU-OPENSCREEN partners at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Researchers from academia and industry are invited to participate and discuss about the current status of Chemical Libraries in Europe and future challenges regarding the organization, function and contribution of Chemical Libraries in Research and Economic Development.

51st Congress of SBFTE on 'Challenging Frontiers in Pharmacology'

Sep 26, 2019, Maceió, Brasil

Bahne Stechmann will give a presentation on "EU-OPENSCREEN - An International Research Infrastructure initiative to facilitate Chemical Biology and early Drug Discovery" at the 51st Congress of SBFTE (Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, in Maceió on September 26th.

The presentation is part of the Symposium on 'Main Challenges for Innovation in Pharmacology'. The theme of the congress is 'Challenging frontiers in Pharmacology' and 600-700 scientists, including graduate students and postdocs, will attend. The presentation aims to initiate new collaborations with Brazilian researchers and is part of EU-OPENSCREEN's initiative to build new partnerships with Latin American countries.

The presentation will explain how assay providers from Brazil can use the EU-OPENSCREEN compound collection to develop, in collaboration with EU-OPENSCREEN partner sites, novel chemical probes, and how Brazilian chemists and pharmacologists can collaborate with EU-OPENSCREEN to identify biological activities of their compounds.

For more info see here.

International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (9th ICBB 2019)

Sep 25-28, 2019, Poznan, Poland

Wolfgang Fecke (EU-OPENSCREEN Director General) will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the conference. Jacek Kolanowski from our local Partnersite, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBCH) at the Polish Academy of Sciences, will give an up-date on the activities within the EU-Horizon 2020 grant, EU-OPENSCREEN DRIVE, which enhances the sustainability and operational excellence of EU-OPENCREEN and its services. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the EU-OPENSCREEN Partner Site Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBCH).

ICBB2019 is co-organized byour EU-OPENSCREEN screening partner site, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Asia-Pacific Association of Science, Engineering and Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University, and Chinese Journal of Biologicals, in collaboration with multiple academic affiliations.

More info here.

ESFRI Information Day

Sep 25, Brussels, Belgium

Wolfgang Fecke will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at this meeting of Top Roadmap Stakeholders in Brussels.

Basel Life MipTec Exhibition

Sep 9-12th, 2019, Basel, Switzerland

BASEL LIFE is Europe’s leading congress in the Life Sciences, showcasing cutting-edge science and technology, and more than 2,000 participants are expected. If you attend the BASEL LIFE Miptec 2019 in Basel on September 9-12, stop by at our booth 'European Research Infrastructures', which is organized by EU-OPENSCREEN (represented by our European Relations and Grant Officer Dr. Katja Herzog) and Instruct-ERIC.

EU-OPENSCREEN offers open-access to a network of partner sites throughout Europe who work in Chemical Biology and early Drug Discovery. As a research infrastructure, EU-OPENSCREEN collaborates with international scientists from academia and industry to facilitate research in early Drug Discovery. Instruct-ERIC offers open-access to a wide range of high end structural biology technologies across Europe, such as cryo-Electron microscopy, NMR, x-ray diffraction and mass spectrometry, as well as training and internships. Discuss with us how you can use these valuable resources to address your research questions.

Program here.

More info here.

12th AFMC/AIMECS 2019

Sep 8-11, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

Meet and discuss with Bahne Stechmann at the Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (AFMC) 12th International Symposium 'New Avenues for Design and Development of Translational Medicine' in Istanbul on September 8-11th .

EU-OPENSCREEN offers international medicinal and organic chemists the opportunity to profile their compounds and integrate them into the EU-OPENSCREEN academic compound collection, which will be screened by EU-OPENSREEN's partner sites and thereby uncovers the biological activities of these compounds. Thanks to EU-OPENSCREEN's pan-European network of partner sites, the compounds will be tested in a large number of screens, and thereby exposed to a wide range of biological targets.

Bahne will present the poster 'EU-OPENSCREEN - Innovative collaboration models in early drug discovery'.

For more information see here.

19th national meeting on "new challenges in drug discovery"

July 8-11, 2019 University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

On July 8 at 09:35-09:50 in room OC-11, Jordi Quintana will give a talk on “EU-OPENSCREEN drive: building the European academic chemical library”. For more information see here.

44th FEBS Congress

July 6-11th 2019, Krakow, Poland

Bahne Stechmann (EU-OPENSCREEN Scientific Strategy Manager) will be present at the meeting.

The FEBS Congress has become a unique collaboration between FEBS and its Constituent Societies (the biochemistry and molecular biology societies across Europe and neighbouring regions that belong to FEBS), with the organization of the event awarded to a different host Society each year. While the event retains the core elements that make it 'The FEBS Congress' (under the guidance of FEBS), this approach enables each host Society to bring a local flavour and fresh ideas to the meeting, and also gives opportunities for participants to explore new locations. Although always taking place in the FEBS area, the FEBS Congress attracts scientists from across the globe, and you do not need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society to take part.

Program here.

More infos here.

16th Annual Meeting of The Medicinal Chemistry Section - Israel Chemical Society

June 19th, 2019, Rehovot, Israel

Wolfgang Fecke (EU-OPENSCREEN Director General) will represent EU-OPENSCREEN with a booth at the Weizmann Institute of Science. 

More infos here.

SLAS 2019 Conference Europe

26-28 June, 2019, Barcelona, Spain

The EU-OPENSCREEN partner site Fundacion MEDINA will be presenting the recent innovations at the SLAS Europe Meeting in Barcelona from June 26-28. The Head of Screening and Target Validation, Francisca Vicente, will be speaking about implementations of HTS in Natural Products in the Labcyte Tutorial: “Beyond Small Molecule Screening with the Echo® Liquid Handlers and Access™ Workstations” on Thurs June 27th at 8:30 a.m. in Room 118.

More and more researchers are applying innovative technologies beyond the world of small molecules in the search for novel therapeutic targets and therapies. Presentations from LifeArc, Fundación MEDINA, and University Hospital of Zurich will discuss about implementations using the Echo® Liquid Handlers and the Access™ Workstation for high-throughput screening of fragments, natural products, and antibodies. In addition, the Principal Scientist, Carmen Ramos, will be presenting the poster entitled “P069-Spheroids 3D culture, a powerful tool in Drug Discovery screening in cancer research” on Thurs June 27th at 1:15 pm.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide in spite of numerous efforts made in anticancer drug discovery. One of the reasons is the inefficient drug discovery models using a classic 2D cell culture, since it cannot recreate in vivo conditions.

For this reason, 3D tumor cell culturing has emerged to more closely simulate these conditions. In order to evaluate the cytotoxicity of potential antitumor drugs, MEDINA has included two approaches based on spheroids culture: the high-throughput method for measuring viability assays, and an image-based assay with three-dye staining method (calcein AM, propidium iodide and Hoechst) which provides insight into the mechanism of cytotoxicity. By applying this method, it is possible to distinguish active compounds that kill tumor cells within the spheroid, other compounds that disintegrate the spheroid/tumor, and others that reduce the spheroid size. These findings increase the value of the active compound discovered.

Sona Gurska from the High throughput screening and High content analysis core at our EU-OPENSCREEN partner site in Olomouc, Poland, (Univerzita Palackeho V Olomouci) and Jana Kotulova, both under the leadership of Petr Džubák, are presenting a poster (No 91) with the title "A high-throughput, whole cell-based assay for cytotoxicity profiling of new chemical compounds".

For more information on SLAS Europe 2019 see here.


Oxford Global's R&D Series EU

June 11-12th, 2019, Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Fecke (EU-OPENSCREEN Director General) and Tanja Miletic (Project Manager) will be present at the Drug Discovery Summit.

Oxford Global’s R&D Europe Series features 4 outstanding programmes: the 20th Annual Drug Discovery Summit, 7th Annual Discovery Chemistry & Drug Design Congress, Bispecific in Discovery & Development Congress and the Neuroscience in Discovery & Development Congress.

The R&D Europe Series unites over 400 drug discovery attendees from global pharmaceutical organisations, top biotech companies and internationally renowned academic institutions specialising in various therapeutic areas. This renowned series of events provide a valuable opportunity for leaders to transform and lead the future of drug discovery and development.

20th Annual Drug Discovery Summit:

An invaluable resource for those looking to improve efficiency, increase pipelines and keep up to date with the latest advances. Looking at small molecules and biologics, this congress will feature key insights into protein degradation, AI/ML in drug discovery and provide updates in screening and modelling including CRISPR and organ-on-a-chip techniques. Key therapeutic areas include: immunotherapy and oncology.

7th Annual Discovery Chemistry & Drug Design Congress:

Bringing you the latest in discovery enabling technologies, computational based drug design and discovery chemistry, this congress bring together leading figures in the field to discuss the evolving techniques being utilised in the sector. Key focus areas include; DNA encoded libraries, protein-protein interactions, AI/ML in drug design and medicinal chemistry for oncology.

Bispecifics In Discovery & Development Congress:

Companies at the forefront of this field, including Amgen, Genentech, F star, Merus and Numab will present their insights on bispecific drug discoveries using the novel applications and engineering technologies as well as bispecific therapeutic development beyond immune-oncology. Key focus areas include developability, immunogenicity, safety and CMC considerations to bring bispecifics into the clinic successfully.

Neuroscience In Discovery & Development Congress:

The Congress will bring together a host of key experts from this new and exciting field, examining the latest advances in neuroscience research, both in target identification & validation-led approaches. Case Studies will include a focus on the tools & technologies enabling novel treatment developments, critical biomarker & translational work in preclinical development, alongside an overview of the current and ongoing successful collaborative models of research between the pharmaceutical industry and clinical institutions.

Drug discovery agenda here.

Other agendas (Neuroscience, Bispecific, Discovery Chemistry) can be requested through this website.

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Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference

May 22nd-24th 2019, Madrid (Alcalá de Henares), Spain

Katja Herzog will attend the conference with a booth and represent the CORBEL project there as well.

The 4th Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, from May 22 till May 24, 2019. The historical Alcalá de Henares was the original location of the Universidad Complutense, founded in 1293 and one of the oldest universities in the world, as well as being the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. The social programme of the meeting will include a visit to the city, a gala dinner and extensive opportunities to network with the Instruct Structural Biology community.

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ELRIG Meeting - 2019 - Advances in Cell Based Screening in Drug Discovery

May 22-23rd, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

The third ELRIG meeting on Advances in Cell Based Profiling in Drug Discovery will be held  at the AstraZeneca R&D premises in Gothenburg. This interactive 2-day event will host leading scientists from academia and industry to discuss current and future formats for cell based assays. This time the bi-annual meeting will be accompanied by a satellite meeting on Chemical Biology on May 24th, organized by our EU-OPENSCREEN collaborators from the Chemical Biology Consorium Sweden (CBCS) and other academic infrastructures in the Nordic countries. The aim is to create an open and inspiring environment for networking between biologists and chemists, working towards a common view on expectations from our cell assays and their use for target identification, target validation and compound profiling purposes.

Plenary Keynote Speakers: Herbert Waldmann (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Olli Kallioniemi (SciLifeLab, KI, Stockholm), Ulli Elling (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, IMBA, Vienna), Craig Crews (Yale University).

Cell based assays are utilized at all stages of drug discovery to explore disease mechanisms and to identify novel molecular therapeutics. Significant advancements are being made towards cell reagents and formats that provide a more accurate biological context, aiming at improving translation to human physiology/pathophysiology. Their implementation is much needed for improving success rates in drug discovery, but there are significant challenges associated with reliable and affordable reagent supply and validation of improved translational power to justify costs. This meeting serves to explore recent advancements and to discuss their practical implementation in drug and chemical probe discovery and validation.

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May 7th, 2019, Berlin, Germany

Philip Brennecke (Scientific Project Officer) will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the meeting.

BIONNALE is the biggest networking event for life sciences and healthcare industries in the German capital region. Representatives from academia and industry attend the annual life sciences event in Berlin to identify, engage and start strategic relationships. The networking character is one strength of BIONNALE with more than 900 attendees from over 20 countries in the last year.

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Pack a big wallop - MDC/ Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH Symposium

April 10th, 2019, Berlin, Germany

Jens von Kries and research team, Marc Nazare and research team (EU-OPENSCREEN partner site FMP-FVB), Wolfgang Fecke, Ronald Frank and Katja Herzog (EU-OPENSCREEN) were present at the meeting.

This year, the symposium will highlight the latest developments in the field of small molecules. Two international key notes, Hana Algül from the Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München and Stefano Piccolo from the University of Padova, Italy, will present their work. Further experts from industry and academia will present their current projects and challenges. A poster session in the afternoon break and a get-together in the evening will provide plenty of time for networking.

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2019 ASBMB ANNUAL MEETING + Experimental Biology 2019 meeting

April 6-9th 2019, Orlando, FL, US

Bahne Stechmann (EU-OPENSCREEN) was present at the meeting and presented a poster on acccess opportunities for scientific user projects within EU-OPENSCREEN.

Break ground on new discoveries. The 2019 ASBMB Annual Meeting is where leading experts and scientists at all points on their career trajectories convene to share new research. It’s your chance to go beyond your everyday routine and discuss your work with influencers in your specialty. Attend inspiring lectures and hands-on workshops, connect with peers in the biochemistry and molecular biology community, and gain inspiration to take back to the lab. Join us at the pinnacle of scientific exchange April 6–9 in Orlando.

Program here.

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European Chemical Biology Symposium - ECBS 2019

April, 3rd-5th in Madrid, Spain

EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC is co-organiser and the whole team will be there to meet you!

Chemical biologists from all parts of Europe and overseas come together to present and discuss the latest achievements in cutting edge chemical sciences. This present joint meeting gathers researchers from organic & biological chemistry, proteins biotechnology, computational biology, protocells, machine learning, bacterial resistance, drug discovery, synthetic biology, biomedical materials and chemical glycobiology. We encourage young researchers to present their work at the meeting (oral & flash presentations will be selected from abstracts), discuss with the speakers and embrace the exciting developments currently happening in chemical biology.

Program here.

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Novel Antimicrobials and AMR Diagnostics 2019

March 14th-15th 2019, Berlin, Germany

Katja Herzog (EU-OPENSCREEN) will present a poster on the access models to EU-OPENSCREEN services.

The Novel Antimicrobials and AMR Diagnostics 2019 conference is a platform for SMEs, start-ups, big pharma, academia, investors and public institutions to discuss strategies and the specific challenges faced by SMEs in bringing new antimicrobial treatments and diagnostics to the market.

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SLAS 2019 European Sample Management Symposium

March 11-12, Berlin, Germany

Edgar Specker (FMP Berlin) and Bahne Stechmann (EU-OPENSCREEN) will present the concept of EU-OPENSCREEN and outline the compound management operation at the FMP and EU-OPENSCREEN at the 'Working in Partnership' session of the SLAS 2019 European Sample Management Symposium.

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SLAS 2019

Tuesday, February 5th, 4.30-5pm in Washington, USA

Dr. Wolfgang Fecke, director of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC, will give the talk "A novel European Compound Screening Library for EU-OPENSCREEN" in the "Small molecule libraries" session/podium discussion at the SLAS 2019 in Washington, USA. Looking forward to meeting you there!

Location at conference: 146C

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- full SLAS schedule

- Feb 5th schedule


Berlin Science Week Nov 8th, HU Berlin

Meet EU-OPENSCREEN (Dr. Katja Herzog) at the Berlin Science Week.

ATTENTION: Event language will be German.


Ladies and Gentlemen, Let us shape the future together. We therefore invite you to the Berlin Science Week - to our event Future 4.0: Work, Products, Locations on 8 November 2018, 15:00 o'clock - 21:00 o'clock to the Technical University of Berlin (Lichthof in the main building, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin)

Get to know Berlin's places of the future and meet interesting companies that will shape the products of the future with you. Get in touch with scientific institutions that will also put your ideas of tomorrow into practice. Find out about the places where all the knowledge and skills come together.

We would like to draw your special attention to two highlights:

Keynote lecture: "What does theory say: How will we work in the future? In which areas will our working environments change?" Prof. Dr. Hoppe, Humboldt University Berlin

Panel discussion: "What does a modern future location have and need? Participants: Jutta Heim-Wenzler (Tempelhof Projetion GmbH), Corinna Huge (Senate Administration for Economics, Energy and Business), Dr. Christina Quensel (Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH), Roland Sillmann (WISTA Management GmbH), Thomas Henn (VIRTENIO GmbH), Moderation: Ingo Hoppe

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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EFMC-ISMC XXV International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 2-6, 2018

Philip Brennecke will present EU-OPENSCREEN in Ljubljana. For more information see here:


ICRI 2018 - 4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures

Vienna, Austria, September 12-14, 2018

Wolfgang Fecke will represent EU-OPENSCREEN in Vienna. For more information see here:



San Diego, USA, December 8-12, 2018

Bahne Stechmann will present EU-OPENSCREEN in San Diego. For more information see here:


43rd FEBS Congress

Prague, Czech Republic, July 7-12, 2018

Bahne Stechmann (EU-OPENSCREEN) and Naomi Gray (INSTRUCT) are jointly organising the session "European Research Infrastructures: Find your collaboration partner in structural biology and chemical biology" at the 43rd FEBS 2018 Congress in Prague. Find out how you can benefit from services provided by Instruct-ERIC and EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC, and hear two interesting examples of recent research from leading scientists using these technologies: Dr Jan Dohnálek, Group leader at the Biotechnology and Biomedicine Center of the Academy of Sciences and Charles University in Vestec (BIOCEV) will present his NMR based studies at the Instruct-ERIC centre on Zn-dependent nucleases from plants, fungi and bacterial pathogens. Dr Petr Bartunek, Director of CZ-OPENSCREEN, the National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology, and Group leader at the Institute of Molecular Genetics at Academy of Sciences in Prague will present the Czech infrastructure for Chemical Biology and explain how external biologists can collaboratively develop their own probes by using the state-of-the-art facilities within CZ-OPENSCREEN.

Recent in-silico approaches will be discussed as well as their applications in academic drug discovery efforts including drug repurposing and high-throughput combinatorial approaches to guide the biologist to select appropriate high-quality probes for their experiments.

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FENS 11th Forum of Neurosciences

Berlin, Germany, July 7-11, 2018

EU-OPENSCREEN is jointly organising with Euro-BioImaging and INSTRUCT the networking session "New Horizons in Neuroscience: Solving membrane protein structures; biological and medical imaging; and high throughput drug screening". This session is a unique opportunity to network with other neuroscientists and find out about opportunities to benefit from free training and research visits to high end laboratories across Europe offering access to the latest technologies including cryo-Electron Microscopy, Xray spectroscopy, NMR, Nanobody discovery, selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM), super resolution microscopy, multi-modal molecular imaging and high throughput drug screen technologies.

Professor Radu Aricescu from the University of Cambridge will present his latest research in the area of GABA receptor structure and function allowing fresh insights into inhibitory neurotransmission. He will share his experience in working with European research infrastructures and how open access to high-end technologies can enable cross-disciplinary, pioneering research projects.

For more information, please see here.


Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

San Diego, USA, April 21-25, 2018

'CORBEL', a Horizon 2020-funded initiative of eleven biomedical research infrastructures, launched a call for collaborative research projects, which generated a lot of interest among European scientists and over 20 projects have been accepted. As CORBEL will launch a second call for projects in early 2018, Bahne Stechmann will highlight the success of the first CORBEL call and the research opportunities that research infrastructures represent to molecular biologists and biochemists at the annual meeting of the ASBMB.


European Cystic Fibrosis ECFS Basic Science Meeting

Loutraki, Greece, March 21-24, 2018

EU-OPENSCREEN is a member of the Horizon 2020-funded project 'CORBEL' which enables complex research projects that require the expertise and technologies of several research infrastructures. Bahne Stechmann will present CORBEL at the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) Basic Science Conference to illustrate these new research opportunities to the cystic fibrosis community.


ELRIG Meeting on Robotics & Automation

FESTO, Esslingen (Stuttgart),  February 28, 2018

Philip Gribbon will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the ELRIG Meeting on "Robotics & Automation" in Esslingen, Germany.


Dechema Meeting "Advances in Chemical Biology"

Frankfurt, Germany

January 30-31, 2018

Katja Herzog and Philip Gribbon will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the DECHEMA Meeting "Advances in Chemical Biology" in Frankfurt, Germany.




Philadelphia, USA

December, 2-6

EU-OPENSCREEN, together with Euro-BioImaging and INSTRUCT, organises a session on "New Opportunities for Researchers – Open Access to Transnational Research Infrastructures in Imaging, Structural Biology, and Compound Screening" at the upcoming EMBO-ASCB Conference. The session will take place on Sunday, 11:00-12:00 am. Bahne Stechmann presents EU-OPENSCREEN.

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ICBS 2017

Shanghai, China

October, 17-20

Bahne Stechmann will give a presentation on EU-OPENSCREEN during a Special Session on the "Global chemical biology landscape" at the upcoming International Chemical Biology Sympoisum (ICBS) on Thursday, October 19th.

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SIBS 2017

Zürich, Switzerland

October, 12-13

Katja Herzog will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the SIBS 2017 Congess in Zurich.

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Translational Medicine 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

September 24-26

Katja Herzog will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at the Translational Medicine 2017 EATRIS Conference in Prague.

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42nd FEBS Congress

Jerusalem, Israel

September, 10-14

Bahne Stechmann will give an early bird session on "New European research infrastructures in imaging, structural biology and compound screening: how to take advantage as a researcher? ".

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Vienna, Austria

August, 27-31

Bahne Stechmann will represent EU-OPENSCREEN.

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6th ERIC Network Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

May 9-10

Katja Herzog and Bahne Stechmann will represent EU-OPENSCREEN.

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Bringing together the bio-medical scientific communities: the role of research infrastructures

Brno, Czech Republic

May 24

Bahne Stechmann will represent EU-OPENSCREEN.

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Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures II

Munich, Germany

May 29-30

Maren Kappe will represent EU-OPENSCREEN.

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SLAS Europe: Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

June 6-7, 2017

The Conference Chair will be our Danish EU-OPENSCREEN partner Mads Clausen. Numerous other EU-OPENSCREEN partners such as Per-Anders Enquist (Umea University), Anna-Lena Gustafsson (CBCS), Jeanette Hammer Andersen (Tromso University), Krister Wennerberg (FIMM) and our coordinator Philip Gribbon will participate in the scientific committee and the meeting. 

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How European Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures boost Innovation by Open Access

Brussels, Belgium

June 20, 2017

Katja Herzog will represent EU-OPENSCREEN at this event.

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ECBS 2017

Budapest, Hungary

July 2-4, 2017

The ECBS 2017 is organised by our Hungarian EU-OPENSCREEN partners Attila Reményi and György Dormán and many other EU-OPENSCREEN partners will be joining the conference. Philip Gribbon from the EU-OPENSCREEN head office will participate here.

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SLAS Europe: Compound Management Conference 2017

Berlin, Germany

March 14-15, 2017

Philip Gribbon and Bahne Stechmann represented EU-OPENSCREEN here.


Academic Drug Discovery 2017

Cambridge, UK

March 6-7, 2017

Edgar Specker, Head of Compound Management, Medicinal Chemistry Group, FMP Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology presented on "Structure Based Drug Design of Tryptophan Hydroxylase (TPH) Inhibitors Exploiting the Binding Pocket of the Co-Substrate Pterin".

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82nd Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society

Tel Aviv, Israel

February 13-14, 2017

Haim Barr represented EU-OPENSCREEN here.


Macumba Conference

Berlin, Germany, June 27-29, 2016

Project Coordinator Philip Gribbon presented EU-OPENSCREEN at the MACUMBA conference focusing on the biotechnical application of marine microbes in Berlin Adlershof.

ICBS 2016

Madison, USA, October 24-26, 2016

Project Coordinator Philip Gribbon presented EU-OPENSCREEN at ICBS 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin, US

SLAS Conference

Berlin, Germany, April 12-13, 2016

Project coordinator Philip Gribbon presented EU-OPENSCREEN at the SLAS Conference on Compound Management in Industry and Academia in Berlin, Germany.