44th FEBS Congress

July 6-11th 2019, Krakow, Poland

Bahne Stechmann (EU-OPENSCREEN) 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.

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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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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.

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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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- 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.

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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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Past Events in 2017


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.