BioForum is a two-day event. We are still working on arranging lectures and seminars, and the agenda may still be slightly modified. Download the most current version, or read it below.

9:30 - 10:15 Keynote lecture

Kit Greenop, Associate Director of EU and UK Healthcare – RPP Healthcare: How European Public Affairs can drive your business.

10:30 - 13:00 B2B Meetings & Startup Cave

10:30 - 12:00 Bioethics session

10:30 – 10:50 Human genomics DNA analysis – ethical questions that have to be answered, Rev. Tad Pacholczyk

10:55 – 11:15 Ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genetic intervention in human reproduction, Marta Soniewicka

11:20 – 11:40 Human genomic DNA analysis – a chance for better diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, Jennifer Castaneda 

11:45 – 12:00 Panel discussion: Genetic privacy in post-genomic era. Moderator: Błażej Kmieciak

12:00 - 13:00 Company Presentations

i&i Prague, a guide from Life Science inventions to investment. Jiri Moos

Tosoh Bioscience, The art of Separation. Hans Vuijst

Aurigon company presentation, Tamás Kitka



13:00 - 13:30 Sesion: Polish-American Innovation Bridge, part II

Walter Klemp, Founder, Chairman, CEO & President, Moleculin Biotech, Inc: Bringing validated innovations from the USA to Poland. Third Coast concept.

10:30 - 11:30 Students seminar

A seminar titled The career paths for life science students. Speakers:

  • Maciej Spuś, Biotechnology Laboratory Coordinator at Polfarmex, will speak about work in R&D in a biotech company;
  • Dawid Lewko, a student of Medicine at Medical University of Lodz, will show you that how quickly you can start your scientific career;

Inventing Biomarkers, Ernst Plefka, Biocrates Life Science AG

11:30 - 12:00 Students meeting with biotech companies; job/students internships application opportunities.

Students meeting with biotech companies; job/students internships application opportunities.

12:00 - 13:00 Workshop for scientists: How to prepare R&D project presentation for business partner

Workshops sponsored by DM Vestor

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:15 Keynote lecture

Efficient Partnership in R&D. Pfizer’s Global and Local Perspective. Michał Kurzelewski, Medical Director at Pfizer Polska

14:30 - 17:00 B2B Meetings

15:30 - 16:50 IP management and protection session

15:30 – 16:00 National flavors of European patent litigation – litigating patents in Hungary and at the Unified Patent Court. Eszter Szakács, Partner, Attorney-at-law Sár and Partners, Budapest

16:00 – 16:10 Q&A

16:10 – 16:40 Obtaining Patent Protection for Biological Inventions In Canada. Lola  Bartoszewicz, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Patent Agent

16:40 – 16:50 Q&A

17:00 - 17:30 Closing ceremony.