From 10-13 September 2017, cutting-edge science and technology will be showcased at Basel Life which is aiming to be Europe’s leading congress in the life sciences, not just bridging between basic and translational science but also between science and business.

Our speakers 

Bryn Roberts

Bryn Roberts gained his BSc and PhD in pharmacology from the University of Bristol, UK. Following post-doctoral work in neuropharmacology, he joined Organon as Senior Scientist in 1996. A number of roles followed, including team and project leader roles in high throughput screening and lead discovery informatics. In 2004 he became head of Discovery Informatics at the AstraZeneca sites in Cheshire, UK. Bryn moved to Basel in 2006 to join Roche, where he currently is Global Head of Operations & Center Head Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development.

Watch the livestreaming session with Bryn Roberts here on his presentation "From bioinformatics to medicine" at the Basel Life congress starting on 13 September at 16:30 CEST).

Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse earned his PhD in 1973 from the University of East Anglia. After spending several months in Urs Leupold's laboratory in Bern, Switzerland, he went to the laboratory of Murdoch Mitchison at the University of Edinburgh for postdoctoral studies on the cell cycle. Paul was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Leland Hartwell and Tim Hunt for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division (duplication) of cells in the cell cycle.

We were honoured to welcome Sir Paul Nurse as the speaker for the opening session. He delivered a public lecture on the control of the cell cycle at the Kunstmuseum Basel on 10 September at 6 pm.

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