The European Biotech Week comprises a week-long series of events celebrating biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. The first European Biotech Week took place in 2013, marking the 60th anniversary of this pivotal moment in history. Thanks to that discovery, the deeper knowledge of genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and genetic structures in general has allowed scientists and biotech entrepreneurs to translate knowledge into applications in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.
The European Biotech Week in Italy is coordinated and promoted by Assobiotec (http://assobiotec.federchimica.it/).
IPSP together with DBIOS of University of Torino organizes the event “Microorganisms at the service of environmental and human health”.
In the morning, four seminars will introduce some examples of microorganisms that can be used in different fields, such as agriculture, industry, medicine, in order to improve environmental, plants and human health.
In the afternoon, the same organisms and some of their possible biotech use will be presented with short experiments and displays.
If you are interested in the seminars, it is mandatory to book your seat in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information you can download the program of the event.