2011 FAID on “Science and Innovation: The Challenges of Translational Breakthroughs” with GIANT cluster

The Office of Science and Technology (Boston Office) is organizing its flagship event, the French American Innovation Day. The event  is co-sponsored by Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies (GIANT) Campus. The 2011 edition will be held on December 6th at Harvard Medical School Conference Center in Longwood Campus. The sponsors are partnering with Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, PVLSI (MA, USA).

Entitled “Science and Innovation: The Challenges of Translational Breakthroughs”, the seminar breaks down into 3 appealing sessions:

Session 1: “Deciphering complexity and diversity of life”
Session 2: “Key competencies for innovation”
Session 3: “New innovations in healthcare”

The 2011 FAID will gather the most prominent scientists, both from the U.S. and France, in the engineering and biomedical science area as well as corporate executives from both countries.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Eva Pebay-Peyroula will be the French Scientific Director of the FAID seminar. She is a renowned scientist, Member of the Academy of Science, President of the French National Research Agency (ANR) and Director of the Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS) in Grenoble  where she is focused on functional and structural aspects of membrane proteins. Her US counterpart will be Professor Paul Friedmann, Executive director of PVLSI, Dean’s Professor in Biomedical Innovation at Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

They will moderate the sessions exploring research tools, training skills and know-how related to innovation in translational research.

For more information, please contact Lisa Treglia at deputy-inno.mst@consulfrance-boston.org or visit our website: http://www.france-science.org/faid2011

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