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  • Promotes the exchange of scientific results
  • Opportunity to learn about and be inspired by the latest developments in other scientific fields
  • More than 1000 attendees each year from more than 60 countries
  • Allows scientists from all countries in Europe access to some of the best international speakers in the life sciences
  • A large forum that includes twenty workshops and more than 90 speakers
  • One of the few meetings in Europe that covers all areas of the life sciences
  • Brings together some of the best researchers in the life sciences in an informal setting
  • Speakers range from young group leaders to Nobel laureates
  • An interdisciplinary forum that provides researchers with an opportunity to meet scientists from outside their own field
  • A dedicated career day for PhDs and postdoctoral researchers that offers access to counseling and training in specific skills
  • Possibility to discuss publishing issues with editors of scientific journals
  • Discussions on science and society as well as science policy issues, for example open access publishing, the role of science in advising politics, and excellence versus inclusion in research funding