Every other year S.A. LIFE organizes a grand Life Science Symposium, where close to 350 students and scientific staff members come together to listen to world renowned speakers. Within LIFE, the Life Science Symposium is one of the most prominent and diverse events, organized by students themselves. It is therefore that students, professors and teachers within our field think highly of our symposia.

The themes of the symposia mainly focus on fundamental life sciences or applied biotechnology, and are therefore strongly related to the study program Life Science & Technology. Themes of past symposiums have been: Immunotherapy – Enhancing the Human Defense SystemFrom Waste to Resource – Biotechnology for a Circular Economy and last year’s theme was: Sailing away from one-size-fits-all: Technological Developments in Personalised Medicine.

This year the 10th edition of the Life Science Symposium took place on the 19th of May 2022. The theme of this edition was Sailing away from one-size-fits-all: Technological Developments in Personalised Medicine. Top-of-the-field international academics and engineers will show how modern technological developments play a pivotal role in developing personalised medicine, thereby enabling doctors to treat patients with great precision. During the symposium speakers such as Prof. dr. Diederik Gommers (Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, previous head of The Netherlands Association of Intensive Care), Prof. dr. Christine Mummery (Professor in Developmental Biology) and Prof. dr. John van der Oost (Professor in Microbiology, pioneer in the CRISPR revolution) could all tell a lot about the wide range of topics in personalised therapeutics. We hope all our guests went away with new inspiration about our current and future applications and possibilities within the field of (medical) biotechnology.

Do you want to know more about this and other symposia? Please look at our website for more information.