CLOSED Call for Conference Attendees CLOSED

The call for applications is closed. There will not be future iterations of this program. 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) received applications for financial support to attend and travel to a variety of international life science conferences. AAAS supported the airfare, lodging, registration fees for Pakistani scientists affiliated with Pakistani institutions who could significantly benefit from attending the conference. 

Financial support was available for the following conferences:

  • 18th Annual European Biosafety Association Conference 2015 
  • 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Occupational Health & Safety    
  • 3rd Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
  • Bio-Inspiration of New Technologies 
  • Symbiomes: systems biology of host-microbiome interactions 
  • European Human Genetics Conference 2015  
  • 4th Annual Clinical Research in Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Leaders Forum 
  • EMBL Conference: The Human Microbiome
  • 2015 International Symposium on Life Science & Biological Engineering 
  • EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Enabling Technologies for Eukaryotic Synthetic Biology 
  • Human Genome Analysis: Genetic Analysis of Multifactorial Diseases
  • ICBB'15 - International Conference on Bioengineering and Biotechnology 
  • International Conference on Tissue preservation and Bio-banking
  • International Conference on Latest Trends in Biotechnology and Biodiversity (ICBB-2015) 

More details for each of the conferences including location and date can be found in the table at the bottom of this page.

In order to apply, applicants were required to:

  • Answer the question "Why are you interested in attending the conference and how you plan to use the information learned after the conference?" in English in no more than 1750 characters including spaces;
  • Answer the question "Why are you requesting travel assistance to attend the workshop?" in English in no more than 1750 characters including spaces;
  • Attach your curriculum vitae

Applicants will be notified at least one month before the conference.

Further details for each conference can be found below:

Conference  Location Date Description  

18th Annual European Biosafety Association Conference 2015

Vienna, Austria April 21-24

The 18th Annual Meeting of the European Biosafety Association: Orchestrating a (Bio)Safe World will be held April 21-24, 2015 at the Austria Vienna Center in Vienna, Austria. The conference will focus on the following topics: Biosafety aspects of working with animals, Biosafety in clinical settings, Communicating risk, Field to lab & hospital, and "Dual Use Oversight.” The conference will include pre-conference courses, paper presentations, breakout sessions, and a poster session. 

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3rd Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences

Athens, Greece May 4-7

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences will be held in Athens, Greece from May 4-7, 2015. The conference is being sponsored by The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), which was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines. Past conference topics include Health & Medical Education, Pharmacology/Biochemistry, Efficiency & Quality in Health Care Services, Medical Issues and New Developments, Clinical Outcomes & Quality of Life, General Health Care Issues, Nursing Practice and Other Issues, and Health & Medicine in Developing Countries. 

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4th International Conference and Exhibition on Occupational Health & Safety    

Toronto, Canada May 25-26

The 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Occupational Health & Safety will be held in Toronto, Canada from August 25-26, 2015. The conference will focus on Public Awareness and Responsibilities regarding Health & Safety issues. Topics covered include Women and Occupational Health, Nano medicine and Safety Issues of Nanotechnology, Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Occupational Disease and Human Health, Occupational Medicine and Therapy, Chronic Health, Industrial Food Safety and Management, Biotechnology in Health Care, Agricultural and Environmental Safety, and Construction and Ergonomics.

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Bio-Inspiration of New Technologies 

London, United Kingdom May 27-28

The Bio-Inspiration of New Technologies Conference will be held in London, England from May 27-28, 2015. A separate conference application process will be required to attend the conference. The Bio-Inspiration of New Technologies Conference will be held at the Royal Society, London location. Biological structures and processes have benefited from billions of years of refinement during the process of the evolution of life on earth. So why should we not benefit from what nature discovered in designing our own new technologies? This meeting brings together scientists from a range of disciplines to discuss how nature has inspired their work and how this can contribute to the technological evolution. 

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Symbiomes: systems biology of host-microbiome interactions 

Poltusk, Poland June 5-10

The Symbiomes: Systems Biology of Host-Microbiome Interactions Conference will be held in Poltusk, Poland from June 5-10, 2015. The conference will cover the following topics: The healthy human commensal flora and its alterations, homeostasis between microbiota and immune system, an ecological perspective of host-microbe interactions, environmental metagenomics, soil and plant microbiome, therapeutic and preventive manipulation of microbiota, and foresight. Shaping of the human microbiome could be a viable intervention strategy for conditions that have proved untreatable with conventional methods. On the other hand, monitoring the microbial flora could have a potential for early diagnosis of many diseases. Dissecting of the different aspects of the interaction of the microbiota with the host in humans and other model systems is possible only through the interdisciplinary effort of experts from different fields including molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, immunology, computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, population genetics, and epidemiology. The scope of the meeting is to provide a discussion forum for experts in these different fields to foster new ideas for interdisciplinary research. 

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European Human Genetics Conference 2015  

Glasgow, United Kingdom June 6-9

The European Human Genetics Conference 2015 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from June 6-9, 2015. The European Human Genetics Conference, now in its 49th year, is a forum for all workers in human and medical genetics to review advances and develop research collaborations. The conference has become one of the premier events in the field of human genetics with over 3,000 scientists, more than 215 oral presentations, 13 workshops, 8 educational sessions, and over 150 exhibiting companies. This conference is where the latest developments in human genetics are discussed, and where professionals from all parts of human genetics meet. 

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4th Annual Clinical Research in Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Leaders Forum 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates June 8-9

The 4th Annual Clinical Research in Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Leaders Forum will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from June 8-9, 2015. This 2 day forum will bring together the local regulators and ethics committees, alongside experienced investigators and study personnel, as well as clinical trial and late phase research experts from Pharma and Contract Research Organizations. It will examine in detail the key regulatory, clinical, outsourcing, and environmental factors which impact clinical trials. Particular and specific attention will be given to Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Jordan & Lebanon via separate and focused conference sessions. 

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EMBL Conference: The Human Microbiome

Heidelberg, Germany June 10-12

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory Conference: The Human Microbiome will be held in Heidelberg, Germany from June 10-12, 2015. Human microbiota, the collection of microbes living in and on our body, have a significant impact on human health and well-being. They have been associated with numerous diseases, yet we have barely understood their role in the context of life-style and genetics. Various initiatives are underway around the world to survey the microbiota at several sites on the human body, characterize them, understand their interactions with the human hosts, elucidate their role in diseases, and design possible therapeutic or dietary interventions. Despite numerous activities in this expanding and diversifying field, a large international conference on this important topic is currently lacking in Europe. This event will provide plentiful opportunities for European researchers to learn about and to connect to important developments in this field. Conference topics include microbes and us: a complex ecosystem, bioinformatics for the microbiome, microbiome in nutrition and metabolism, microbiome interactions with the immune system, and moving microbiome research into human populations. 

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EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Enabling Technologies for Eukaryotic Synthetic Biology  Heidelberg, Germany June 21-23

The European Molecular Biology Organization | European Molecular Biology Laboratory Symposium: Enabling Technologies for Eukaryotic Synthetic Biology will be held in Heidelberg, Germany from June 21-23, 2015. Synthetic biology applies engineering principles to biology and allows rational design of living systems. It opens new avenues in healthcare and industrial biotechnology, and provides fundamental insight into the design principles of biological systems as a whole. Synthetic biology inherently depends on efficient integration of several disciplines. The symposium will provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions on novel enabling technologies for synthetic biology in eukaryotic cells and facilitate exchange of ideas and new multi-disciplinary collaborations. Topics include Genome Editing, Modelling and Computer-Aided Design, Bio-bricks and Synthetic Circuits, Synthetic Cells, Systems Biology, Metabolic Engineering and Industrial Applications. 

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2015 International Symposium on Life Science & Biological Engineering 

Bangkok, Thailand June 27-29

The 3rd International Symposium on Life Science & Biological Engineering (ISLSBE 2015) in Bangkok, Thailand from June 27-29, 2015. The objective of ISLSBE 2015 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in networking and digital society. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. 

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Human Genome Analysis: Genetic Analysis of Multifactorial Diseases
 

Cambridge, United Kingdom July 11-17

The Human Genome Analysis: Genetic Analysis of Multifactorial Diseases Course will be held in Cambridge, United Kingdom from July 11-17, 2015. A separate conference application will be required to attend the conference. This advanced course covers statistical methods currently used to map disease susceptibility genes, with an emphasis on (but not limited to) methods that can analyze family data or a combination of families and individuals. Discussions of the latest statistical methodology are complemented by practical hands-on computer exercises using state-of-the-art software. The statistical basics behind each method will be carefully explained so that participants with a non-statistical background can understand. 

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ICBB'15 - International Conference on Bioengineering and Biotechnology 

Barcelona, Spain July 15-17

The International Conference on Bioengineering and Biotechnology (ICBB) will be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 15-17, 2015. The International Conference on Bioengineering and Biotechnology (ICBB) is a specialized conference covering different topics related to theories and applications of biologically-related technology and engineering. Bioengineering and biotechnology are receiving much deserved attention due to modern breakthroughs in related fields. Accordingly, ICBB is a highly anticipated annual conference with significant potential to become a high-impact event. ICBB is designed to bring together researchers active in field and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas, information and research.  

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International Conference on Tissue preservation and Bio-banking

Barcelona, Spain July 20-22

The International Conference on Tissue Preservation and Bio-Banking (Bio-Banking 2015) will be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 20-22, 2015. The conference aims to gather the most elegant societies and industries along with the renowned and honorable persons form top universities across the globe. Bio-Banking 2015, on behalf of its organizing committee, welcomes all the stem cell technologists, researchers, industrialists, young scientists as well as student and corporate delegates to participate and to have a great experience. The theme of the conference of bio-banking is based on “Emerging Trends for Tissue Preservation for Sustainable Development.” During bio-banking conferences, international symposiums, B2B meetings, and international workshops will be organized to discuss the specific topics in the field of stem cell technology. The conference also welcomes international exhibitions form corporate sectors to showcase the recent advancements in the tools and techniques. 

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International Conference on Latest Trends in Biotechnology and Biodiversity (ICBB-2015) 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates August 24-26

The International Conference on Latest Trends in Biotechnology and Biodiversity (ICBB-2015) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from August 24-26, 2015. The ICBB-2015 meeting will be the perfect platform for the researchers, scientists, professors, and students to exchange and discuss their ideas in the field of biotechnology and biodiversity. ICBB-2015 is anticipating around 500 participants around the globe and the three day conference will host plenary sessions, keynote speeches, poster and oral presentations. The main theme of the conference is "Biotechnology and Biodiversity: Research beyond imagination.” 

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