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Symposium

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: Evolution and Development, Synthetic Biology, Limits of Lifespan and Bioenergy – Engineering a Greener Future. Last year’s theme was Immunotherapy – Enhancing the Human Defense System. Speakers from around the globe gathered at Corpus Congress Center, Leiden, on the 17th of May to talk about their work in the field of Immunotherapy.

On the 19th of May 2022 we will take a deep dive into a sustainable theme at the 10th Life Science Symposium: ‘Sailing away from one-size-fits-all: Technological developments in Personalised Medicine'.
Top-of-the-field international academics and engineers will show how technological developments can play a pivotal role in developing personalised medicine, which will be able to treat patients with great precision. During the day, a diverse range of subjects will be covered.
With this theme we hope to inspire students and academics with the new advances and possibilities within the field of (medical) biotechnology, and show how it can play a major role in the transition to a personalised medicine.

For more information on the Life Science Symposium, its speakers and tickets we would like to direct you to our website.